Yeah, you're right. I saw the reincarnation of the Glenn Miller Band about
ten years ago, and they played the song in concert, but as a cover. I
realized my mistake when I went through the CD collection this evening.
There was a song, called "The Wreck of the FFV"(Fast Flying ***ian, or
First Families of ***ia-depending on which C&O history you follow), but
I'm not sure if anyone major recorded it. It was about a train wreck that
happened new White Sulphur Springs, WV.
> Except Glenn Miller didn't record "Take The A Train."
> You're thinking of Duke Ellington's Orchestra, methinks.
> On Thu, 8 Feb 2001 15:08:10 -0500, "Claude Allen"
> >I didn't say he wrote it, I only said he recorded it. Generally recorded
> >music is sold under the name of the recording artist, and not the writer.
> >Hence, a bajillion people think of "Paradise" as a John Denver songe when
> >was written by John Prine(Just a slightly OT mention, because it's all
> >Mr. Peabody's coal trains hauling away western Kentucky).
> >> > In that case,
> >> > "Trans Europe Express" by Kraftwerk(German, pre-techno)
> >> > And, to not ignore one of the most widely used transit systems in the
> >> > "Take the A Train" by the Glenn Miller Band.
> >> No, no, no, not even close: Billy Strayhorn, who actually had to get
> >> directions to Duke Ellington's house to try out for his band, and was
> >> inspired to write that timeless tune.
> >> Sheesh, here it is, what, 70 years later, and black songwriters *still*
> >> don't get credit!
> >> --
> >> Who needs cool reviews? What does another cool review add to the sum
> >> of human knowledge? I should have kept my trap shut.
> >> - Orson Welles, referring to his review of Sergei Eisenstein's
> >> "Ivan the Terrible"