Orange Blossom Special

Album: Orange Blossom Special (1965)
Charted: 80

Songfacts®:

  • This Country number started life as a fiddle instrumental named after a train that ran from Miami to New York.

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 13th 1965, Johnny Cash performed "Orange Blossom Special" on the ABC-TV program 'Shindig!'...
    And twenty-five days later on February 7th, 1965 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart for a six week stay, peaking at #80...
    It reached #3 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart...
    On the day of this 'Shindig!' appearance his covered version of "It Ain't Me, Babe" was at #7 on the Hot Country Singles chart, but he didn't perform it...
    In 1963 Billy Vaughn released an instrumental version of song; his version also spent 6 weeks on the Top 100 and peaked at #63...
    R.I.P. Mr. Cash {1932 - 2003}, Mr. Vaughn {1919 - 1991}, and Jimmy O'Neil {Shindig's host, 1940 -2013}.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhThis is a very recognizable instrumental song and worthy of the phrase 'country classic'.
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