Night Train

Album: Live at the Apollo (1963)
Charted: 35
  • I said I lost someone
    But I know where I'm gonna find them
    All aboard
    All aboard
    All aboard for night train

    Miami, Florida
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Raleigh, North Carolina

    Miami, Florida
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Washington D.C.
    Oh, and Richmond, Virginia too

    Baltimore, Maryland
    Philadelphia
    New York City
    Take it home
    And don't forget New Orleans
    The home of the blues

    Oh, yeah, night train
    All aboard to New York City
    Are you ready for the night train
    Are you ready for the night train
    I believe in something I did not know, I'm coming home now
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Washington D.C.
    Oh, and Richmond, Virginia too

    Baltimore, Maryland
    Philadelphia
    New York City
    Take me home, Boston, Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts
    And don't forget New Orleans
    The home of the blues Writer/s: JIMMY FORREST, LEWIS C. SIMPKINS, OSCAR WASHINGTON
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 3, 1960, the Viscounts performed their covered version of "Night Train" on the ABC-TV program 'The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beech-Nut Show.
    Two months earlier on July 18th "Night Train" entered Billboard's Top 100 chart at position #100, three weeks later it would peak at #82 {for 1 week} and it spent 5 weeks on the Top 100...
    Earlier in 1960 on February 1st their "Harlem Nocturne"* peaked at #52 {for 1 week} and stayed on the chart for 16 weeks...
    Besides the the above two records, they had one other Top 100 record, "Wabash Blues", it reached #77 on January 9th, 1961...
    * Five years later on October 24th, 1965 "Harlem Nocturne" re-entered the Top 100 at #84, and on December 26th it peaked at #39 {for 1 week}. "Night Train" also tried to re-enter the Top 100 but only got as high at #122 on Billboard's Bubbling Under the Top 100 chart.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 1st 1965, James Brown and the Famous Flames performed "Night Train" on the ABC-TV program 'Shindig!' {it was during the show's closing credits}...
    Three years earlier on April 8th, 1962 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #89; and on May 20th, 1962 it peaked at #35 {for 1 week} and spent 11 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #5 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    On October 29th, 1964 James Brown performed the song on 'The T.A.M.I. Show' in Los Angeles; the act following him were the Rolling Stones, and they were hesitant about taking the stage after seeing 'The Godfather of Soul' doing his thing!!!
    Personal note: I attended a James Brown concert at the Dome in Virginia Beach VA in 1967, was the greatest live show I’ve ever seen, he was amazing!
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