Number 12 Train


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By The 1937 Flood. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a half century since Roger Samples and Charlie Bowen started playing music together. This track starts with a snippet of a tune recorded at a party in late 1974. It was right when Rog and Charlie had just started messing around with Josh White’s great tune, “Number 12 Train.” Oh, it’s even harder believe that Roger has been gone almost five years now. But he’s still very much with us. Evident of that is the rest of this track, recorded back in the March, the last time we were all together in one room before this COVID-19 madness started. Interesting, isn’t it, how the first tune of the evening was a shoutout to that same old blues? This time it features great solos by Doug and Sam and the two Paul’s? The blues run through so much of what The Flood plays, and so does the spirit of Roger Samples.

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