Long Black Train ()


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The centerpiece of this debut album by South Carolina native Josh Turner is its lead track, the traditional-sounding "Long Black Train," which could be a country gospel song out of the 1940s. Penned by Turner, the song rolls death, temptation, and redemption into the metaphor of a funeral train, and sung in Turner's deep voice, it rolls across country radio like nothing else on the scene, the ominous breath of hellfire in the lyrics conjuring up the ghost of Johnny Cash. It is also a hard act to follow, and although there ...

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  1. Long Black Train
  2. In My Dreams
  3. What It Ain't
  4. I Had One One Time
  5. Jacksonville
  6. Backwoods Boy
  7. Unburn All Our Bridges
  8. You Don't Mess Around with Jim
  9. She'll Go on You
  10. Good Woman Bad
  11. The Difference Between a Woman and a Man
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Dec 1, 2011

Sing Along

Great songs, especially "Long Black Train," which got mentioned in a sermon at our church. Also loved "Backwoods Boy" and " I Know What It Ain't." Have been singing along with it for weeks.

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