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The Viscounts - Night Train c/w When The Saints Go Marching Indotdotdotdot
artworkAnother great single, issued in 1966 from 1959 masters.
Picks: Night Train, When Johnny Comes Marching Home

Track by Track Review


Night Train dotdotdot
R&B (Instrumental)

From the first time James Brown morphed this standard into a rock 'n' roll classic, it's been a part of the scenery of rock. This is a solid, if not predictable version.

When Johnny Comes Marching Home dotdotdotdot
Near Surf (Instrumental)

I can't count the number of times this has been covered by rock bands, from Duane Eddy and the Lancers, to this rousing rocker. Much tougher than most others, it's a honking sax fest with a really dirty rumble-on-the-docks feel. The quieted down slow fade out is quite dramatic.