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recommended listening

There are numerous references to music within this website. If you want to follow up on the management's eclectic allusions here's some Soundcloud links which might appeal:

So far no luck tracking down these on Soundcloud:

  • The Oyster Band
  • Scottish pibroch
  • Juicy Lucy's version of 'Chicago North Western'

And, 'just because' (both YouTube not Soundcloud)

And, especially because they mix railway driver POV with trance techno (all YouTube)

In the autumn of 1928, after a classical orchestra performance that attempted to mimic a train (George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue), DeFord Bailey took the stage and played one of his trademark tunes, 'Pan American Blues', which emulates the sound of a locomotive speeding down the tracks – on just a harmonica. This was the first ever country music played at the Grand Ole Opry. And a film of the event has survived: Pan American Blues' by DeFord Bailey


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