Sunday, June 04, 2006

Music To Travel By

Billie Holiday--"I Thought About You" (Jimmy Van Heusen / Johnny Mercer)

I took a trip on a train
And I thought about you
I passed a shadowy lane
And I thought about you

Two or three cars parked under the stars
A winding stream
Moon shining down on some little town
And with each beam, the same old dream

And every stop that we made, oh, I thought about you
When I pulled down the shade then I really felt blue
I peeked through the crack, looked at the track
The one going back to you
And what did I do? I thought about you


More Billie Holiday--Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday "Body and Soul", "These Foolish Things", "The Man I Love"

John Coltrane--Blue Train (1957) "I'm Old fashioned", "Blue Train", "Locomotion"

The classic album by one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time: Oscar Peterson--Night Train (1963)