"Train Kept A Rolling"
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Who wrote/recorded this song originally? Was it the Yardbirds?

In my opinion it's the epitomical rock song, and it's been done so many times. Which versions do you guys like most?

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Who wrote/recorded this song originally?


It was Tiny Bradshaw. Back in 1959 as far as I can tell.
 
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Hey Kerely,

Since you've been into this stuff you should try to track down the album if you don't know it: "Eric Clapton and the Yardbirds live with Sonny Boy Williamson". And some very cool stuff in a closely related genre: "The Electric Flag".

How about Ginger Baker's Airforce??

I used to have the Yardbirds on vinyl, but gave it all away for nothing!
 
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Which versions do you guys like most?


Motorhead's version on "No Sleep Till Hammersmith".
 
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Tiny Bradshaw wrote it originally.

Train Kept A-Rollin' (The)
Label: KING 4497
Year it was published :1951

Covered by the following:
Led Zeppelin
Guns N' Roses
Motorhead
Hanoi Rocks
Johnny Burnette Trio
Aerosmith
Yardbirds

May be others that I don't know of.
 
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Plenty of others -- just about every rock band's done it live and a lot more than you think have done it in the studio. I'll try to dig up some examples. ...

Wow, so 1951. I never would have thought it was that old. Crazy.

Thanks for the recos, daycart1. I'll definitely add those to the top of my list. (My list is getting way ahead of my budget.)

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