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The Happiness Train Railroad Mix

The Happiness Train Railroad Mix

Playing tracks by

Freddy King, Rev Robert Ballinger, Muddy Waters, Jessica Lauren Four feat. Jocelyn Brown, The ethiopians and more.

To celebrate the release of the 12" 3 x track single 'Happiness Train' by Jessica Lauren Four feat. Jocelyn Brown on Freestyle Records on Monday 19th March 2012, here's a special railroad mix compiled from Jessica's record collection, an eclectic set of favourites and rarities all on a train theme. It includes the full album version of 'Happiness Train', together with a wide range of tunes including early blues and chain gang field recordings, ska, reggae, rock, folk, gospel, Americana, jazz and soul. Check the original Jamaican version of The Wailers' 'Catch A Fire' without the subsequent overdubs, and a version of Robert Johnson's 'Love In Vain' with speed correction - there's a theory that his recordings were speeded up for some unknown reason, and this slower version offers a tantalising glimpse of Robert Johnson as he may well have really sounded. See what you think...