Joe Jeffrey – The Train

This week’s selection has been a long time favourite of mine and always gets a great reaction any time I play it when dj’ing.

The Joe Jeffrey Group scored a minor hit in ’69 with My Pledge Of Love, a fairly standard pop-soul track. The follow-up to this #14 Billboard Hot 100 single was this song, The Train. For some reason this release bombed – maybe it was too raw in comparison to My Pledge but it certainly deserved more success than it got.

The song itself charges along like a train at a fantastic tempo, with a jangly guitar sound. You can pick up a copy of this track for quite a cheap price, but don’t think that’s any reflection on its quality – far from it. For it’s price you really couldn’t go wrong.


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