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Rev. Ballinger - This Train
(Chess 1590, 1955)

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May 2011

Rev. Ballinger first recorded for Chess in 1955 and "This Train" and "How I Got Over" were released on Chess 1590. There's a strong blues feel to both performances which comes as no surprise as bluesmen Willie Dixon and Odie Payne were involved in the session; they played bass and drums respectively. Rev. Ballinger sings and plays piano. "This Train" is featured here, a strong uptempo performance, which is also featured on Gospel Grooves, vol. 6 (see CD-r's).