Description : A song about a train, Jimmy on guitar and his life long friend Billy experimenting with an old Kalamazoo lap steel, a late addition. Fender Tele through a Fender Princeton. I attribute two train loops by Daniel Simion at Soundbible. The third train sound is a guitar loop with effects. I play the bass, sing, acoustic guitar, wrote, arranged and mixed it. Might have the singer in Jim's bluegrass band redo the vox at some point.

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  1. smallpaul
    smallpaul on Tue 9th Apr 2019 - 5 months ago

    Hey Wayne, what a track! Its not really something I'd listen to normally, but 11/10 for content and production, its just perfect for that style of music, very well done to you and your crew sir!

    Reply by theHumps

    Thanks! I just followed a fairly laid out and somewhat predictable formula for writing this one. Honestly I like how his one turned out too.

    Appreciate the visit and comment!


  2. jamid
    jamid on Tue 9th Apr 2019 - 5 months ago

    Wow, Wayne, I love this train, my mate.
    I can just see Jimbo sat waving the green flag as he singing. great track mate.
    Well done

    Reply by theHumps

    Jim worked for a while directing trains at the busiest station in New Jersey/New York so getting him to join in on this one was easy.

    Cheers Majid!


  3. RichMish
    RichMish on Wed 3rd Apr 2019 - 5 months ago

    I enjoyed this! The overall mix sounds pretty solid. Everything blended together nicely. If im being a critic I would say the vocals were a bit bland, perhaps some more reverb would of evened things out. I really enjoyed the lap steel. Good stuff, overall nice song.

    Reply by theHumps

    Just so happens my stage name is El Blandido(the Blandit) so that works out good, ha!

    I'm not a lead singer so my voice, when i sing, is what you're gonna get. I try my best but i'm not a lead singer. Ya need vocals in songs to work on mixing so I step up to the plate and sing if need be.

    Just did a quick remix to tighten things up.

    Appreciate you stopping and commenting!


  4. HenryPascal
    HenryPascal on Tue 2nd Apr 2019 - 5 months ago

    Oh nooo... :( poor #9... (number nine, number nine, number nine - reversed - turn me on deadman, turn me on deadman) You know, in my other life i'm a train enthusiast, collecting train models, so when i read "Freight train conductor" i absolutely have to listen to this! Anyway, like the style, the touchable passion you and your mates work with... Magnifico!

    Reply by theHumps

    It's sad how it's always #9, ha!

    Glad you like trains and songs about them!


  5. Orlando51
    Orlando51 on Tue 2nd Apr 2019 - 5 months ago

    Hi Wayne,

    You guys work consistently really well together ! Another enjoyable piece...thumbs up !:)


    Reply by theHumps

    Thanks Leon!

  6. fibonacci1185
    fibonacci1185 on Tue 2nd Apr 2019 - 5 months ago


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Freight Train Conductor by Wayne the Humps

Freight train conductor steaming down that line
We passed the Pecos and we’re ahead on time
And if you don’t heed the warnings might not get there at all
I hope that the old Mississippi don’t see old number nine fall

We’re heading toward Branson we should be there by noon
Old number nine’s overheating she needs some help soon
And if we don’t get some water she may just bust in two
Well old number nine she ain’t long for use

Alright Jimmy turn up the heat

Freight train conductor he’s making real good time
Red light in sight he see’s the trouble in time
Brakeman does his job well but he’s not there tonight
Well that old freight liner she took that turn one last time
Oh yeah she hit it

It’s that old number nine
Hey now look at that train go
Winding around that bend

Ah, I remember her
With the steam all rolling out of her engine
She’s looking great

Let’s go now
Just sorry to see her go
Swinging on down that bend



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