& The Escorts
''GROOVY TRAIN'' – B.M.I. - 2:25
Composer: - Wade Cagle-Mooney
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - U 437
Recorded: - July 27, 1960
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - April 25, 1961
- Sun Records (S) 45rpm standard single SUN 360-A mono
GROOVY TRAIN / HIGHL:AND ROCK
Reissued: - 1997 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15804 DI-3-11 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION
- VOLUME 4
Name (Or. No.
Wade Cagle – Guitar
The Escorts consisting of
''Chas'' Strasburg – Bass
Rocky Haye – Drums
William Morninggold – Piano
Ray McCarthur - Tenor Saxophone
Guitarist, Wade Cagle Jr., brought along a welcome touch of Duane Eddy when he landed at Sun in the summer of 1960. Operating out of Pensacola,
Florida, where his younger brother Conner worked in the nightclub business, Cagle toured the length and breadth of the country (often with road warrior, Wayne Cochran) and ended up in Las Vegas. It was here that he was to discover his true destiny, working
alongside some of the world's top golfers as a tournament supervisor for the PGA.
Guitarist Wade Cagle brought his combo The Escorts into the new studio at 639 Madison for a single session. They laid down four instrumental tracks, two of which were released. The other two remain in the Sun tape vaults.
This is music in the grand tradition of ''Tequila''. Indeed ''Groovy Train'' is almost a dead copy of ''Train No Nowhere'', originally the A-side of the Champs record, before someone flipped it over and found ''Tequila'' one fateful day in 1958.