Covers: I’m Movin’ On (Hank Snow song)

“I’m Movin’ On” was originally a 1950 country record by Hank Snow. The 1959 cover by Ray Charles is amazing. It starts with railroad sound effects – whistles by the saxes and train sound effects by the drummer before it starts with lyrics about moving on by riding a train. It was recorded in his last session for Atlantic. I recall reading somewhere that it could be interpreted as his message to the label.

Another unique cover is the version by Professor Longhair. It’s not one of my favorite of his great recordings but like Charles, he reimagines the song in a version far from the original.

A list of covers from the great site Second Hand Songs.

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