Mudcat Café message #1351520 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76279   Message #1351520
Posted By: mike_in_st_c
08-Dec-04 - 09:18 PM
Thread Name: Riding the freights
Subject: RE: Riding the freights
I remember a good friend of mine, Clay Ewing, who I met in the mid-seventies, who said he rode the rails, I believe in the thirties and forties. He spoke of playing with the Duke Ellington Orchestra in Quincy, Illinois one night, hopping the rail and playing with Count Basie in Kansas City the next night. He was a trumpet player. (God rest him.) A mighty fine human being.