Paul Burlison: Train Kept A Rollin'
The first ever distorted, fuzz-tone guitar sound shocked the music world when "Train Kept A-Rollin'" b/w "Honey
Hush", by Johnny Burnette And
The Rock 'n' Roll Trio, was released on Coral Records in 1956. "Train" has since
become a Rock standard, reworked by the Yardbirds (with Jeff Beck) in the '60s and Aerosmith in the '70s. The Rock
'n' Roll Trio, from Memphis, Tennessee, were brothers Johnny and Dorsey Burnette on acoustic guitar and stand-up
bass, respectively, and Paul Burlison on electric lead guitar. Paul is now 69 years old and
currently completing a new record that features performances with The Band, Los Lobos, Kim Wilson and many others.
Produced by Jim Weider of The Band, mixed by John Holbrook. The album features such guest artists as Rocky Burnette, Billy Burnette of Fleetwood Mac, Rick Danko and Levon Helm of The Band, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, and Conrad Rozano of Los Lobos, Mavis Staples, and Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Recorded at Master Link Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, Levon Helm Studio, Woodstock, New York, and Sweetfish Recording Studios, Argyle, New York.
Jim Weider plays guitar on numerous cuts, Levon and Mavis Staples do a version of "Hound Dog" and Rick Danko does vocals on "Lonesome Train (on a Lonesome Track)."
The CD features an enhanced CD-ROM facility from Sweetfish Records Interactive, including a Quicktime movie from the recording sessions, with Jim Weider producing and playing guitar, photos of the Johnny Burnette Trio, and interviews with Paul Burlison.