MIDNIGHT BUS

Created on 14/02/2008
Latest update on 09/05/2010

Artist: Billy Graves
Author: John D. Loudermilk
Label: Monument
Year: 1959

From Minnesota. B-side of Long Journey Home. Dull version, screaming to be covered decently. Song about the bus linking Durham, NC (where Loudermilk came from) with South Carolina, where you could marry at the age of 14.

Covers:

1959:

Audrey Arno [in German as Der Letzte Bus; first cover]

1960:

John D. Loudermilk [B-side of Tobacco Road, arranged by Marijohn Wilkin who also wrote Long Black Veil (see there)]

1961:

Betty McQuade [first a regional hit in Melbourne (with the Melbourne Thunderbirds), in '65 a national Australian hit]

1972:

Johnny Chester [country hit, also in Australia]

2003:

X [Aussie punk]

Voted "the #1 rock song of the 20th century in Australia". Not to be confused with Jesse Winchester's Midnight Bus, covered by Chilli Willi.

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