Mystery Train with John Kelly

Mystery Train with John Kelly

Sunday to Thursday, 7 - 9pm

Mystery Train Sunday 26 November 2017

Coming up Sunday June 17th...

John Kelly is joined by composer Gavin Bryars who talks about his approach to composition, and working  with the likes of John Cage, Tom Waits and Father John Misty. 

Over two days in June, Louth Contemporary Music Society will present the Book of Hours, a music festival devoted to beautiful, profound music by contemporary composers from across the globe. Gavin will be performing his haunting, ethereal 'Jesus Blood...' with a festival ensemble including young musicians from Music Generation Louth in a perfect end to the festival on Saturday, June 23rd.

For details, visit the Louth CMS website

Mystery Train with John Kelly

Mystery Train is a nightly journey through the many wonders of recorded music - from its vintage glories to the latest sounds. Essential listening for the discerning music fan.

Mystery Train Sunday Service - Eric Mingus

Mystery Train Sunday Service - Eric Mingus

Musician, singer and poet Eric Mingus steps aboard Mystery Train to pick the tunes and talks to John about growing up in New York with his jazz legend father, Charles Mingus.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Weary Blues

Composer: Langston Hughes arranged Larry Simon

Performer(s): Eric Mingus, David Amram, Catherine Sikora, Groove Bacteria, Larry Simon

Album: Langston Hughes The Dream Keeper / Mode / Mode Avant 17

Duration: 4:01


Title: Graveyard Dream Blues (78rpm Version)

Composer: Cox

Performer(s): Bessie Smith & Jimmy Jones

Album: The Complete Recordings Vol. 1 / Columbia Records / 467895 2

Duration: 2:43


Title: Gambler’S Blues

Composer: Fess Williams

Performer(s): Fess Williams

Album: Pre-Victors: the Complete Set 1925-1927 / Retrieval Recordings / RTR 79032

Duration: 2:58


Title: Mingus Blues

Composer: Charles Mingus

Performer(s): Charles Mingus

Album: Charles Mingus and Friends In Concert (Live) / BGO Records / BGOCD1140

Duration: 5:33


Title: Needed Time (Hummin' And Pickin’)

Composer: Lightnin' Hopkins

Performer(s): Taj Mahal

Album: Sounder OST / Touchwood Distribution / 10

Duration: 1:26


Title: Spoonful (Single Version)

Composer: Willie Dixon

Performer(s): Howlin' Wolf

Album: Moanin' and Howlin' / Chess Records / CD RED 3

Duration: 2:43


Title: Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Bonus Track)

Composer: Trad arr. Staples

Performer(s): The Staple Singers

Album: Gospel Greats: Uncloudy Day / Charly Records / CPCD 8087

Duration: 2:40


Title: The Eagle Staff Is First

Composer: Don Pullen

Performer(s): Don Pullen

Album: Sacred Common Ground / Blue Note Records / CDP 8328002

Duration: 3:54


Title: Whitey On The Moon

Composer: Gil Scott-Heron

Performer(s): Gil Scott-Heron

Album: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised / Bluebird Records / 6994 2 RB

Duration: 2:00


Title: Me, Myself And I

Composer: De La Soul

Performer(s): De La Soul

Album: De La Soul - The Best Of / Rhino Records / 81 22736652

Duration: 3:46


Title: What’S Good - The Thesis

Composer: Lou Reed

Performer(s): Lou Reed

Album: Magic and Loss / Sire Records / 7599266622

Duration: 3:22


Title: Caruso

Composer: Gavin Friday

Performer(s): Gavin Friday

Album: Shag Tobacco / Island / 5241262

Duration: 5:42


Title: Girls! Girls! Girls!

Composer: Liz Phair

Performer(s): Liz Phair

Album: Exile In Guyville (Deluxe Edition) / Ato Records / CDP724352322725

Duration: 2:20


Title: Atlantic City

Composer: Springsteen

Performer(s): The Band

Album: Jericho / Warner Bros / ESSCD199

Duration: 5:16


Title: Crying Time

Composer: Owens

Performer(s): Dean Martin

Album: Dean Martin / Goldies Records / GLD25325B

Duration: 2:58


Title: Malibu

Composer: Billy Corgan

Performer(s): Hole

Album: Celebrity Skin / Geffen / GED25164

Duration: 3:50



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Tweet: @johnkellytweets

Presenter & Producer: John Kelly

Producer: Áine Fay (Sunday)

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn (Sunday)


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