Coverafbeelding Gladys Knight and The Pips - Midnight Train To Georgia
  • Statistieken
  •   4 weken
  •   27 piekpositie
  •   40 punten
  •   1973

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   28-05-1944
Land   Verenigde Staten

Gladys maakte in 1961 voor het eerst naam met Every Beat of My Heart met haar neven, die de groep The Pips vormden. Alhoewel ze nog een paar hits had, werd ze pas echt beroemd nadat ze voor het label Tamla Motown ging werken. Tot de bescheiden hits van de groep behoorden I Heard It Through the Grapevine, If I Were Your Woman. Nog groter succes bracht de overstap naar Buddah Records in 1973. In het midden van de jaren zeventig piekte de populariteit van de groep met Midnight Train to Georgia en I've Got to Use My Imagination en The Only And only



In 1989 zong ze solo de soundtrack van de gelijknamige James Bondfilm Licence to Kill.



Ze toert nog steeds, en neemt af en toe ook nog op, hoewel The Pips niet meer bestaan. Haar bijnaam is: Empress of Soul.


Songtekst

L A proved too much for the man
[He couldn't make it]
So he's leavin' the life he's come to know
[He said he's goin']
He said he's goin' back to find
Ooh, what's left of his world
The world he left behind
Not so long ago

He's leavin'
On that midnight train to Georgia
Said he's goin' back
To a simpler place in time

And I'll be with him
On that midnight train to Georgia
I'd rather live in his world
Than live without him in mine

He kept dreamin'
That someday he'd be a star
But he sure found out the hard way
That dreams don't always come true
So he pawned all his hopes
And he even sold his old car
Bought a one way ticket back
To the life he once knew
Oh yes he did
He said he would

He's leavin'
On that midnight train to Georgia
Said he's goin' back to find
A simpler place in time

And I'm gonna be with him
On that midnight train to Georgia
I'd rather live in his world
Than be without him in mine

He's leavin'
On that midnight train to Georgia
Said he's goin' back to find
A simpler place in time

And I've gotta be with him
On that midnight train to Georgia
I'd rather live in his world
Than be without him in mine

Go, gonna board, gonna board
The midnight train to Georgia
Gonna board the midnight train
Gotta go, gonna board
Gonna board
Gonna board the midnight train

Songinformatie

ArtiestGladys Knight & The Pips,
Gladys Knight
 A-kant
Titel Midnight Train To Georgia
Lengte 3:55
Componist(en) Jim Weatherly
Producer(s) Tony Camillo, Gladys Knight And The Pips
 B-kant
Titel Window Raisin' Granny
Lengte 3:43
Componist(en) William Guest, Gladys Knight, Bubba Knight, Edward Patten
Producer(s) William Guest, Edward Patten
 
Platenlabel Buddah
Catalogusnr 610.131
Hoogste positie UK 10
Hoogste positie US 1
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