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11,700 Miles From Home


13 eclectic versions of one of my all-time favorite American standards, "900 Miles" -- including cuts by Billy Merman, the Illinois All-State Chorus & Terry Callier. [TRT: 40:33]

Art: Close-up of an Empire State train pastel lithograph. Artist unknown.

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8 comments on 11,700 Miles From Home

Thanks! I'll definitely be making more of these collections of my favorite standards, though I'm not sure which song is up next at the moment. My next mix is #200, so I believe that one will have a celebratory atmosphere.

I was pleased to find that Tony version while making this. The Terry Callier track is my absolute favorite (which is indeed, why it's last!). I love his whole "New Folk Sound of Terry Callier" record. Amazing versions of standards. And I would have put Odetta's version in this, but I found that Illinois choir one and I didn't want two acapella versions, and I was pretty sure no one outside of Illinois has ever heard that version.