A simpler place and time

One of my all-time favourite songs is ‘Midnight Train to Georgia‘ sung by Gladys Knight and the Pips. I’m not sure when I first heard it, probably in the first year I was at college in Manchester and my taste in music broadened and changed – just as I guess everyone’s does who leaves home at that age. Gladys was born in Atlanta in Georgia in 1944. Gladys was a Pip herself, along with her her brother and sister, Merald and Brenda, and their cousins William and Elenor Guest. The name of the group came from the nickname of another cousin. They joined Motown in 1966… and the rest, as they, say is…

This song featured in my novel, ‘Loving Judah’ – the main character Aislin is haunted by it.

Here’s a link to ‘Loving Judah’:



  1. david lewis

    I was watching a Motown review in the Windsor Casino across from Detroit a few years back and they asked for a volunteer from the audience and like a fool I went up.They dressed me in a robe and a wig and I sang Baby Love with the Supreme lookalikes. My wife hid under the table ashamed of me but the audience loved it. A star was born. HeHe !!

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