Re: RARA-AVIS: James Atlee Phillips (fwd)

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 03 Jan 2001

On Tue, 2 Jan 2001, Bill Crider wrote:

> Juri: Thanks for sending along that post about Phillips. One thing it
> reminded me of was the theme song from THUNDER ROAD. We've talked now and
> then about hardboiled music on this list, but no one (that I recall) ever
> mentioned "Thunder Road," sung by Robert Mitchum himself. It was a pretty
> big hit in my part of the world, and I can still remember most of the words
> ("There was thunder, thunder,/ over Thunder Road./The thunder was his
> engine/and white lightnin' was his load.")

Sounds great. I haven't seen the film, so I haven't heard the song. But I understand from what you say that it's been released, right? Has it ever been rereleased? "The Collected Songs of Robert Mitchum"? Did he ever record any other songs?


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