One of the greatest crowd-pleasing pieces of music in burlesque is “Night Train.” I’ve had people who’ve just attended their first burlesque show come up to me after a show and say, “I’ve always wanted to see someone dance to that song live! Thank you!”
Comments like this are why I encourage students to try stripping to the tunes that originally inspired many of the neo-burlesque performers who began in the 1990s, even though some of those performers may be over and beyond Ultra-Lounge by now. New audiences shouldn’t be deprived of this amazing music.
Even though it’s not burlesque, enjoy the following music history video, a tribute to a few of the versions of this amazing tune.
– Jo Weldon
Jo Weldon is headmistress of the award-winning New York School of Burlesque and is a regular burlesque performer. Visit burlesquedaily.blogspot.com to read her daily blog.