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A Song Unto Itself: Midnight Train to Georgia

Listen here to this new documentary podcast from the Gumption Group


Episode 1: Midnight Train from Jersey  

(36 minutes)

We take you behind the scenes 50 years ago for a deep dive into Gladys Knight and the Pips’ masterpiece — Midnight Train to Georgia. Billboard Magazine just ranked this iconic, timeless record at No. 74 on its list of the 500 Best Pop Songs ever. And we let the music makers themselves tell you this remarkable tale. 

WBGO Promo Clip

 (3 minutes)

Media Coverage




  • Ian T. Shearn: creator, writer, executive producer.
  • Robin Garb: narrator, music supervisor editor.
  • Vince DiCola & Kenny Meriedeth: underscore composers.
  • Jordan Gass-Poore: audio engineer