Who first recorded Orange Blossom Special?
The fiddle tune “Orange Blossom Special”, about the passenger train of the same name, was written by Ervin T. Rouse (1917–1981) in 1938. The original recording was created by Ervin and Gordon Rouse in 1939. It is often called simply The Special.
Who did Orange Blossom Special?
After all, Uncle Ervin — with a V —was the composer of “The Orange Blossom Special,” arguably the most famous fiddle song of all time. Of course, there was no arguing that with his family, all 11 brothers and sisters. Or niece Linda. It’s the song christened the “Fiddler Player’s National Anthem.”
Where is the Orange Blossom Special train?
In early 2012, a similar locomotive painted to resemble a locomotive of the time, and lettered Orange Blossom Special was moved in from its long-time display location at the Church Street Station in Orlando, Florida to the Gulf Coast Railway Museum in nearby Tampa.