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Paul Pena - Jet Airliner (The Original)





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Uploaded on Sep 3, 2008

This is the original version of Jet Airliner. The song was made famous by Steve Miller Band after he received an unreleased copy of Paul's album New Train.

Due to problems with famous manager Albert Grossman, Paul Pena's phenomenal album New Train didn't get released for almost 30 years. It's a truly amazing work of art.

While Steve Millers version is fantastic and a great cover, Paul's original version is out of this world. It's a very deep and heartfelt song. Paul, who was completely blind by the age of 20, sings of his experience on an airplane trip from Boston to Montreal to play the first-ever date with T-Bone Walker's band.

Most of Paul's income came from the royalties for writing this great song. He later was the focal point of the award winning documentary "Genghis Blues."

Sadly, Paul passed away in 2005 after a long bout with Pancreatitis.

I highly suggest everyone pick up a copy of New Train if you can.

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