This flashy sparse rockabilly version of "Mystery Train" was recorded by Johnny Waleen in 1964 on the local Coulee label. It has been reissued many times since 1978 and the original record is now 300 USD or more worth.
Johnny Waleen, whose real name is Johnny Wallin, was born in 1940 in Cumberland, Wisconsin. His first record was released in 1959 on the Minneapolis, Minnesota, based Soma label, featuring "The Road to Heartaches" and "Mandy." In 1964, Waleen cut his version of "Mystery Train" coupled with "Now Is the Hour" for Coulee Records out of LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Waleen is still alive and performing.