When you purchase through these links, I may earn a commission at no extra cost to you. A Route 66 Playlist. Songs from the mother highway. Will Rogers Highway. Fodder of legends and romanticizations since the dawn of the road trip. I sure have. And yet, despite dreaming about such a trek, when I first set out on my own Route 66 road tripI found that I was terribly under-informed as to what exactly this route historically meant, and what it is now today.
In the s, the road served as a major dustbowl Route 66 - Various - Howl. A Farewell Compilation Of Unreleased Songs (CD) for people heading west in search of better prospects. Because of this, the route experienced a boom and was a major hotspot for roadside businesses. However, due to the Interstate Highway System, Route 66 began to be lost to time, with large sections of it either being replaced or bypassed entirely.
Today, hints of this once-well-trodden route remain. The song lyrics follow the path of Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles. Turn up that radio Hear the rock and roll; Malibu shines like summer gold. Wild beaches Route 66 - Various - Howl. A Farewell Compilation Of Unreleased Songs (CD) the salty wind California summers never end. But the wind blew me back via Chicago In the middle of the night And all without fight At the crush of veils and starlight. A little different than the tracks on the list so far, this mellow ditty from The Kinks Route 66 - Various - Howl.
A Farewell Compilation Of Unreleased Songs (CD) Muswell Hillbillies is a day in the life of an Oklahoma resident. Sweet Home Chicago is an American classic. Although originally recorded by Robert Johnson inthe song existed long before its studio debut in numerous incarnations, as well as after as a well-covered hit.
Hailing Route 66 - Various - Howl. A Farewell Compilation Of Unreleased Songs (CD) California, Bonnie Raitt is an American blues-rock wonder woman. Nicknamed the Bunion Derby by the press, the grueling event was organized as a promotional stunt by sports agent C. Of the men who began the day race, 55 finished it. American actor, pianist and songwriter Bobby Troup. A Pennsylvania native, Troup composed his first hit song while still in college then went on to serve in the Marines during World War II.
After the war, he returned to the U. While traveling on Route 66, he was inspired to start penning the lyrics for a tune about the roadway. Old motel sign along historic route During the segregation era, African Americans were banned from many motels, restaurants and other businesses along Route InVictor H.
The Green Book series continued to be published until During their travels, the two drifters, originally played by Martin Milner and George Maharis, encounter a broad variety of characters, and the show featured guest stars ranging from Joan Crawford to a young Robert Redford. Eisenhower during World War II. Credit: Imperial War Museum. Eisenhower first became aware of the need for better highways inwhen he participated in a U.
Intended to test what it would be like to Route 66 - Various - Howl. A Farewell Compilation Of Unreleased Songs (CD) an army across the country, Route 66 - Various - Howl. A Farewell Compilation Of Unreleased Songs (CD), the journey took 62 days. Interstate 40 subsequently replaced a large segment of Route 66 and the roadway was decommissioned in However, in the aftermath, a variety of non-profit groups were formed to help preserve the historic highway and much of Route 66 remains drivable today.
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