Saturday, June 08, 2013

Saturday Night Live Music: "Route 66"

Sorry for no live music last week, but we'd just returned from a week-long trip from Kansas to Michigan and back again. And actually, we were on Route 66 for a good chunk of our drive. Appropriate, no? Everyone has done this song, but why not stick with the performer who did it first? Nat King Cole, working when jazz was opening up the room for rock and roll, despite it not having been invented yet.



2 comments:

The Modesto Kid said...

another important highway is 61.

Russell Arben Fox said...

Modesto,

Great find! I was familiar with the Fred McDowell version of this blues tune, but not James Thomas's. Thanks!