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Song of the Day #900

Song of the Day: (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66, words and music by Bobby Troup, is one of those songs that gives us a classic tour of (part of) America in song. Listen to audio clips of renditions by Perry Como, Mel Torme, The Manhattan Transfer, with pianist Oscar Peterson and guitarist Herb Ellis, Natalie Cole, and, her dad, my favorite, Nat King Cole. Happy Independence Day!

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What a surprise I had when a friend sent me that video list with the 10 best songs in history http://www.weshow.com/top10/en/ for us who like music!

Thanks for the link!

Wont you get hip to this timely tip:
When you make that california trip
Get your kicks on route sixty-six.

soo kool :)

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A fun song, and fine Americana.

You may enjoy my father's memoir of driving Route 66 in the 1930s and 1940s, sleeping in "Hotel Oldsmobile". Find it at http://www.Troynovant.com/ under Memoirs.

Hey, thanks for the link!

If you ever plan to motor west,
Travel my way, take the highway that is best.
Get your kicks on route sixty-six.
Oh I love it ....
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