Saturday, January 21, 2017
Route 66 Justs Keeps Rolling Along
For six decades, Bobby Troup's (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66 has been a musical guidebook, transcending styles and fashion, recognizing no boundaries.
You could just as easily hear it in a dusty honky-tonk or a swank cabaret, slashed out by a three-chord guitar band or swung by a three-piece combo.
It has zipped along without aa break through all the years, from genre to genre, constantly in motion, speaking to the national impulse to get behind the wheel and start moving.
It's our quintessential American tune, a mythic travelogue.
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