ROUTE 66

Latest update on 22/02/2016

Artist: King Cole Trio
Author: Bobby Troup
Label: Capitol
Year: 1946

Bobby Troup's own version of '56 feeds upon the same beatnik cool that inspired Jack Kerouac for On The Road ('57). Route 66 being ten years older shows how Bobby was ahead of his time. Also, he was married with Julie London and wrote The Girl Can't Help It (see there).

Covers:

1946:

Buddy Rich

1946:

Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters

1946:

Georgie Auld & His Orch. [with Sarah Vaughn as (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 on Musicraft]

1956:

Bobby Troup [author]

1956:

Louis Jordan

1959:

Perry Como

1960:

Four Freshmen

1961:

Chuck Berry

1962:

Nelson Riddle [in film Route 66]

1962:

Pirates [as La Route du twist]

1963:

George Maharis

1964:

Rolling Stones [opening track first lp]

1964:

Los Sirex [as San Carlos Club]

1965:

Them

1968:

Sandie Shaw

1974:

Dr. Feelgood [B-side debut single Roxette]

1975:

Count Bishops [first single on the Chiswick label]

1975:

Earth Quake

1976:

Asleep At The Wheel

1979:

Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons

1980:

Lamont Cranston Band

1980s:

Billy Bragg [as A13, Trunk Road To The Sea]

1984:

Manhattan Transfer

1987:

Replacements

1988:

Depeche Mode

1990:

Buckwheat Zydeco

1991:

Natalie Cole

1994:

Cramps

1994:

Monti Amundson

1994:

Brian Setzer Orch.

1999:

Dan Electro & The Silvertones

2005:

Oôs Joôs [as AC De Graaf]

2006:

John Mayer [in film Cars]

2008:

Chuck Leavell

2012:

Glenn Frey

Nelson Riddle's Route 66 Theme from the film Route 66 is something completely different.

Contact


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