Route 66


July 7th, 1999 ~ Get your kicks on an aural trip across a legendary American path: Route 66, including a Navajo perspective on the "Mother Road." Also music by Buck Ramsey, Billie Holiday, Billy Bragg and Wilco, The Texas Tornados, and of course Bobby Troup who gave this road it's theme song.

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  • Open Bed: Route 66 Rolling Stones
    The Rolling Stones, London
  • What's Left of 66 Jason Eklund
    Lost Causeway, Flying Fish
  • Cow Cow Boogie Ella Mae Morse
    Jumpin' Like Mad, Capitol
  • Take Me Back to Tulsa Hazel & Alice
    Pioneering Women of Bluegrass, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Old Man Rooster The Molinas
    Borderlands - from Conjunto to Chicken Scratch, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Tu Sentencia Las Hermanas Mendoza
    Las Hermanas Mendoza, Arhoolie
  • She Never Spoke Spanish to Me Texas Tornados
    Texas Tornados, Reprise
  • Instrumental: Chotiz 'El Paseadito' Los Reyes de Albuquerque
    Music of New Mexico - Hispanic Traditions, Smithsonian Folkways
  • SEGMENT: Rt. 66 historian, Sally Knau
  • Chicago Stomp Pinetop Perkins
    Portrait of a Delta Bluesman, Omega
  • Goodnight-Loving Trail Buck Ramsey
    Rolling Uphill From Texas, Fiel
  • Willin' Little Feat
    Sailin' Shoes, Warner Brothers
  • Truck Stop Girl Kelly Willis
    Rig Rock Deluxe, Upstart
  • Keep On Truckin' Eddie Kendricks
    Bell Bottom Rock, EMI/Capitol
  • Instrumental: 40 miles of Bad Road Bill Black's Combo
    Rev it Up, The Right Stuff
  • SEGMENT: Hal Canon from the Roadkill Cafe
  • Roadkill Horseflies
    Gravity Dance, MCA
  • Speedo Cadillacs
    Alphabet Rock, Warner
  • 105 Fred Eaglesmith
    Lipstick Lies & Gasoline, Razor & Tie
  • One More For the Road Billie Holiday
    The Essential Billie Holiday: Songs of Lost Love, Verve
  • When You Leave Amarillo, Turn Out the Light Bob Wills
    For the Last Time, United Artists
  • Amarillo Emmylou Harris
    Songs of the West, Warner Western
  • The Route Chet Baker
    Jazz Profile: Chet Baker, Blue Note
  • Route 66 Bobby Troup
    The Songs of Route 66, Lazy S.O.B.
  • Space Buggy Asleep At the Wheel
    Comin' Right At Ya, United Artists
  • Rocket 69 Todd Rhodes & Orchestra w/ vocal by Connie Allen
    Risqué Rhythm: Nasty '50s R & B, Rhino
  • Marfa Lights Long John Hunter
    Border Town Legend, Alligator
  • Visitor from Venus Modern Jazz Quartet
    Space, Apple
  • Instrumental: Velociraptor Rag Tom Morrell & the Time-Warp Tophands
    Tom Morrell & the Time-Warp Tophands Go Uptown, WR
  • SEGMENT: Navajo perspective of Rt. 66
    Blackfoot Singers recorded live on Folk Masters,
  • Will Rogers Highway Woody Guthrie
    Library of Congress Recordings, Rounder
  • California Stars Billy Bragg and Wilco
    Mermaid Avenue, Elektra
  • Instrumental: Radiator Cap Blues Craig Ventresco
    Crumb Soundtrack, Ryko
  • Slow Down Gatemouth Brown
    Pressure Cooker, Alligator
  • Mustang Sally Sir Mack Rice
    The Big Ol' Box of '60s Soul, Rhino
  • Go West Liz Phair
    Whip-Smart, Matador
  • I Been Everywhere Johnny Cash
    Unchained, American
  • Waiting at the End of the Road Frankie Laine
    The Irving Berlin Songbook, Verve
  • End Bed: Theme from Route 66 Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
    Hot Rod Rock: Big boss Instrumentals Vol. 3, The Right Stuff