“Get Your Kicks On Route 66”

I never realized just how many versions of this song existed until I went looking for a video to post. It was done by Nat King Cole, by the Rolling Stones, by Dr. Feelgood, by Diana Krall, by Chuck Berry, by Depeche Mode, and the list goes on and on.

Now I’ve driven on Route 66 in New Mexico, Arizona, and Missouri. I have seen the concrete adobe motel in Albuquerque and have had a concrete at Ted Drewes in St. Louis. The latter is just down the street from my sister-in-law who lives just off of Rt. 66.

I’m going with this version by Asleep at the Wheel because I like the group and I like Texas Swing.

As to why this song is special for me today, I’ll let you guess. Eleven years ago this resonated with me.

4 thoughts on ““Get Your Kicks On Route 66””

    1. Many thanks for all the birthday greetings and wishes! Hard to believe I’ve hit 66. At one time I thought that was ancient.

  1. Happy Birthday!!!

    I too am a fan of Western Swing and Asleep at the Wheel. A lady from Texas I knew once upon a time introduced me to their music and I was hooked.

    Enjoy the day!

  2. Many happy returns.

    And for me the best cover is by Julie London….her husband, Bobby Troup, wrote the song on a drive with her to LA.

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