“Route 66,” covered by The Rolling Stones … (Rhythm ‘n’ Blues / Blues Rock – Music to Your Ears, Covers–31)

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This propulsive, charged-up version was the first song on Side One of their first album.

The Rolling Stones – “Route 66”

“Route 66” (1964 – original from 1946)

Only a few years after Chuck Berry covered this song,  the up-and-coming British band The Rolling Stones  featured “Route 66”  on their 1964 debut LP, as the very first track on Side One. 

From Humble Roots 

Most of the other songs on that first album were covers of classic blues or rhythm and blues songs.

The majority of those songs clearly indicated where the Stones has their roots – deep in the blues.          (Image source)

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones formed in London in 1962. When they began, they played primarily covers of blues and R&B songs. However, they soon started composing their own songs, many of which turned out to be even more popular than their covers. 

Band of Rebels

The Stones were a major part of the “British Invasion”  of UK bands into the US market in the early 1960s. Like their compatriots The Beatles, the Stones went on to conquer the world.

The band has released over 50 albums. They have been inducted into both the UK Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.    

The band continues to perform today, almost 60 years after their debut, with essentially the same core line-up. Rock on.  (Image source)

If you ever plan to motor west
Travel my way
Take the highway that's the best
Get your kicks on Route 66

It winds from Chicago to LA
More than two thousand miles all the way
Get your kicks on Route 66

Now you go through St. Louis
Joplin, Missouri
And Oklahoma City looks mighty pretty
You'll see Amarillo
Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona
Don't forget Winona
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernardino

Won't you get hip to this timely tip
When you make that California trip
Get your kicks on Route 66

Won't you get hip to this timely tip
When you make that California trip
Get your kicks on Route 66
[3x]   (Image source)

        Nat King Cole – “Route 66”    
          (Right-click to hear on YouTube)

         Route 66 – "Covered by Chuck Berry"   Lyrics by Bobby Troup, courtesy of – AZLyrics.com
Reference – Wikipedia
Reference – Wikipedia

Into your ears … through 5 channels

 The various posts are categorized into 5 channels (Right-Click to see details)
         1 – “Music to Your Ears” (MTYE)
         2 – “Cover Versions”
         3 – “Honor Roll”
         4 – “Documentaries”
         5 – “Mock’n’Roll”

More “Cover Versions – Music to Your Ears” ...

          Previous posts in this series – "Cover Versions 1–20"  

Links to my other series ...

          Lou Reed – "Anthology of Memorable Lyrics, Part 1"
          Lou Reed – "Anthology of Memorable Lyrics, Part 2"

          Great Lyrics, a compilation – “Part One – My Lyrics Posts 3~30”
          Great Lyrics, a compilation – “Part Two – My Lyrics Posts 31~60”  

          Vocab-Ability – "Introduction to Vocab-Ability"  
          Vocab-Ability – "Index"  to all Chapters and Sections  

          Notes from Under the Tatami Mats – "Part One – Notes 1~50"  
          Notes from Under the Tatami Mats – "Part Two – Notes 51~87"  

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Music for the ears, those times!

Yep, good for those times, and great to hear these days!

Of course, they don't have an expiration date!

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