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Thread #169891   Message #4107928
Posted By: pattyClink
28-May-21 - 11:03 AM
Thread Name: US Highways (fed and state) and songs about them
Subject: RE: US Highways and Songs About them
Yes to all this good stuff! Often the routes designated "US" are good roads that take you to more interesting places than the I-whatever interstates. I drive so many I'd be hard pressed to pick out the favorites. This week US 93 was a lightly traveled very scenic way to get from Phoenix to Kingman.

One great song is "Highway 49", which runs through the Mississippi Delta. Best known as sung by Howlin' Wolf, but I'm not sure who wrote it.

Had NO idea Bobby Troup was a jazz singer or wrote Route 66!!! I thought he was Dr. Joe Early on TV's "Emergency!" What a scream. Though I still prefer Asleep At The Wheel's version of the song.