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Fugitive Waves: Route 66-The Mother Road Part 1

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The birth of the Main Street of America—songwriter Bobby Troup  tells the story of his 1946 hit Get Your Kicks on Route 66; Gladys Cutberth, aka Mrs. 66 and members of the old “66 Association” talk about the early years of the road. Mickey Mantle explains “If it hadn’t been for US 66 I wouldn’t have been a Yankee.” Stirling Silliphant, creator of the TV series “Route 66” talks about the program and its place in American folklore of the 60s. 

 

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Photographs from The Library of Congress

 

 

3 Comments

  • Nikki on Jun 12, 2015 Reply

    It’s “Rollin’ in the Deep” by Jake Shimabukuro.

  • Karen on Jun 11, 2015 Reply

    What song did you use at the end over the ads? I love it!
    Huge fan of the podcast. Thanks :)

  • Randolph Peters on Jun 09, 2015 Reply

    Who did your intro? She’s terrific!

    You guys are pretty good too.

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