For Sunday: Nelson Riddle’s “Route 66”


This tune (circa 1962) was part of my childhood. I get shivers when I listen to it now: that insouciant little piano motif going on underneath, and that lovely long arch of a string melody, and that wonderful brass interlude that comes in a couple of times, and that funny little trumpet/guitar jazz interlude.

It’s still the coolest, man.

You can still get your kicks on Route 66.

 (To my WordPress and Tumblr friends: sorry, Posterous is acting up. You can hear the file by going here.)


About Loren Williams
Gay, partnered, living in Providence, working at a local university. Loves: books, movies, TV. Comments and recriminations can be sent to

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