Route 66 News

Hello from England

We’ve put sound clips of British singer Charlese performing “Route 66″ in a studio. Here she is, doing the same song at a recent show in Chester, England.

The Blue Whale’s magical mushrooms

I’ve visited the Blue Whale in Catoosa, Okla., literally dozens of times. But I’d never known about the existence of these things on the grounds until I saw this photo Saturday on the Blue Whale’s Twitter account: That’s Ron Edwards…

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Help requested in re-creating Riviera Roadhouse

Willem Bor of the Netherlands plans to build a miniature of the historic Riviera Roadhouse, which was destroyed by fire in June 2010. Bor is planning on building the former Gardner, Ill., tavern to 1/50th scale. Here are samples of…

Primitive roads

Here’s something fun: A two-part video about the primitive alignment of Route 66 at La Bajada Hill in New Mexico by a brave soul to drove it in an SUV. Here’s a short clip on the Cuervo Cut-off of Route…

A history of bottle trees

I thought the dozens of bottle trees erected by Elmer Long along Route 66 in Oro Grande, Calif., were a one-of-a-kind. But apparently not, according to an article by Virginia Smith of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Bottle trees are a long-standing…

Hello from Oregon

The Mixers Band,┬ábased in Oregon, says its sound is a bit hard to define, although I hear jazz, blues and soul. This arrangement of “Route 66″ owes a bit to the arrangement of the Brian Setzer Orchestra‘s version. But The…

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