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Stock Music track: New Route 66

Swinging vocal ensemble number. Tight rhythm section accompanies big voiced Sinatra-type crooner. Fine guitar solo. Clever lyrics re-visit the classic song - but this is not your father's Route 66, it's a new look at one of the most storied highways in music history; 21st century viewpoint. Male Vocals, Jazz Music, Swing Ensembles. Also available in various instrumental versions.

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Track details

Track ID number: 8983
CD-collection containing this track: (None)
Genres: Vocal Jazz music - royalty free jazz with vocals -- Jazz: General & faster jazz
Moods/Emotions: Happy / Joyful / Positive -- Loving / Romantic / Tender -- Classy / Elegant / Exclusive
Suggested Production Types: Comedy / Sitcom / Dramedy -- Family / Light Entertainment -- Love Story / Romance -- Party / Dancing / Fun times
Prominent Instruments: Bass (Upright/Acoustic) -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Guitar (Electric) -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Tempo feel: Medium
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 83
Artist: Buddy Moncrief
Composer: Buddy Moncrief (BMI)
Publisher: Acoustic SwaneeLand (BMI)
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)
Lyrics: Excuse me Mr. Troup
I think I missed a turn somewhere
So tell me; what's the scoop?
How do you get there?

New Route 66 is a little different trail
Hot enough to melt your tires
And burn the devil's tail
New Route 66; they've got rooms for let
HBO, outdoor pools, and free wireless internet

The old road has given way
To interstates and airplanes
Fifty-five is all you'll drive
But no one here complains

'Cuz New Route 66 is just a state of mind
And you can ride it swingin' the blues that the music left behind


On New Route 66
My Route 66
New Route 66

Souvenir shop for a pitstop
Anywhere on the strip
Kokopelli rub their belly
For good luck on your trip
Pasadena to Glenrio
Your tour guide is named Giacomo

Just outside Carlinville
The white writing on the brown sign
Points the way to America
This land yours and mine
Excuse me Mr. Cole
If you're ever back in town
We'll go cruisin' Tucumcari
With the ragtop down

On New Route 66
My Route 66
New Route 66
About the Artist
Buddy Moncrief Buddy Moncrief

Somewhere out on New Route 66, about 50 miles west of Sinatra and 75 miles east of Tom Waits, Swanson struts his swingin' and singin'. He loves Dave Frishberg songs and Johnny Walker in a tumbler. He'd like to hear Kurt Elling cover Stone Temple Pilots. Lonnie Johnson is God.

On his latest full-length release "We Can't Party Like We Used To" (2009 Acoustic SwaneeLand), Swanson pounds out 12 original vocal jazz cuts with a cool retro vibe. His bluesy vocals and tasty guitar licks remind of crooners past and present - Sinatra, Cole, John Pizzarelli come to mind - but his clever songwriting has a leaner, edgier feel to it that puts him squarely in the current century.