Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Find Your Way To Route 66

Hello! hello! music fans I am Karun Abraham And this is Music Mania. I am here to fill you with music goodness and the artist of the day is John Clayton Mayer, he is an American singer song-writer and producer. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and raised in nearby Fairfeild. He has released many albums like Continuum and Paradise Valley. You may recognize his famous song 'Your Body Is A Wonderland'. And the song as you may have guessed from the title is "Route 66" Yes ladies and gentlemen the cross country road that has become a U.S holy ground for bikers and travelers alike.
Now this song has been covered by many famous artists like 'Chuck Berry' 'Them featuring Van Morrison' and 'Rolling Stones'. Originally written by Bobby Troup from the 'King Cole Trio'. This song follows the classic Rhythm and blues beat. It has a jive and funk to it no matter which version you hear you are sure to fall in love with it.

The song is literally a road map of Route 66 a road from Chicago to Los Angeles. This song talks about the pleasure of a cross country trip, Route 66 to be exact. It gives a thrill to any traveler and for an Indian travel enthusiast like me going on a trip around the U.S is a dream and after hearing this song anyone would want to travel through '66' even if you have to walk the whole trip. But back to the song it is basically calling out the famous places on the map of '66' like St. Louie, Missouri and Oklahoma. Of all the versions of the song I have heard I like John Mayer's version the best. Though the lyrics and the beat is not much different it has been given its own sweet twist which I find more pleasant than Chuck Berry's version no offence to Berry but Mayer beat him hands down on this song. Well that's it from me guys Goodbye and Goodday.

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