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Lee Marshall

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Larry called his 'wee shindig' week 24...so...I figure this next one must be the big 'two-five'.  This may well be my last kick at the cat for awhile.  The big new project will kick into being an 80-ish hour a week gig very VERY soon.  Prep time is almost complete

So?  Time to hit the road for a bit of a 'tour' before the proverbial 'fan' becomes the full frontal recipient.  Sorry the folks in the southern hemisphere will have to deal with dodgy driving conditions.  But for the rest of us it's summertime..the living is easy...fish are jumpin', the cotton is high...and the media [of which I'm a part]...is "the enemy of the people".

So...fire up your favourite highway songs and let's hit the road...Jack.

This guy used to get his kicks at the right elbow of one Brian D. Wilson and along the way he took the time to refurbish an old highway classic for one of his own solo projects...Come on Jeffrey.  Let 'er rip buddy!!!



Bob Dylan writes classics.  He doesn't always sing 'em/play 'em best though.  Example?  This!!!  Hey!!!  No fallin' asleep at the wheel!!!



Back together again...You can't keep a good band down...and so they're on the road this year...once again "rockin' down the highway".



Then there's the man of the hour, the day, the week, the month, the season, the year, the decade, the century [x2]  Along with 'the boys' and making it's first appearance in one of our 'battles'...



Route 66 - Jeffrey Foskett
Highway 61 Revisited - Johnny Winter
Rockin' Down the Highway - Doobie Brothers
Pacific Coast Highway - The Beach Boys

Make sure you vote for Larry's Week 24 contestants and then hit this one like there's no tomorrow.  Time's running out.

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t bedford

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Here's a few where the rubber hits the road.

The Gants - Road Runner
youtube.com/watch?v=6H-8ULnKCWs

The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
youtube.com/watch?v=BgRYncR1Nog

Jr. Walker & the All Stars - Roadrunner
youtube.com/watch?v=SSosQRiXiPw

Kinks - Motorway
youtube.com/watch?v=Pag7W5dy3xY

Lovin’ Spoonful - On the Road Again
youtube.com/watch?v=RVyu03rJHkw

Ray Davies - The Great Highway
youtube.com/watch?v=9nfNWTaGicY


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Tom Tobben

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Tough battle, Lee. All great songs, including the two cover versions of classics. 

Here's a couple more for starters:
Jackson Browne's "The Road", from his excellent album Running On Empty:


And, of course, "the road goes on forever". Here's "Midnight Rider" from the early Allman Brothers' second album, Idlewild South:


Back later in the week with more highway/road songs and my votes, after I consider this week's choices more closely.


Good luck, Lee, with your new "big adventure". Sounds like a lot of work, but hopefully it will be a fun gig for you. 
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Gold - The Beach Boys - Short and very sweet

Silver - The Doobies - From when they were at their best.  

Bronze - Johnny Winter - Agreed that I'll almost always take a cover over the Dylan original.

Tin - Jeff Foskett - Good, but better competition.  
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Larry Franz

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What is it about roads that makes a guy want to burst out singing?


Gold -- The Beach Boys - Brian rose to the occasion, indeed, surpassed the occasion with this and "Summer's Gone".

Silver -- Johnny Winter -- A very good rendition, although I much prefer the fantastic original.

Bronze -- Jeffrey Foskett - Another very good rendition. Makes me want to hit the road.

Tin -- Doobie Brothers - Never cared for them. This would make me hit another button on the radio.


I've been collecting road songs in anticipation of hosting again. Believe it or not, more may be coming your way.

Thee Midniters - "Whittier Blvd." (note: if you're driving west on Foothill Blvd., the old Route 66, hang a left after you leave Azusa and take the 605 just 13 miles to Whittier Blvd.)
youtube.com/watch?v=IdKdC6bRtos

Sonic Youth, "Pacific Coast Highway" (keep going west and you'll hit PCH)
youtube.com/watch?v=DeQDRhidNnY

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Lee Marshall

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And when you do fill 'er up for YOUR trip across the black-top Larry I'll be sure to ladle in some more Brothers-Doobie for your listening pleasure[wink]

KDS...Thanks for the votes.  Hard to disagree...but nuances are what make this ol' battle thrive.

                                     't' and Tom...tanks fur da tunes.  You rule!!!

                                         And ***you***?  Fire up your engine.

                                                      What!?!?!?!?!?!

                                            You need a car?  Well here ya go.

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paul g adsett

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a bit of a long 'un, this,
but martin simpson can deliver some of the finest live renditions you could ask for
of his trad. folk songs, covers and his own songs.
i've a superb live version of this fillumed here in sunny brighton at the greys
at a gig i put on, but haven't dripfed it onto t'internet,
so here's one recorded a few years earlier:
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Lee Marshall

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That young fella can really play Paul.  I did the math.  That was Highway 122.  Better motels along that route.  The Black Keys seldom perform along that stretch.
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paul g adsett

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122 + 10,
squire,
unless you're deducting points for technical / artistic expression...
mathematically challenged?
132 lines and see me after, marshall junior...
actually, belay complaint!
i was wrong
- i was doubling route 66!
what a daft bugger eh...
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Lee Marshall

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Daft?  No Draft/Draught?  Mais Oui...yes we may.
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paul g adsett

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draft?
shut that door!
the wind's whistling around my ankles
and the tumbleweed is playing havoc with the carpet...
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kds

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One of the great driving songs of all time, featuring one of the great guitar solos of all time.  Deep Purple's Highway Star.  




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John B

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1. "Pacific Coast Highway" by the Beach Boys

(the only song I love in this competition/and the only one that is not 'the blues').  For non-Californians, this road goes a LONG ways, in fact up in Northern California where I live as well.  The song says it right about the sun setting over it.   Beautiful song on a mostly great album that I still play in my uh, Japanese mini-van. 


now, it gets hard for me...

2. "Highway 61 Revisited" by Johnny Winter.  Sounds pretty faithful to my ears.  A rather verbose jam...but in this field, it scores 2nd. 

3. "Route 66"  by Jeff Foskett

(doubtful anyone, even Jeff's Mom was thinking, 'boy, I yearn for a cover of 'Route 66' by Jeff).  Unless I mis-remember, I believe that the author of this song also wrote 4 Freshman songs?

4.  "Rockin' Down the Highway" by the Doobie Bros.

I have no feelings when I hear this group, and it can't be my anti-pot bias, since I like Bill Maher.  More likely, it's cause they are boring.
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Lee Marshall

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I agree with Paul.  Shut the window/door and let's get  plastered.  I agree with KDS...Deep Purple knew how to cruise the pavement and rock.  I agree with 'B'.  The Doobie Bros were boring...but only from Michael McDonald on.  His grandfather 'Old McDonald' had a farm.  Ee I-Ee I Owe. [as in Oh crap!!!]

By the way John B...Jeff's GRANDMOTHER was the one yearning for the cover.  And he delivered it.
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Larry Franz

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Are we there yet?

I have often walked down this street before....

Dean Martin - "On the Street Where You Live"
youtube.com/watch?v=gs65pSEA-VE

Elmore James - "Standing at the Crossroads"
youtube.com/watch?v=6kMhxn1cCdA

The Kinks - "Dead End Street"
youtube.com/watch?v=4NBDvXpsBzk

The New Pornographers - "Avalanche Alley"
youtube.com/watch?v=f8nXxFtIUFM

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