Saturday, June 21, 2014

2014 Route 66 Road Trip Cruisin' Music-- Part 4: Bridge Over Troubled Water

Like I said, after Sullivan, Missouri, the trip turned into a bit of an oldies review.  But, hey, driving Route 66 and listening to oldies just somehow go hand-in-hand.

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER--  SIMON AND GARFUNKEL

Released in 1970 and was the duo's fifth and final album, shot to #1 and remained there for ten weeks.  Won a Grammy for album of the year.

This album could just as easily been a greatest hits package as it is loaded with great stuff.  It had four songs crack the  Top Twenty:  "Bridge Over Troubled Water" #1, "Cecilia," #4, "The Boxer" #7 with flipside "Baby Driver" hitting the Bubbling Under Top 100 and "El Condor Pasa" at #18.

Could anyone soar more than Art Garfunkel on "BOTW?"

I listened to the album back then so much that I considered most every cut as a Top 40 song.  Other great ones"

Keep the Customer satisfied
So Long Frank Lloyd Wright
Why Don't You Write Me

The old Everly Brothers "Bye Bye Love" done live, was fun but essentially filler.

The CD also had two bonus tracks including a previously unreleased version of "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

A  good drive CD.  It will now always remind me of crossing over I-44 by Witnor Farms.

Like a What?  --RoadDog


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