Thursday, October 26, 2017

Along 66, September 2017: Charlie's Back


SEPTEMBER 10--  Charley Pride, 83, returns to Route 66 with a new song from his new album "Music in My heart."  In it he does a cover of an obscure Merle Haggard song, "The Way It Was in '51.

He had a big hit with "Is Anybody Going to San Antone" in 1970 where he mentioned Route 66

He had 29 #1 country hits.

I've always been a big fan of Charlie Pride, but had never picked up to the mention of Route 66 on his song "Anybody Going to San Antone."  After Liz and I got "hooked" on Route 66 in 2002, (thanks to running into Rich Henry, Tom Teague and Bill Shea on our first cruise on it), I really perked up when listening to the song and heard him "walkin' down Route 66.'  Hey, that's our road in his song.!

"Here I am walkin' down Route 66, wish she hadn't done me this way."  This was originally a Merle Haggard song and also has been recorded by the Texas Tornadoes who do it live on You Tube with Freddie Fender looking a lot like David Crosby.

--RoadDog

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