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Bubba Dawg
06-28-2008, 10:10 AM
I love to drive. I especially like driving in rural areas and seeing different parts of the country. Barns, fields, old houses, woods, mountains and everything else our great nation provides by way of scenery is a great gift nature gives us.

Sometimes I like to roll quietly, just listening to the sound of the engine and the road, but music and the highway go so well together. Music can accentuate the experience of travel, alleviate boredom, make you think, make you smile.

I get my kicks on Route 66. Highway 61 Revisited and It's a highway song, sing it on and on, on and on....

It's a perfect time to listen to albums. The whole thing..front to back, in order as the artist arranged it.

TOTD: Tunes. Saturday Jukebox. Albums and songs for the open road. Also, name the road. I've never been on Route 66. I've been on Highway 41 with the Allman Brothers.

How about an album or song, and maybe even a road to drive and listen to it. I'll share later.

Cold Warrior
06-28-2008, 10:29 AM
Sunny morning here in the Insurance Capital. Going to be quite warm and humid, as we, my girlfriend and I, go practice "our" driving (for the umpteenth weekend in a row).

TOTD: I despise driving. If I could avoid owning a car for the rest of my life, I would (as evidenced by the fact that I've put off buying one until she passes her driving test :D). However, the TOTD is easy peasy, although it's an album, not a song (the road is obvious) --


http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000002NYW.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

And, from that album, the expression of where all our hopes and dreams reside: Behind Door Number Three (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROME2ATY258). :D

Bubba Dawg
06-28-2008, 10:35 AM
Sunny morning here in the Insurance Capital. Going to be quite warm and humid, as we, my girlfriend and I, go practice "our" driving (for the umpteenth weekend in a row).

TOTD: I despise driving. If I could avoid owning a car for the rest of my life, I would (as evidenced by the fact that I've put off buying one until she passes her driving test :D). However, the TOTD is easy peasy, although it's an alblum, not a song (the road is obvious) --


http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000002NYW.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

And, from that album, the expression of where all our hopes and dreams reside: Behind Door Number Three (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROME2ATY258). :D

Good one CW. I love to drive A1A but it's getting more difficult with all the stop lights. Still love it though. I'm going to kick in with some mountain roads in a little while, with the appropriate music of course.

Teetop
06-28-2008, 10:41 AM
When traveling long distances, I love to listen to Eric Johnson. (http://www.ericjohnson.com/)

Bubba Dawg
06-28-2008, 10:52 AM
When traveling long distances, I love to listen to Eric Johnson. (http://www.ericjohnson.com/)


Way Cool!!! I have never heard of this guy but went to his website (thanks) and listened to a couple of his songs. Damn he's good. His guitar playing is amazing. I like the style too.

Now that's what I'm talkin' about..a Saturday Jukebox thread that gave me, and possibly others, a new artist to enjoy.
Treetop, thanks.

megimoo
06-28-2008, 11:02 AM
I love to drive. I especially like driving in rural areas and seeing different parts of the country. Barns, fields, old houses, woods, mountains and everything else our great nation provides by way of scenery is a great gift nature gives us.

Sometimes I like to roll quietly, just listening to the sound of the engine and the road, but music and the highway go so well together. Music can accentuate the experience of travel, alleviate boredom, make you think, make you smile.

I get my kicks on Route 66. Highway 61 Revisited and It's a highway song, sing it on and on, on and on....

It's a perfect time to listen to albums. The whole thing..front to back, in order as the artist arranged it.

TOTD: Tunes. Saturday Jukebox. Albums and songs for the open road. Also, name the road. I've never been on Route 66. I've been on Highway 41 with the Allman Brothers.

How about an album or song, and maybe even a road to drive and listen to it. I'll share later.

Rey Charles ,"Hit the road jack"
Allman Brothers Band,Desert Blues
Horse with no name,Lonely People,Ventura Highway
The Animals, The,House of the rising sun
Louis Armstrong,Lazy River
Bachman Turner Overdrive,Roll on down the highway
Bee Gees,Stayin' Alive
Blasters,Dark Night
Wheel Stealers,Stuck in the Middle with you
Steely Dan,Springtime,Trans-Island skyway
Chuck Berry,You never can tell
Steppenwolf,Born to be wild

SaintLouieWoman
06-28-2008, 11:09 AM
Good one CW. I love to drive A1A but it's getting more difficult with all the stop lights. Still love it though. I'm going to kick in with some mountain roads in a little while, with the appropriate music of course.

I love to drive out west. There's nothing to make one appreciate America than driving out Highway 70, heading due west, going through Kansas, then entering Colorado, driving through the plains til the first glimpse of the Rocky Mountains. Going over the Continental Divide is always an experience, no matter how many times. I know it sounds cheesy, but I love to listen to John Denver when approaching the mountains, you know that old "Rocky Mountain High" thing. There's something about his nasaly voice that's appropriate to "fill up your senses".

Another greyt route is along the Pacific Highway in California. My all time favorite is the Sea to Sky highway near Vancouver, BC, from the Vancouver area to Whistler ski area.

Thanks for this topic, Bubba. Think I'll put on some of my "travelling" music and relax. My fav song while driving is "Moving down the Highway".

Teetop
06-28-2008, 11:31 AM
Way Cool!!! I have never heard of this guy but went to his website (thanks) and listened to a couple of his songs. Damn he's good. His guitar playing is amazing. I like the style too.

Now that's what I'm talkin' about..a Saturday Jukebox thread that gave me, and possibly others, a new artist to enjoy.
Treetop, thanks.


Glad to help you out. My favorites are "Tones" & "Ah Via Musicom". Be careful though, you will look down as you're listening to him and be going about 85 or 90 mph. :eek:

Bubba Dawg
06-28-2008, 11:34 AM
Rey Charles ,"Hit the road jack"
Allman Brothers Band,Desert Blues
Horse with no name,Lonely People,Ventura Highway
The Animals, The,House of the rising sun
Louis Armstrong,Lazy River
Bachman Turner Overdrive,Roll on down the highway
Bee Gees,Stayin' Alive
Blasters,Dark Night
Wheel Stealers,Stuck in the Middle with you
Steely Dan,Springtime,Trans-Island skyway
Chuck Berry,You never can tell
Steppenwolf,Born to be wild


Nice mix. With the advent of the MP3 or Ipod you can custom mix your own road tunes, or just shuffle and see what the device gives you.

Didn't know the Blasters. I'll check 'em out.

I wonder what Shannon choose as her road tunes? Bet the Beatles will be in the mix.

Zeus
06-28-2008, 12:17 PM
Highway Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VD6BS5ehu0)

Roll on Down The Highway (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LNH27s5ULE)

Highwayman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw1bHaUk1CM)

Gingersnap
06-28-2008, 01:11 PM
It's overcast here today and I'm done with all my chores and errands so I'm waiting to go to lunch.

TOTD: I used to drive professionally a lot - all over the western part of the country. I would just listen to whatever came in best on the radio and that was mostly country stations. I can't really recommend a road or album. I used to feel bitter and envious over all the cozy homes I passed. I was on the road 3 weeks out of 4 and it basically sucked.

megimoo
06-28-2008, 01:32 PM
Nice mix. With the advent of the MP3 or Ipod you can custom mix your own road tunes, or just shuffle and see what the device gives you.

Didn't know the Blasters. I'll check 'em out.

I wonder what Shannon choose as her road tunes? Bet the Beatles will be in the mix.Just borrow the cd's and load them onto my computer off line disk drive.From there load my MP3 with a bunch of old but good songs .

I'll put a bigger memory 'stick' in and fill that one up.Enough music to last the rest of my life and never hear the same song twice .

Zeus
06-28-2008, 02:21 PM
Bought my daughter a car a couple days ago. She loves the car although I wondered if dhe wouldn't think a eldorado was a 'granny "car. Only thing she mentioned was the cassette disk player had to go since she didn't own but 2 or 3 cassettes. Her brother & her went to the store today and got a USB MP3 car-stereo with SD reader.

linda22003
06-28-2008, 03:54 PM
Anything by Bowling for Soup.

movie buff
06-28-2008, 05:07 PM
A few albums that I especially like listening to on long car trips:
1. A Best of Johnny Cash album
2. Jona Kimbrough (She is a small- time Christian singer who got her start in my church), 'Morning Skiesr'
3. The soundtrack for the movie "Barnyard."
4. The soundtracks for any of the 'Shrek' movies.

Bubba Dawg
06-28-2008, 06:00 PM
I love to drive out west. There's nothing to make one appreciate America than driving out Highway 70, heading due west, going through Kansas, then entering Colorado, driving through the plains til the first glimpse of the Rocky Mountains. Going over the Continental Divide is always an experience, no matter how many times. I know it sounds cheesy, but I love to listen to John Denver when approaching the mountains, you know that old "Rocky Mountain High" thing. There's something about his nasaly voice that's appropriate to "fill up your senses".

Another greyt route is along the Pacific Highway in California. My all time favorite is the Sea to Sky highway near Vancouver, BC, from the Vancouver area to Whistler ski area.

Thanks for this topic, Bubba. Think I'll put on some of my "travelling" music and relax. My fav song while driving is "Moving down the Highway".


I have a John Denver CD or Two. Country Roads is a good song.

For You, STL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eaaR1Ay5P0

Bubba Dawg
06-28-2008, 06:03 PM
It's overcast here today and I'm done with all my chores and errands so I'm waiting to go to lunch.

TOTD: I used to drive professionally a lot - all over the western part of the country. I would just listen to whatever came in best on the radio and that was mostly country stations. I can't really recommend a road or album. I used to feel bitter and envious over all the cozy homes I passed. I was on the road 3 weeks out of 4 and it basically sucked.


Wow. You were a truck driver? Cool. (Well, you didn't actually say that, you said professional driver. Still, a mile is a mile.)

Yeah, I'm sure the road looks different if you spend that much time there.

I also enjoy tuning in local a.m. stations to drop in, briefly, to the community I'm passin gthrough.

Kinda fun.

DarkScribe
06-28-2008, 07:32 PM
I love to drive. I especially like driving in rural areas and seeing different parts of the country. Barns, fields, old houses, woods, mountains and everything else our great nation provides by way of scenery is a great gift nature gives us.

Sometimes I like to roll quietly, just listening to the sound of the engine and the road, but music and the highway go so well together. Music can accentuate the experience of travel, alleviate boredom, make you think, make you smile.

I get my kicks on Route 66. Highway 61 Revisited and It's a highway song, sing it on and on, on and on....

It's a perfect time to listen to albums. The whole thing..front to back, in order as the artist arranged it.

TOTD: Tunes. Saturday Jukebox. Albums and songs for the open road. Also, name the road. I've never been on Route 66. I've been on Highway 41 with the Allman Brothers.

How about an album or song, and maybe even a road to drive and listen to it. I'll share later.

In the past, I've found I really like listening to The Doors Greatests Hits (double album)...good stuff...on long road trips, of course...or anytime, really...

Bubba Dawg
06-28-2008, 08:42 PM
In the past, I've found I really like listening to The Doors Greatests Hits (double album)...good stuff...on long road trips, of course...or anytime, really...

Hard to go wrong with the Doors.

I enjoy Dire Straits. They have a mix of slow meaningful songs along with catchy tunes, and Mark Knopler's amazing guitar work.

Brothers in Arms is a good song and a great album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XVVZPefbR4

Zeus
06-28-2008, 10:06 PM
Highway Star - Deep Purple

Lost Highway - Hank Williams

Lager
06-28-2008, 10:36 PM
Driving westward, on a meandering path to the Grand Canyon, I was making my way through the painted desert and the canyonlands of Utah. I would pop in some Carlos Nakai or Brule, or other native American flute music, and just absorb the dramatic vistas of the crimson and vermillion landscape against a deep indigo sky.

I'd love to drive through the southern states on the way to Memphis, with the top down and listen to some great delta blues jams, maybe some Muddy Waters or James Cotton or even Robert Johnson. I've cruised through the bayou country and Nawlins, but never been up to Beale St. yet.

Some great songs when you need to keep awake, The Doors, Roadhouse Blues or Break on through; Radar Love by Golden earring; Running down a dream, by Tom Petty; Welcome to the Jungle, GNR ; Born to Run by the Boss and The Eagles of course have several, Hotel California or Take it Easy are just a few that come to mind.

jinxmchue
06-28-2008, 11:02 PM
Some of my favorite driving songs:

Life is a Highway (predictable, I know) - original or that newer country version
Burning Down the House - Talking Heads
Simply Irresistible - Robert Palmer
Heavy Metal - Sammy Hagar
The Box - Orbital
You Could Be Mine - GNR

The ultimate for me, though:

Barracuda - Heart

SaintLouieWoman
06-28-2008, 11:05 PM
I have a John Denver CD or Two. Country Roads is a good song.

For You, STL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eaaR1Ay5P0

Thanks so much, Bubba Dawg. It was a pleasure watching the Country Roads song. After that I went to the Rocky Mountain High one. SR probably thought I was nuts, singing along with it.

I want to visit the West again sooooo much. Sigh.

Used to think John Denver was so uncool. My kids laughed at their cousin who was a fan. They were into good ole' rock and roll. Somehow John Denver's music is oddly comforting.