Destination Freeway: 33 Cruisin' Deuces For Your Summer Spectacular
by Various Artists

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  • Released: May 12, 2023
  • Originally Released: 2023
  • Label: Bear Family Records

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North America was fast becoming the leading automobile nation. The vastness of the country, with its great distances, coupled with an inventive spirit and rapidly growing prosperity since the 1950s, provided the ideal breeding ground for the development and proliferation of fascinating automobiles.

Early on, most vehicles had car radios that played around the clock the music for traveling and cruising that we have selected for this compilation.

Whether driving down Route 66 from Chicago to L.A. or heading for the sunset on the next freeway, whether Riding In The Moonlight or parking on the sinful mile of Lover's Lane, these songs from the fascinating era of the 1950s and early 1960s tell stories based on adventures and describe that feeling of following the seemingly endless highways with a juicy 8-cylinder under the long hood or just cruising, for fun, from diner to diner.

Focus on Rock 'n' Roll

Most of the recordings on ‘Destination Freeway’ are pure Rock ‘n’ Roll. This is evidenced not only by extremely popular artists like Gene Vincent, but also by a host of lesser-known rockabillies, most of whose original singles are hard to find today.

A number of groovy rhythm & blues numbers by Al Brown & His Tunetoppers, Clarence Garlow, Chuck Willis and Howlin' Wolf are also represented, as is the vocal group fraction: Doo-Wop with The Spaniels, The Premiers, Aquatones, Del Vikings or Sammy Hagan & The Viscounts.

Variety comes with Dinah Shore, The Lancers and comedy movie star Jerry Lewis in the form of three pop songs, including a historic sound document sung by Dinah Shore for a Chevrolet commercial.

Driving and rock ’n' roll - inextricably linked. So get in the car, turn on the music and go for it!

  • Driving a car, a significant attitude to life for generations - Bear Family Records® provides the appropriate soundtrack, historical recordings from the number one automobile country: America!
  • A nostalgic look back at the time of big cars, gas guzzlers with big blocks and seven-liter or more engine capacity, a dreamy counterpart to the here and now with all the necessary restrictions.
  • 33 recordings from 1950 to 1963 reflect the spirit of adventure around the subject of cars!
  • Rarities, some of them on CD for the first time, meet here with recordings by Gene Vincent, film icon Jerry Lewis or Dinah Shore, great stars of their time.
  • The sound alternates between genuine rockabilly, traditional rock ’n' roll, some pop songs, doo-wop and rhythm & blues.
  • The 36-page full-color booklet includes rare photos, illustrations and memorabilia, as well as informative accompanying text for each song.


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  • UPC: 4000127177162
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