Need for Speed

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Storyteller Mitch Myers tells his tale of being pulled over for speeding and the conversation with the police officer. The conversation turned to the history of car songs, like Radar Love, by Golden Earring; Rocket 88, by Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats; Low Rider, by War, and On The Road Again, by Canned Heat. (5:00) The songs in this piece all come from a Rhino records collection called Hot Rods and Custom Classics: Cruisin' Songs and Highway Hits.



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