Tod and Buzz agree to help fulfill a dying jazz singer's last wish to reunite with her old band.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Jennie Henderson
Juano Hernandez ...
King Loomis
Jo Jones ...
Lover Brown - The Memphis Naturals
Frederick O'Neal ...
Horace Wilson - The Memphis Naturals
Bill Gunn ...
Hank Plummer - The Memphis Naturals
Snooze Mobley - The Memphis Naturals
Roy Eldridge ...
A.C. Graham - The Memphis Naturals
Billie Allen ...
Cora Adams
P. Jay Sidney ...
Dr. Wally Farrow
Royal Beal ...
Douglas Rutherford ...
Dr. Sigrist
Robert Elross ...


Tod and Buz, leaving Pittsburgh, almost have a head-on collision with a car driven by a gravely ill old woman. After the woman is stabilized at her home, Tod and Buz learn she does not have long to live. Her last wish is to re-unite with a jazz band she last sang with 30 yrs before. Tod and Buz agree to seek out the members. Written by dubchi

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Release Date:

6 October 1961 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The 1962 Emmy nomination for Ethel Waters was the first Emmy nomination for an African-American woman. See more »


Good Night, Sweet Blues
Written by Will Lorin & Leonard Freeman
Performed by Ethel Waters & Roy Eldridge
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Very Good
11 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I never was a fan of Route 66. I was seven or eight years old at the time. I was too young to understand why two grown men would drive together in a sports car without jobs or purpose. Early one morning, I happen to view the above episode on Decades. Was I surprise to see a full cast of black folks being normal people, people with hopes and dreams, people not shootings or killings. In addition, white men that came to the aid of an old sick black woman without asking for a dime. This was in the early sixties a time where whites and blacks did not mix. Yes, the story is set in Pittsburg. Even Pittsburg had its racism. With the unrest in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray, it was great for Decades to remind us that the dreams of Martin L King is still important today as it was then. As an Afro-American, I wish all people of every race, creed, and color would open there eyes and embrace the character of a person than ones color. The Route 66 episode shows that skin color is blind. The person is important. I pray this idea, as the episode is replay or remade hundreds of times. It is a lesion we must learn. If not, than life has no meaning. Thank you Decades!

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