Route 66: Season 2, Episode 3

Goodnight Sweet Blues (6 Oct. 1961)

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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 cast overview:
Jenny Henderson
Juano Hernandez ...
King Loomis
Jo Jones ...
A.C. (as The Memphis Naturals)
Frederick O'Neal ...
Horace (as The Memphis Naturals)
Bill Gunn ...
Hank (as The Memphis Naturals)
Snooze (as The Memphis Naturals)
Roy Eldridge ...
Lover Brown (as 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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Sound Mix:

(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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Synopsis and Spoilers- Goodnight, Sweet Blues
2 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Each episode of Route 66 was such a gem. This one was no exception. Buzz and Todd are driving down the road when a car almost cuts them off. Angered, they follow the car and go to confront the driver when the car suddenly stops. Ready to be angered with the driver, they are surprised to find that the driver is an elderly African-American woman, who seems to be either having a heart attack or is very ill. They help her to her home and get aid. They find that she doesn't have long to live. Her one final wish is that the band that she used to be a singer for should somehow be brought back together for 'one more gig'... just for her. Buzz and Todd travel about, knowing that they don't have much time, doing whatever they can to bring the band together.

One of the nicest parts of this episode is that Ethel Waters actually sings the song Goodnight Sweet Blues.

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