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The Routers

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The Routers were an American instrumental musical group in the early 1960s.

Formed in 1961 by Mike Gordon, the Routers recordings were the touring group and sessions musicians. The actual group consisted of Gordon, Randy Viers, Lynn Frazier and a was the touring group. The Routers first release in September 1962 was Let’s Go (Pony), which reached # 19 on the Billboard charts. Its infectious “clap clap clap-clap-clap clap-clap-clap-clap Let’s Go! ” chant became a favorite of cheerleaders and crowds worldwide. The recording was instigated by record producer Joe Saraceno and his producing and songwriting partner Mike Gordon. Like many pop instrumentals recorded in Los Angeles, California at this time, such as those by Mike Gordon And The Agates, it involved Mike Gordon (guitar), Randy Viers (drums) and Lynn Frazier (sax), and Scott Walker on bass guitar.

Later Routers recordings, which continued to be issued up to 1964 but with less commercial success, involved Mike Gordon, (guitar), Leon Russell (piano) and Hal Blaine (drums). The same group also recorded over the same period as The Marketts. Various studio and touring versions of the band included Mike Gordon, Randy Viers (later of Redbone), and Scott Engel (later of The Walker Brothers).

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  • Twiggystickstoo

    I guess you had to be there to appreciate this song! FUN is what this song was about & we had it!

    27 Mar 2009 Reply

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