Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Overheard

In the library, courtesy of my son Ben:

"Isn't there a song about summertime?"
Yes, there is. Or are. Enjoy, via YouTube:
"All Summer Long" (Brian Wilson)
"In the Good Old Summertime" (Chet Atkins)
"In the Summertime" (Mungo Jerry)
"Summer in the City" (The Lovin' Spoonful)
"Summertime" (Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald)
"Summertime" (Bill Evans Trio)
"Summertime" (Ella Fitzgerald)
"Summertime" (Renée Fleming)
"Summertime" (Jascha Heifetz)
"Summertime" (Billie Holiday)
"Summertime" (Leontyne Price)
"Summertime" (Doc Watson)
"Summertime Blues" (Blue Cheer)
"Summertime Blues" (Eddie Cochran)
"Summertime Blues" (The Who)
I know that Eddie Cochran should precede Blue Cheer, but Alphabetical Order is a mighty thing.
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comments: 4

John Guzlowski said...

Mike, tell the boy, thanks.

I had forgotten the who did summertime blues. I would have loved to hear Billie Holiday sing it.

JuliaR said...

Don't forget "Summer Breeze" by Seals and Crofts and "Sunny Days" by Lighthouse.

Michael Leddy said...

I don't remember Lighthouse (and they're not on YouTube), but here's "Summer Breeze".

JuliaR said...

Lighthouse was a Canadian band. They also had a hit with "One Fine Morning" and apparently, both it and "Sunny Days" were on the U.S. top 40 charts at the time. Fun tunes - nothing deep.