Back on June 24th, Bob Stroud did a show on Summer Songs on Rock and Roll Roots. Makes you want to pop a cassette onto the old car radio and go cruising if you can afford the gas. Two of our gas stations in Fox Lake actually dropped gas a PENNY yesterday, down to $4.07. It sure didn't take them that long to go up.
IN THE SUMMERTIME-- MUNGO JERRY-- From the Summer of '70. (And my all-time favorite summer song. Come on, let's make that psssshhhh sound.)
SURFIN' USA-- BEACH BOYS-- The band that keeps summer alive 365 days a year for the last fifty years. From 1963. (Love their new album God Made the Radio.)
SUMMERTIME BLUES-- WHO-- From their 1970 live album, Live at Leeds. (Doing a real rave-up.)
MISERLOU-- DICK DALE AND THE DELLTONES-- a classic surf instrumental
WAKE UP SUNSHINE-- CHICAGO-- You can't underestimate the power of sunshine to fuel the season. From album number two.
WALKING ON SUNSHINE-- KATRINA & THE WAVES-- (How can you not feel good while this song is playing?)
DAYDREAM-- LOVIN' SPOONFUL-- 1966
SUMMER-- WAR-- the long version
STREET FIGHTING MAN-- ROLLING STONES-- 1968. (In certain neighborhoods in our cities, this happens during the summer.)
SCHOOL'S OUT-- ALICE COOPER-- The Coop with the beginning of summer. (And, again, thanks to the strange-looking fellah with the even stranger name for naming our boat.)
Let's see, if I take out a second mortgage on the house, perhaps I can afford to fill the tank and take off on a cruise.
Summer and Driving. Just Sort Of Goes Together. --RoadDog
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