Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Songs for Summer Driving-- Part 3

Cruisin' down da road with summer tunes playing from the cassette deck.

SATURDAY IN THE PARK--  CHICAGO--  Summer of '72.
SUMMERTIME--  BILLY TEWART--  The edited version, a summer hit for the late-great Billy Stewart.

HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME--  SLY & THE FAMILY STONE--  late summer of '69
DANCING IN THE STREET--  MICK JAGGER & DAVID BOWIE--  remake of the Martha & the Vandellas classic

YOU TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH (HOT SUMMER NIGHT)--  MEATLOAF--  From Bat Out of Hell

DO IT AGAIN--  BEACH BOYS--  Summer of '68
SUMMER ROMANCE--  ROLLING STONES--  This one goes about as fast as a summer romance.  From the summer of '80's Emotional Rescue.

RACING IN THE STREET--  BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN--  From the great Darkness at the Edge of Town.
SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER--  MOTELS--  Late summer of '83, featuring Martha Davis.

SPILL THE WINE--  ERIC BURDON & WAR--  Summer of '70
BUS STOP--  HOLLIES--  Summer of '66

SUMMER BREEZE--  ISLEY BROTHERS--  A favorite version of the song with the great Ernie Isley on guitar.
BEACH BABY--  FIRST CLASS--  One hit wonder by a group of British studio musicians in '71.
BLUE SKY--  Allman Brothers--  (Some great Southern Rock)

TWISTING BY THE POOL--  DIRE STRAITS--  (A real rockin' ode to summer)
SUMMER IN THE CITY--  LOVIN' SPOONFUL--  ("Hot town!)

Now Get Out and Drive If You Can Afford the Gas!!  --RoadDog

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