Sunday, June 23, 2019
Here Are Some Sizzling Summer Songs to Kick It Off This Weekend-- Part 1: "Sidewalk Surfin' "
Summer. A Perfect Time To Hit the Road. (And, of course, you need your tunes.)
Even those this has been a lousy spring/summer so far. Shoot, our furnace regularly kicks on every day until yesterday. And then the rain or near-constant threat of rain for what seems to be every single day.
Even so, we are officially into summer now that we have passed June 21. And that means, Bob Stroud used his Rock and Roll Roots program on Chicago's WDRV, 97.1 FM to welcome it with nothing but three hours of summer songs. It's a tradition. And, for those of you who missed it, it is rebroadcast tonight from 7 to 10 p.m.. And it streams at www.wdrv.com.
But, here are the songs he played to get you into the mood:
DANCING IN THE STREET-- Martha & the Vandellas
STREET FIGHTIN' MAN-- Rolling Stones
SIDEWALK SURFIN'-- Jan & Dean
BUS STOP-- Hollies
HOT SUMMER DAY-- It's A Beautiful Day
SPILL THE WINE-- Eric Burdon & War
GRAZING IN THE GRASS-- Hugh Masakela
SUMMER SUN-- Jamestown Massacre
LITTLE HONDA-- Beach Boys
Name That Tune (from the above songs): "All That Summer We Enjoyed It Wind And Rain And Shine." Answer below. --RoadDog