Summer was/ is the time for songs!
Growing up I was glued to my transistor radio — I could’ve put my parents in the poor house buying batteries I suppose. Then came purchasing my own albums, then my own stereo, Oh! remember 8 track tapes? (my cassettes were mainly eaten up by the player– brother, the producers of those sure saw us kids coming on that one didn’t they?) Reflecting back I came up with some of my all time favorites- Just for the Summer!
Lovin Spoonfuls— Summer in the City– “Hot town, summer in the city/Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty…”
Mungo Jerry — In the Summertime — “When the weather’s fine, you got women, you got women on your mind”
The Drifters — Under the Board walk — “Under the boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah/On a blanket with my baby is where I’ll be”
The BeachBoys — California Girls –“The West Coast has the sunshine/And the girls all get so tan”
Don Henly — Boys of Summer — “your brown skin shinning in the sun…”
Alice Cooper — Schools Out for Summer — ”We’ve got no class, and we’ve got no principals!/We can’t even think of a word that rhymes!”
I had a particular beef with the Beach boys— They spoke about the East coast girls (hip clothes) and the Southern Girls (southern accents) and the Midwest girls (knew how to make you feel alright) … I felt slighted.
I lived in Montana — so I stole the “Northern girls” (even though I suppose I knew they were referring to Alaskans) I liked the idea of ” the way they kiss, they keep their boy friends warm at night”) Yes, even way back when, I was a dreamer and probably delusional.
Summer has always been FUN… fun … fun– well– till your Daddy takes the T-bird away.
Ahhh the first swimming lessons!
Summer Lovin— I adore everyone of these fantastic people!!
Do you have a favorite song of Summer??? It’s almost the end of August and I think I will be milking this for as long as I can.
TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥
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