September 2

The Songs of Summer #99: ‘Sunshine (You’re Blowin’ my Cool)’ by Saun & Starr

saun-starr-sunshineAnother hot, sticky, humid day here in Michigan. In September, this can happen; it’s one of our more schizophrenic months, weather-wise. It can be gorgeous and summeresque, like today, or it can be cold, gray, and rainy. Sometimes it can be all these things in one day. It’s just something we have to get used to around here. Anyway, here’ some nice summer funk n’ soul to go with the soaring dew point.

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June 12

The Songs of Summer Day 10: The Poets of Rhythm ‘Summerdays’

poets-of-rhythm-daptone-anthologyIt seems that many of the great songs about summer feature lyrics about nothing more really than the simple things we all hope our summer days are filled with: sunshine, carefree days wasting time, lazing about with not a care in the world. As we grow older, the responsibilities and commitments of real life mean that those perfect lazy summer days rarely happen…but thank God we’ve got songs like ‘Summerdays’ to take us away from the drudgeries of reality to a dreamy, summery place, if only for a few minutes. Sometimes that’s all we can ask for.

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