Jack McDuff “Hot Barbecue” from Jack McDuff The Prestige Years (Prestige) —JW: Welcome to the Super Summer Song Spectacular edition of Memphis to Manchester. Joining me in the studio is Rich Reese from Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst. We are alternating sets of Summer songs today and began at 5:00 AM on his show. 1966 instrumental.Buy it!
Wendy Rene “Bar-B-Q” from Stax/Volt - The Complete Singles 1959-1968 - Volume 4 (Rhino Atlantic 2007) —JW: Written by Steve Cropper & Larry Brown & recorded for Stax in 1964.Buy it!
Billy Stewart “Summertime” from Hits and Rarities (Marginal 1996) —JW: Fantastic soul rendition of the Gershwin song recorded for Chess in 1966.Buy it!
The Viscounts “Summertime” from Harlem Nocturne (Vulture 1998) —JW: Music bed. !960 sultry instrumental version recorded in 1960 by the New Jersey band.Buy it!
Kirsty Maccoll “He's On the Beach” from Galore (I.R.S. 1995) —RR: Kirsty shone brightly until her untimely death at age 41 in 2000.Buy it!
Nushu “Like The Sun” from Hula (Nushu 2010) —RR: From the band's website: NUSHU’s Hula is an intoxicating amalgamation of girl-group sweetness and power poppin’ melodicism, sung and played (for the most part) by two very talented singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalists, Lisa Mychols and Hillary BurBuy it!
Jonathan Richman “That Summer Feeling” from Jonathan Sings (sire 1983) —RR: Have to play this one during every Summer Show Spectacular.Buy it!
Santo & Johnny “Theme From A Summer Place” from 50+ Guitar Classics (Classic Music International 2010) —JW: Music bed.Buy it!
Sly & The Family Stone “Hot Fun In The Summertime” from The Essential Sly & the Family Stone (Epic 1970) —JW: 1969 single written by Sylvester Stewart.Buy it!
The Dramatics “Hot Pants In the Summertime” from Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get (VOLT 1972) —JW: One of many songs from Ken of Cockeysville (TM). Written by Tony Hester & recorded for Stax in 1969.Buy it!
Chuck Prophet “Summertime Thing” from No Other Love (New West 2002) —JW: One of the best summer songs of the last couple decades. Written by Chuck Prophet & recorded in 2002.Buy it!
Santo & Johnny “Summertime” from The Best of Santo & Johnny (Stardust 1997) —JW: Music bed. You can't have too many instrumental versions of this song.Buy it!
The Simple Carnival “Caitlin's On the Beach” from Girls Aliens Food (Sundrift 2008) —RR: A one-man band helmed by Jeff Boller.Buy it!
Elvis Costello “The Other Side of Summer” from Mighty Like a Rose (Warner Bros. 1991) —RR: From what I would call Elvis' middle period.Buy it!
Bruce Springsteen “Girls In Their Summer Clothes” from Magic (Columbia 2007) —RR: Rest in peace Clarence ClemonsBuy it!
Booker T. and The MGs “Summertime” from And Now! (stax) —JW: Music bed. You can't have too many instrumental versions of this song.Buy it!
War “Summer” from War Anthology (Avenue Records 1994) —JW: Recorded in 1976 and making me hark back to my Southern California days.Buy it!
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs “The Warmth Of The Sun” from Under the Covers, Vol. 1 (Shout! Factory 2006) —JW: 2006 Beach Boys cover written by Brian Wilson & Mike Love.Buy it!
The Kinks “Sitting In The Midday Sun” from Preservation: Act 1 (UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)JAD 2010) —JW: 1973 song written by Ray Davies.Buy it!
Marianne Faithfull “Summer Nights” from Marianne Faithfull's Greatest Hits (ABKCO Music And Records Inc. (DAVe use) 1987) —JW: recorded in 1965.Buy it!
Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Air Show “Summer Samba” from Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Air Show (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2002) —JW: Music bed. 2002 instrumental.Buy it!
Redwalls “Summer Romance” from Redwalls (Mad Dragon 2007) —RR: Nice Summer tune from the former Beatles cover band's third album.Buy it!
Johnny Rivers “Summer Rain” from Realization (Imperial 1968) —RR: This one exudes summer.Buy it!
R.E.M. “Summer Turns to High” from Reveal (Rhino/Warner Bros. 2001) —RR: Another band that you wouldn't think could pull off a convincing Beach Boys homage, but they nailed it!Buy it!
The Sandals “Theme from "Endless Summer"” from The Birth of Surf - Vol. 2 (Ace 2010) —JW: Music bed. 1964 surf instrumental from the classic surf film.Buy it!
She's Spanish, I'm American “These Long Summer Days” from She's Spanish, I'm American (bedroom classics 2009) —JW: This band is fronted by Josh Rouse and a Spanish singer named Paz Suay, hence, the band name. Written by Josh Rouse.Buy it!
Chris Isaak “Summer Holiday” from Mr. Lucky (Reprise 2009) —JW: 2009 summer song penned by Chris Isaak.Buy it!
Roy Orbison “Summer Song” from The Monument Singles Collection (1960-64) (Sony 2011) N —JW: 1961 b-side to a Monument single recorded in Nashville.Buy it!
Beck “Girl” from Guero (geffen records 2005) —RR: Should have been called "Summer Girl" in my opinion.Buy it!
Wilco “Summer Teeth” from Summerteeth (Reprise 1999) —RR: Light, warm and breezy song...ok, summery.Buy it!
Dwight Twilley Band “Just Like The Sun” from Sincerely (RIGHT STUFF 1976) —RR: Killer Power Pop track.Buy it!
The Chantays “Pipeline” from The Birth of Surf - Vol. 1 (Ace 2007) —JW: 1962 surf instrumental recorded for the Downey label.Buy it!
Los Straitjackets with Cesar Rosas “El Microscopico Bikini” from Rock En Espanol Vol. 1 (Yep Roc 2007) —JW: Dizzy Miss Lizzy with different Spanish lyrics about a tiny bikini. Sung by Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos.Buy it!
The Ramones “Rockaway Beach” from Rocket to Russia (Expanded & Remastered) (sire 2005) —JW: Recorded in 1977.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “SUMMER DAYS” from Love and Theft (Columbia 2001) —RR: The Brothers Lazaroff did a fantastic job on this one at the Dylan Tribute Show last month.Buy it!
The Raveonettes “WINE” from In And Out Of Control (vice 2009) —RR: I think the Raveonettes did one of their best records yet with In And Out Of Control. We'll call this one subtley summery.Buy it!
Allison Moorer “HERE COMES THE SUN” from MOM 3: Music For Our Mother Ocean (Hollywood Records 1999) —RR: Beatles with just enough twang.Buy it!
The Undertones “Here Comes The Summer” from The Best of The Undertones (Union Square Music 2010) —JW: 1979 song written by John O' Neill.Buy it!
The Jam “Heat Wave” from Setting Sons (Polydor UK 1979) —JW: Martha and the Vandellas cover from 1979.Buy it!
The Blind Eyes “Hermetically Sealed” from With A Bang (self-released 2011) N L —JW: Great pop song from their new release.Buy it!
Greg Brown “Summer Evening” from Over And Under (Trailer 2000) —RR: Iowa blues.Buy it!
Chad & Jeremy “A Summer Song” (El Records 1965) —RR: I called Chad Stuart "Jeremy" by mistake while interviewing him, he said that's ok, just as long as I don't call him Peter or Gordon.Buy it!
XTC “Summer's Cauldron” from Skylarking (Geffen 1986) —RR: From my favorite XTC record.Buy it!
Kathleen Edwards “Summerlong” from Back to Me (Zoe Records www.rounder.com 2005) —JW: In a perfect world, Bon Iver would be opening for Kathleen Edwards -- not the other way around.Buy it!
Paul Kelly “Summer Rain” from Wanted Man (Vanguard 1994) —JW: Written by Australian singer-songwriter, Paul Kelly.Buy it!
Maura O'Connell “Sunnyshine Day” from Blue Is the Colour of Hope (Warner Bros. 1992) —RR: Beautiful vocal turned in by Maura.Buy it!
Doc & Merle Watson “Summertime” from Remembering Merle SINGLE (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 1992) —JW: Another great one from Ken From Cockeysville. From this collection of live recordings from 1970-1976.Buy it!
Roger Miller “IN THE SUMMERTIME” from King of the Road! (Replay Records 2011) —JW: Recorded in 1960 for RCA.Buy it!
Les Paul & Mary Ford “In The Good Old Summer Time” from Les Paul's New Sound Volume 2 (Hallmark 2010) —JW: Originally released in 1951 by Capitol.Buy it!
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