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Buddha
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Welcome Summer!

Aloha,

Summer, summertime is here...

Just gonna go drive 'round town with all the windows down; but first, wanted some input from my fellow audio nerds:

What are the songs of summer?

For moi, there are three seminal songs:

1) Summer, by War. This would rank one through three, really. It's that iconic.

Ain't no summer song finer.

2) Two words: Mungo Jerry!

3) For some odd (most likely drug related) reason: Plastic Bertrand's "Ca Plan Pour Moi."

(This is best played on vinyl, please.)

OK, now, picture all the Who's in Whoville, gathered around a palm tree, wearing aloha shirts, holding hands and singing...

Fah who for-aze!
Dah who dor-aze!
Welcome Summer,
Summer daze!

Monty
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Re: Welcome Summer!

I'm pretty sure that Mungo Jerry was the first 45 I ever bought. Brings back memories of cutting out the cardboard 45s on the back of cereal boxes.

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Re: Welcome Summer!

Can't pass on the obvious: Frankie or Lyle's versions of "Summer Wind".
I know the're kinda corny but Chicago's "Saturday in the Park" and Alice Cooper's "School's Out" bring back fond high school memories.

Jeff Wong
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Re: Welcome Summer!

I can't help but imagine zooming down a highway in the desert in August after a thunderstorm when I listen to "St. Elmo's Fire" by Eno, even though I don't drive and haven't been to the Southwest.

Stevie Wonder's "Master Blaster" also makes me think of Summer.

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Re: Welcome Summer!

OK...how 'bout The Lovin' Spoonful's Summer in the City?

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Re: Welcome Summer!

Hi Buddha,

You being a west coast boy and all, might not be hip to the sounds of world's greatest bar band - NRBQ and their quintessential summer song "Ridin' In My Car", so I forgive you.

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