ASPENBEAT RADIO: Summer Songs

Broadcast on Aspen Public Radio
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Host: Andrea Young

Theme: Songs About Summer

“Summer breeze, makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind”

It’s the first day of summer and here’s a listing of songs with ‘summer’ in their title.  There’s always great little tidbits of history on how songs are written, what the catalyst is.  One of my favorites with ‘summer’ in the title is Don Henley’s Boys Of Summer.  Did you get that the song is about aging (I always thought it was about the end of summer and baseball).  In a 1987 interview with Rolling Stone, Henley explained that the song is more about aging and questioning the past[2]—a recurring theme in Henley’s lyrics

Playlist:

Eddie Cochran – Summertime Blues
Sly and the Family Stone – Hot Fun In The Summertime
Janis Joplin – Summertime
It’s A Beautiful Day – Hot Summer Day
Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer In The City
Bananarama – Cruel Summer
Seals & Crofts – Summer Breeze
War – Summer
Billy Joel – Summer Highland Falls
The Motels – Suddenly Last Summer
Chad & Jeremy – A Summer Song
Kid Rock – All Summer Long
Don Henley – The Boys Of Summer
Elvis Costello – The Other Side Of Summer
Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs – For The Summer

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST FOR THIS SHOW:  Summer Songs

SOUNDCLOUD AUDIO FILE FOR THE SHOW:  https://soundcloud.com/aspenbeat-1/aspenbeat-radio-summer-songs-jun-21-14

PLAYLIST LISTING HERE:  http://aspenbeat.com/release/aspenbeat-radio-summer-songs/

 

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