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KillgoreTrout On August - 3 - 2013

Hey music lovers, hope you’re enjoying your summer! With school children and Congress on Summer vacation (is there a difference?), it’s a perfect time to celebrate the season. So this week’s theme is all about Summer, vacations and relaxing.

So kick back in your lounge chair with a tropical drink and bask in the warmth of Summer songs…

Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald

Vacation – The Go-Gos

In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry

Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra

Kokomo – The Beach Boys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ChADh1zt5I

Categories: Music Thread

Written by KillgoreTrout

Once a wander, working vagabond, fellow traveler on this 3rd stone from the sun. Hurtling through space and time. Lover of books (especially the classics), all kinds of books from novels, poetry, essay collections, fiction and nonfiction and a big Kurt Vonnegut fan. I am a secular humanist and technically an atheist.....Taoist.

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  1. PatsyT says:

    Summer would be a great time for a concert like this…
    I am so sad that we do not have this genius today, as well as John Lennon.
    We really need the artists to step up and call out the S#!t
    I wonder if MJ was targeted because he made a case for peace.
    I would not put anything past the military machine.


  2. Frank Sinatra -Summer Wind


  3. AdLib says:

    Here Comes the Sun -- The Beatles


    I Can See Clearly -- Jimmy Cliff


    California Sun -- The Ramones


  4. MurphTheSurf3 says:

    Sorry….the link for the Swimming Song should be


    • Kalima says:

      Murph, if you don’t add “youtube” your link will not work.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuz5TKzaJoE. Then add the “v”.


      • MurphTheSurf3 says:

        Thanks, again.

        I added the “v” after http in my previous effort. So it read….

        httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v= fuz5TKzaJoE

        with no break between the “v=” and “fuz” . If I drop that space is that the proper formula? P.S. Do you know anything about the edit function not working?

        • AdLib says:

          You got it, Murph! The issue in the second instance was the accidental deletion of “youtube” from the URL. I just added it back in and you’ll see the embedding worked in that comment as well.

          Thanks for the heads up on the edit comment function. Try it now, it should be working properly.

  5. MurphTheSurf3 says:

    One more. A banjo piece!

    The Swimming Song
    by Loudon Wainwright

    This summer I went swimming,
    This summer I might have drowned
    But I held my breath and I kicked my feet
    And I moved my arms around, I moved my arms around.

    This summer I swam in the ocean,
    And I swam in a swimming pool,
    Salt my wounds, chlorine my eyes,
    I’m a self-destructive fool, i’m a self-destructive fool.

    This summer I did the backstroke
    And you know that’s not all
    I did the breast stroke and the butterfly
    And the old Australian crawl, the old Australian crawl.

    This summer I swam in a public place
    And a reservoir, to boot,
    At the latter I was informal,
    At the former I wore my suit, I wore my swimming suit.

    This summer I did swan dives
    And jackknifes for you all
    And once when you weren’t looking
    I did a cannonball, I did a cannonball.

    This summer I went swimming,
    This summer I might have drowned
    But I held my breath and I kicked my feet
    And I moved my arms around, I moved my arms around.


  6. Brian Hyland -- Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini


  7. Don Henley -- The Boys of Summer


  8. Aaron Lewis -- Endless Summer


  9. Rick Nelson -- Garden Party


  10. A Summer Song Chad and Jeremy


    • MurphTheSurf3 says:

      we are the same age and picked songs of our youth…Chad and Jeremy had wonderful voices did they not and there is something magical about “A Summer Song”. When it plays on the radio (an oldies station of course), I have to pull over because it takes me back to 1964 and the start of high school….oh my!

      • Murph, we were really fortunate to have so much good music in that time in our lives. Much of the top 40 out today is almost impossible to listen to.
        When you know what good music is, the rest just seems mildly offensive.

  11. We’ll Sing In The Sunshine- Gale Garnett


  12. A Summer Place -- The Lettermen


  13. The Young Rascals -- GROOVIN’


  14. MurphTheSurf3 says:

    50 of the Best Summer Songs of All Time from Rolling Stones
    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/best-summer-songs-of-all-time-20130701

    One of my favorites…California Girls…..


  15. MurphTheSurf3 says:


    The Jamies Summertime, Summertime Lyrics

    It’s summertime summertime sum sum summertime
    Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
    Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
    Summertime summertime sum sum summertime summertime…

    Well shut them books and throw em away
    Say goodbye to dull school days
    So come on and change your ways
    It’s summertime…

    Well no more studying history
    And no more reading geography
    And no more dull geometry
    Because it’s summertime

    It’s time to head straight for them hills
    It’s time to live and have some thrills
    Come along and have a ball
    A regular free-for-all

    Well are you comin or are you ain’t
    You slow-pokes are my one complaint
    Hurry up before I faint
    It’s summertime

    Well I’m so happy that I could flip
    Oh how I’d love to take a trip
    I’m sorry teacher but zip your lip
    Because it’s summertime

    It’s time to head straight for them hills
    It’s time to live and have some thrills
    Come along and have a ball
    A regular free for all

    Well we’ll go swimmin every day
    No time to work just time to play
    If your folks complain just say,
    It’s summertime

    And every night we’ll have a dance
    Cause what’s a vacation without romance
    Oh man this jive has me in a trance
    Because it’s summertime

    It’s time to head straight for them hills
    It’s time to live and have some thrills
    Come along and have a ball A regular free for all
    It’s summertime

    It’s summertime summertime sum sum summertime
    Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
    Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
    Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
    Summertime

    It’s summertime

  16. Beatlex says:

    Penny Lane-McCartney Live


  17. Billie Holiday -- Summertime


    • MurphTheSurf3 says:

      KT how do I get images to print like yours (both pictures and video opening screens)?

      I have read the Word Press Codex and got nowhere.

      • Hey murph, Kalima has it right. Copy and paste the video’s url, then just add the v. It should definitely work.

      • Kalima says:

        You add a “v” after the http like this Murph. httpv://

        • MurphTheSurf3 says:

          Tried it and it did not work for California Girls.

          • Kalima says:

            Then your link is too long. Try deleting everything after “watch?” to v=.. in your link so it looks like this.

            …. com/watch?v=0a49McFOFp0

            That’s the way I just fixed your “California Girls” link above.

            • Kalima says:

              To answer your question below, you forgot to add “youtube” to your url Murph.

              Good night from Asia.

            • MurphTheSurf3 says:

              I just tried to edit the last comment to put the original link in there so someone could click it but the comment editor does not seem to be functioning. All I get is a blank screen.

            • MurphTheSurf3 says:

              Ok.

              For the Swimming Song…the full link is this:


              I edited it to look like this:
              httpv://www.com/watch?v=fuz5TKzaJoE

              thinking I was following your directions.

              What am I doing wrong?

              OH! And by the way Good Morning Midwestern Time.

  18. The Kinks -- Sunny Afternoon


  19. Beatlex says:

    Heading For the Light-Traveling Wilburys


  20. THE BEACH BOYS -- your summer dream 1963


  21. Joni Mitchell -- The Hissing of Summer Lawns


  22. Eddie Cochran -- Summertime Blues


  23. Summer Breeze Seals and Croft


  24. The 5th Dimension -- Stoned Soul Picnic


  25. The Doors Summer’s Almost Gone


  26. Grazing in the Grass by Hugh Masekela


  27. Nirek says:

    KT, school children are far more mature than most of congress.

  28. Sly & the Family Stone -- Hot Fun in the Summertime


  29. The Lovin’ Spoonful -- Summer in the City


  30. glenn says:

    Hey KT--Good selections. One small edit, though. Not all school children are still on vacation. Well technically, today she’s still on vacation, but my granddaughter starts school Monday.


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