Being a native Southern Californian I am a big fan of SUMMER. I love the sunshine and the warm (hot) weather.
This year I put together a CD compilation of 21 songs to celebrate the summer season... and guess what I found all 21 of them on YouTube... hope you enjoy my summer songs compilation... I posted the songs in this thread in the same order as they show up on my CD compilations.
Great compilation, Rick! Makes me feel warmer too! Btw, what do you think of the Isley Brothers' version of Summer Breeze? If any version can top the original performance, I think it has to be this one! Ernie Isley, now there's a superstar on guitar... "For The Love Of You" by the Isleys is also a wonderful song - for all seasons!!
Post by carpentersgermany on Jul 3, 2008 17:00:06 GMT -5
Yes, absolutely: a great compilation, Rick. Since summer has (finally) arrived in Germany, too, I'm totally in the mood for such songs. There's actually one of my all-time top 10 (maybe top 5? (maybe top 3??)) songs among your choice: it's "The girl from Ipanema". Bossa Nova is definitely one of my favourite musical genres - and this song is one reason I started listening to those Brazilian sounds. Astrud Gilberto is the absolute Bossa Nova Queen, Stan Getz is great, like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes or Sergio Mendes of course. My personal favourite Bossa Nova Artist is Marcos Valle. I love his songs, not only but especially in the summertime.. Bossa Nova, some Classic Vocal House and some Reggae - that's my perfect mix for a hot summer.
Don´t worry that it´s not good enough for anyone else to hear. [br]Just sing, sing a song. [br]
Hi Timo and CG... glad to hear you enjoyed my Summer Songs compilation. I've been enjoying listening to it in my car... and it goes very well with the hot weather we're having here in SoCal.
I'm especially fond of Glen Campbell's "Sunflower"... this upbeat song was written by Neil Diamond.
Timo... I love the Isley Brothers... I own several of their CD's. I'm definitely into classic soul of the 60's and 70's. I do like their version of "Summer Breeze"... but am still partial to Seals and Crofts version... it's the perfect summer evening song.
Last Edit: Jul 4, 2008 19:13:15 GMT -5 by Rick Henry
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