(aired 8/20/10)


To celebrate this current season of picnics, sunshine, jumpin’ fish, warm breezes, BBQs and green grass, today’s theme is: summer. Throughout history, many artists have created songs about this plentiful time of year, with all its various twists. I enjoyed listening to all the listener suggestions. The funnest part was using GarageBand to compile a medley of 6 diverse versions of “Summertime” into one sequence, which you’ll get to hear about half-way through the show.

Now we get to take a fun road trip together to fully enjoy the delights of summer…

  1. clip: Summertime — Angelique Kidjo
  2. Summertime Blues — Blue Cheer [suggested by Julaine Morley]
  3. Summertime — Jesca Hoop
  4. Summer Breeze — Main Ingredient [general song suggested by Jim Giancarlo, Anjali Altman, Ray Morley]
  5. Summertime — Will Smith [suggested by Anjali Altman, Molly Ballew]
  6. clip: Summertime — The Wailin’ Jennys
  7. Too Darn Hot — Erasure [general song suggested by Darcy Danielson, Lynn Gates]
  8. Going Up the Country — Canned Heat [suggested by Blossom Hester Dawes]
  9. Cruel Summer — Bananarama [suggested by Leslie Crabtree]
  10. Summer Dress — Shawn Colvin [suggested by Carrie Bader]
  11. Summertime medley — Billy Stewart, Billy Holiday (remixed by Organica), Willie Nelson, Angelique Kidjo, Louis Armstrong & Etta, James, Big Brother & The Holding Co. with Janis Joplin [songs suggested by Leslie Crabtree, Erin Greeson, Julaine Morley, Gary Bearman , Derek Keevil]
  12. In The Summertime — Mungo Jerry [suggested by Gary Bearman]
  13. Holiday — Vampire Weekend [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  14. Summer Wind — Frank Sinatra & Julio Iglesias [general song suggested by Jim Giancarlo, Lynn Gates]
  15. Summer of ’69 — Bryan Adams [suggested by Erin Greeson]
  16. One Summer Night — The Danleers [suggested by Ross Kersey]
  17. Summertime Rolls — Jane’s Addiction [suggested by Celeste Scherrer]
  18. Summer in the City — The Lovin’ Spoonful [suggested by Ariel Hayes, Darcy Danielson]
  19. Lazy Afternoon — Marlene Dietrich [general song suggested by Darcy Danielson]
  20. Blood Orange Sun — Cherry Poppin’ Daddies [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  21. Summer Nights — John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and cast of Grease movie [suggested by Lynn Gates]

Originally aired on KSKQ on August 20, 2010. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)

One Response to “Summer”

  • Maya's #1 Fan Says:

    Maya — Your “Summertime” medley is absolutely wonderful!!! So beautiful, I listened to this a couple times. As always, this is another fantastic show. Thank you so much. <3