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Just putting together a nice summertime compilation - wondering if you guys might like to help me out.

Here's your motivation:

You're outside, the sun is shining - lounging by your tent, beer in hand and surrounded by great friends... what music usually reminds you of these times?

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summertime - will smith

dancing in the streets - martha and the vandellas

punk rock girl - dead milkmen

summertime blues - who

outkast

i just made a sumer mix, trying to think who's on it besides the above.......

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my favourite summer cds/songs/artists...

jazzanova: the remixes (i think you have a copy of this)

paul simon: graceland, rhythm of the saints

bob marley: kinky reggae (nice one)

how 'bout some tunes from this past winter's shows:

om trio, diesel dog, addison groove, sharon jones, antibalas... etc.

ive also been stuck on these albums lately:

hieroglyphics: third eye vision

ween: 12 golden country greats

grand theft bus: birth of confusion

easystar allstars: dub side of the moon

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I don't have songs, but here's a few albums worthy to play in the summer, preferably at a cottage or a night drive:

Pink Moon - Nick Drake

Farmhouse - Phish

The Allman Brothers Band - ABB

Marquee Moon - Television

Maggot Brain - Funkadelic

Cabin Fever - Lenny Breau

Giant Steps - John Coltrane

Beggar's Banquet - The Rolling Stones

Overnite Sensation - Frank Zappa

Sweet Tea - Buddy Guy

Kind Of Blue - Miles Davis

American Beauty/Workingman's Dead - The Dead

Led Zeppelin III

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Obviously...

Nobody on the road

Nobody on the beach

I feel it in the air

The summer's out of reach

Empty lake, empty streets

The sun goes down alone

I'm drivin' by your house

Though I know you're not at home

But I can see you-

Your brown skin shinin' in the sun

You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby

And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong

After the boys of summer have gone

I never will forget those nights

I wonder if it was a dream

Remember how you made me crazy?

Remember how I made you scream

Now I don't understand what happened to our love

But babe, I'm gonna get you back

I'm gonna show you what I'm made of

I can see you-

Your brown skin shinin' in the sun

I see you walkin' real slow and you're smilin' at everyone

I can tell you my love for you will still be strong

After the boys of summer have gone

Out on the road today, I saw a DEADHEAD sticker on a Cadillac

A little voice Inside my head said, "Don't look back. You can never look back."

I thought I knew what love was

What did I know?

Those days are gone forever

I should just let them go but-

I can see you-

Your brown skin shinin' in the sun

You got that top pulled down and that radio on, baby

And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong

After the boys of summer have gone

I can see you-

Your brown skin shinin' in the sun

You got that hair slicked back and those Wayfarers on, baby

I can tell you my love for you will still be strong

After the boys of summer have gone

"Boys of Summer" - Don Henley

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Hot town summer in the city

Back of my neck getting dirt and gritty

Been down, isn’t it a pity

Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the city

All around people looking half dead

Walking on the sidewalk hotter than a match head

But at night it’s a different world

Go out and find a girl

Come on, come on and dance all night

Despite the heat it will be alright

And babe, don’t you know it’s a pity

The days can’t be like the night

In the summer in the city

In the summer in the city

Cool town, evening in the city

Dressed so fine and looking so pretty

Cool cat looking for a kitty

Gonna look in every corner of the city

Till I’m weezing like a bus stop

Running up the stairs gonna meet ya on the roof top

But at night it’s a different world

Go out and find a girl

Come on, come on and dance all night

Despite the heat it will be alright

And babe, don’t you know it’s a pity

The days can’t be like the night

In the summer in the city

In the summer in the city

But at night it’s a different world

Go out and find a girl

Come on, come on and dance all night

Despite the heat it will be alright

And babe, don’t you know it’s a pity

The days can’t be like the night

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PS: Can I get a copy of that compilation?

Sure Willy - here's what i got so far...

(all these songs have great memories of summer attached to them....)

Donovan - Sunshine Superman

Paul Simon - Late In The Evening

Bob Marley - Stop That Train

Finlay Quaye - Even After All

Van Morrison - It's All Over, Baby Blue

Rolling Stones - Miss You

Question Mark & The Mysterians - 96 Tears

Led Zeppelin - That's The Way

Janis Joplin - Summertime

Steve Miller Band - The Joker

Grateful Dead - Franklin's Tower

Young Rascals - Groovin' (On a Sunday Afternoon)

Finlay Quaye - Your Love Gets Sweeter

Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City

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Hey LMP,

Great idea! I'd start with.....

- High On a Mountaintop (not sure who wrote it but I know Del McCoury Band and SCI play it along with tons of others)

- Seasons in the Sun (author?)

- Wonderful world, beautiful people (jimmy Cliff)

- Shape I'm in (the band)

- Stop 28, The Bench, Speedbump (BNB)

- sir duke (stevie wonder)

- Graceland (paul simon)

- Golden Road (to unlimited devotion) - Dead

- sittin' on top of the world - Bill monroe

- road home (sci)

Can you post the final "list" once you're done please.....I'm curious to see :) have fun!

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