Richard Felstead (felstead2001)
Post Number: 3
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 11:08 am: || |
Good to be amongst you lot again, it was cold out there. :-))))
Ok,we are having a lovely sunny afternoon in London right now, ( which is a shame, cos I'm at work right now and I can only look outside the window ).
It got me to thinking though, with the potential of inviting friends round for those fab BBQ's, hot sunny afternoons, long cool lazy nights, what tracks would you pick if you were entertaining friends in the garden,roof top, whatever.
They must be summery in their flava, but don't have to have summer in the title.
Looking forward to seeing this list. :-))
Here's a few of mine to get ya started, and yes the cool beers are on me. ( wink )
Groovy Kind Of Day - Fatback Band
Darlin' Darlin' Baby - The O'Jays
Salsaulito - Grover Washington Jr
The Girl From Ipanema - Getz/Gilberto
Summertime - Sarah Vaughan
Summer In The City - Quincy Jones
Golden Lady - Jose Feliciano
Warm Weather - Pieces Of A Dream
Nights Over Egypt - The Jones Girls
The Look Of Love - Dusty Springfield
Let's Face The Music And Dance - Diana Krall
What A Fool Believes - The Doobie Bros
On The Street Where You Live - Nat"King"Cole
Vera Cruz- Stanley Turrentine
FM ( No Static At All ) - Steely Dan
Lowdown - Bozz Scaggs
He Loves You - Seawind
Breezin' - George Benson
Well, I hope there's enough of a selection there to satisfy most tastes.
Looking forward to reading some of yours. :-))
By the way, I think those king prawns look just about done. ( wink )
J5 Collector (j5_collector)
Post Number: 2
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
|Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 11:20 am: || |
Hot Fun in the Summertime -- Sly and the Family Stone
Up the Ladder to the Roof -- The Supremes
Stoned Soul Picnic -- Fifth Dimension
Let's Have a Party -- Jackson 5
Love Land -- Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd St Band
Groovy Situation -- Gene Chandler
Post Number: 5
Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 1:04 pm: || |
Hello everyone ..
Its been a bit overcast today where I am ( North East London ), but pleasantly mild and hopefully a sign of things to come!!
How about the following :-
Jazzy/Soul selection :-
"La Costa" - NATALIE COLE
"Tropical Love" - ANGELA BOFILL
"Good Times" - ROSIE GAINES
"I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" - BUCKSHOT LeFONQUE
Northern Soul selection :-
"Bar-B-Q" - WENDY RENEE
"Just Like The Weather" - NOLAN CHANCE
And some good old British tunes :-
"In The Sand" - I LEVEL
"Girl I Betcha" - HI TENSION
( "B" side of "Hi Tension" and IMO .. a classic!!)
Post Number: 13
Posted From: 184.108.40.206
|Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 2:20 pm: || |
The whole "Light of Worlds" album by Kool and the Gang.....
The "Stoned Soul Picnic" album by 5th Dimension.....
Anything from the post-1958 Drifters....
"Summertime" by Sam Cooke...
"It's Summer" by the Temptations...
And, as always, anything classic reggae or African works in hot weather......Marley's "Kaya" album, Toots and the Maytals, Gregory Isaacs, King Sunny Ade and Bunny Wailer are good starting points...."96 Degrees in the Shade" by Third World is very appropriate....
Erik T (erik_t)
Post Number: 2
Posted From: 220.127.116.11
|Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 3:21 pm: || |
Any of the pre-80's tracks on 'The Best of War & More' (guess what the 'and more' tracks are! Living in the Red! but I digress...)
also Hot Pants in the Summertime, Dramatics, Girl Watcher by The Okaysions, Nowhere To Run... Heatwave...
Post Number: 22
Posted From: 18.104.22.168
|Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 8:31 pm: || |
There are a few capmy songs that I have to put up here that made a big impression on me during the summers in the late 1980's into the 90's
Bananarama - Cruel Summer
Nocera - Summertime Summertime
Summertime Groove - Will Smith
And for the rest:
Hot Fun In the Summertime
I Thank You
Hot Hot Summer Day - Sugarhill Gang
wait Ill be back gotta think...
Post Number: 2
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 5:14 am: || |
"Warm Weather" Pieces of a Dream THX Richard
"Summer Madness" Kool and the Gang
"Blow Wind Blow" Gil Scott Heron
"I really envy the sunshine" Jessica Cleaves
"Everybody loves the sunshine" Roy Ayers
"is this the Future" Fatback Band
"Alabama" John Coltrane
"Inner City Blues" Sarah Vaughn
Post Number: 37
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
|Posted on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 6:32 am: || |
My number one summer scene setter is Groovin' by the Young Rascals.
Others would be:
Summertime - Booker T
Loving You - Minnie Ripperton
The Night - George Benson
Turn Down Day - The Cyrkle
Daydream and Summer in the City - Spoonful
California Dreamin - Mamas & Papas
Theme From A Summer Place - John Barry(?)
Cast Your Fate to the Wind - Sounds Orchestral
Paper Sun - Traffic
Happy Together - Turtles
Let's Get it On - Marvin