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Monday’s Music Moves Me
The high school seniors have just graduated this week-end and the rest of the students are headed into their final week of school. That means that summer is about to kick into high gear with families planning vacations, kids going to some kind of camp, and everyone trying their best to unwind from their normal routines and enjoy something special. We have already taken a road trip into Texas Hill Country to see the Bluebonnets and visit some great small Texas towns. Later this summer there will be a gathering of some of the cousins at the lake for a few days. The theme for this week is “Your Choice” so I think I will choose summer. The first song is from the Broadway musical Porgy & Bess. The song just drips with the long, hot, dog days of summer. I don’t believe it was done any better than by these two jazz/blues greats Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.
Eddie Cochran was a first generation rock ‘n roller of the fifties and early sixties. His biggest hit was Summertime Blues.
Along came the sixties, long hair, outrageous costumes and heavily amplified music. The Who took Summertime Blues to a whole new level.
One group originated in 1969 and stayed popular through the 70’s as Sha Na Na. They were part doo-wop throwback, part tribute, and part boy band parody. Sha Na Na, may not have been the best group of their era, but they were fun and entertaining.
Of course the ultimate graduation anthem of seniors everywhere is none other that Alice Cooper and School Is Out Forever!!!
Have a blessed week.