Aww…Monday’s Music Moves Me

 

Aww Mondays

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/26/2e/dd/262edd0f315baf5c0c45624fab8e428a.jpg

I Need Somebody to Love Me

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.

26 thoughts on “Aww…Monday’s Music Moves Me

  1. Lots of summertime blues, but that’s OK. I enjoyed the classic live Who (complete with guitar bashing at the end) and, of course, Eddie Cochran. School isn’t out where I live in upstate New York yet – it will be another three or so weeks (we are behind other parts of the country in that respect). But today we are finally getting summer like weather (it’s almost 80 degrees and only 10:15am) – at least for one day. Did I mention your dog photo outcuted all your other photos so far? Have a great summer, DrillerAA.

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
  2. Awww, that little cutie pie could and can melt any heart. Adorable.

    Love all your videos. Nice take on the theme.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
  3. Love Sha Na Na! Do you remember their syndicated show back in the early ’80’s? WMAQ in Chicago had a whole block on Saturday night after SNL. They had SCTV, Sha Na Na, The Hudson Brothers, and Tales of the Unexpected. I didn’t get to bed before 2 AM…

    My favorite version of “Summertime Blues” was the psychedelic one by Blue Cheer. Remember that?

    And Ella and Louis, the most unlikely pair I can think of…

    Good set!

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
    1. I do remember Sha Na Na’s syndicated show. I viewed the Blue Cheer video of Summertime Blues, but picked The Who to represent the era. My favorite was probably Brian Setzer & Stray Cats with a true throwback arrangement. I think Setzer was playing the exact same model guitar as Eddie Cochran.

      Like

      Reply
    1. Ella and Louis are hard to beat. We went twelve years without a pup in the house, then two years ago we brought a cocker spaniel pup home and she is now the “House Princess”. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

      Like

      Reply
  4. Lucy looks like she’s holding pom-poms. Is she a cheerleader? 🙂

    I can’t believe it’s nearing the end of May so soon. I’m sure the schools in our county have already dismissed for the summer, which blows my mind. How did this happen? Wasn’t it just January 1st yesterday? Sure feels like it.

    Ella and Louise are a purrfect pair, aren’t they? I think I’ve heard ‘Summertime’ before by this incredible legendary duet but this morning it was especially nice to hear again – loved it! Our temperatures seem to indicate the passing of spring going straight to summer with it being in the upper 80s to low 90s. Whew, that’s too warm for me and I’m sure before it’s all over I’ll be complaining about the heat. I’ll try to keep things to a minimal and enjoy the moment as best as I can knowing that things will cool off again all too quickly.

    Oh golly, do I ever remember us singing from the top of our little lungs Alice Cooper’s ‘School’s Out’ as we ran all the way home. That was in the days before our district decided to do a mashup with another nearby school. It was great being able to walk to and from school. My parents’ home was just across the creek from my elementary school in those days which was an easy 5-min trot.

    Thanks for spinning some great songs on your turntable for the 4M dance party today. Have a boogietastic week, my friend!

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
    1. Those aren’t pom poms, those are pawm pawms…cocker spaniel pawm pawms.
      Yes time is passing at an alarming rate. The third grand daughter will be a high school senior this fall. I thought Ella & Louis was a perfect start. I viewed the original Broadway number but it was a little too formal for my taste.
      I remember looking forward to the end of the school year. I don’t think any of us realized that the teachers were just as happy to see summer vacation coming as the students.

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply
    1. I always thought Sha Na Na was a most entertaining throw-back, do-wop tribute group. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the do-wop bass voice of “Bowser”.

      Like

      Reply
    1. We spent ten days in Hill Country visiting cool towns and seeing the bluebonnets. I thought this pup deserved to be featured on Aww Monday. Have a blessed week.

      Like

      Reply
  5. greyzoned/angelsbark

    Ah, you have one of my very favorite songs here Driller: Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out” — Such a teen anthem and I’m so glad I was that age when this song came out. It was fun.
    What also was fun was hearing “Summertime Blues” by both Eddie Cochran and The Who back to back. And seeing The Who perform it live was a nice bonus.
    I don’t remember Sha Na Na. I mean the name of the band sounds familiar but off the top of my head I wouldn’t be able to name one of their songs. I might go do a YouTube search to listen to a few of their otehr songs and see if I can remem

    I really enjoyed hearing Louis and Ella together. The background strings are so nice too…

    Weren’t the blue bonnets incredible this year? They seemed to last so long too. All that rain we had. But I’d be driving around and come upon a big bunch of them on the side of the road and it was so surprising: I’d point and say, “Holy Moly, there’s still blue bonnets out!”

    Have a good holiday weekend Driller.

    Michele at Angels Bark

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
  6. You continue to amaze with the depth and breadth of your musical taste. Summertime Blues was what the music teacher in 7th and 8th grades played at the end when we behaved!! School’s Out is another classic. Keep them coming!!

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

Leave a Reply to Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden) Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s