SUNLIGHT WRANGLED INTO SONG…FOR YOU!
There's a trio of songs that has long heralded the full, bright arrival of summer. Something intangible yet enduring resides in these warm notes. Without further adieu, here's a lil' inducement to smear on sunscreen and shimmy under open skies this weekend.
We kick it off with Daniel Opoku-Amo and the Mercy Band in Amsterdam doing a smokin' version of Hugh Masakela's immortal "Grazing In The Grass."
Here's the Friends of Distinction with their super peachy keen vocal version of Masakela's classic.
With perhaps the most distinctive sax intro of the 1970s, Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street" is a monster of soft seasonal perfection. Here's the original promo video.
Jars of Clay offer up a rocked up live take on Rafferty's hit with melodica taking the place of the sax.
We'd be remiss if we didn't throw our hands up and shake a tail feather to Martha & The Vandellas. If this don't move you then maybe you need to check your pulse!
We wrap up this week with some "Dancing In The Street" and a glimpse at the Haight-Ashbury district in 1967 with our good friends The Grateful Dead in a segment narrated by an incredibly judgmental Harry Reisner, who just can't find the will to trip balls and shake his moneymaker.
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