Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer Compilation Vol.5 (2011)

It's time for my annual summer songs compilation! The first day of summer is not for two days yet, but it's felt like summer for a few weeks already! It's already hit the three digit temperatures in Dallas, Texas! The hot temps don't bother me though, as summer is my very favorite season, and I am glad it's here! The first three summer compilations contained only songs with the word "summer" in the title, but last year I expanded the song choices to include the words "beach", "surf", and "sun". Please do post a comment with other summer song suggestions that I can use in future compilations. Hope you enjoy this!

Track listing for Summer Compilation Vol.5 (2011):

1. Theme from 'A Summer Place' - The Ventures
2. The Things We Did Last Summer - The Beach Boys
3. Summertime - Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed
4. It's a Sunshine Day - The Brady Bunch
5. Sun-Kissed Chicks - Jean-Jacques Debout
6. Miami Beach Rumba - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra
7. The Green Leaves of Summer - The Ray Conniff Singers
8. Turn On the Sunshine - Sally Field
9. Twenty-Four Hours of Sunshine - Reg Owen & His Orchestra
10. Sunny Days - Lighthouse
11. Our Last Summer - ABBA
12. On the Beach At Waikiki - Les Paul and Mary Ford
13. Summer Mood - Skip Martin
14. One Summer Dream - Electric Light Orchestra
15. Sunshine - The Partridge Family
16. Good Day Sunshine - Claudine Longet
17. We'll Sing in the Sunshine - Helen Reddy
18. Hey Mr. Sun - Kurt Russell
19. Bustin' Surfboards - The Lively Ones
20. Summer Cruise - Syd Dale
21. Surf Scene - The Surfaris
22. Bossa No Praia (Beach Samba) - Walter Wanderley
23. Bikini Beach Party - Annette Funicello
24. The Long, Hot Summer - Jimmie Rodgers

If you haven't downloaded the first four volumes of my Summer compilations, click on the "summer" label to take you directly to those posts. Happy Summer!


Bill said...

Yay! I was hoping you would do one this year. Your Summer comps are the best.

Any middle-aged German Witch in Amerika said...

I got an error message when I tried to post my comment, saying it can't have more than so many characters. So I had to part it into 2 pieces. Here is the second part:

OK, now some spontaneous ideas what I think of as summer music:

(english first)

First Class - Beach Baby (1974)

Marc Bolan - Celebrate Summer (1977)

5th Dimension - On the beach (1970)

ABBA - Summernight City (1978)

Island in the sun (many versions available, most famous by Belafonte or Valente)

Glitter Band - Love in the sun (1975)

The Gordian Knot - The year of the sun (1968)

Melanie - Birthday of the sun (1971)

Terry Jacks - Seasons in the sun (1974)

The Surfers - Windsurfin' (1978)

Leif Garrett - Surfin' USA (1977)

Arabesque - Surfin' Bahama (1982)


Mey Wader Wecker - Der Sommer kommt und geht schnell vorbei (2002)

Alexandra - Walzer des Sommers (1969) (cover version of Vals d'été)

Audrey Landers - Spuren eines Sommers (2005)

Audrey Landers - Sommertraum (2005)

Reinhard Mey - Sommermorgen (1980)

Lolita - Wenn der Sommer kommt (1960)

Jürgen Drews - Barfuß durch den Sommer (1977)

Rudi Carrell - Wann wird's 'mal wieder richtig Sommer (1975)

Peter Maffay - Und es war Sommer (1976)

Marianne Rosenberg - Der Sommer (1972)

Wolfgang Petry - Sommer in der Stadt (1976)

Vicky Leandros - Die Bouzouki klang durch die Sommernacht (1973)

Wenche Myhre - Sommernacht (1977) (Coverversion of Southern Nights)

Daliah Lavi - Liebeslied jener Sommernacht (1970)

Peter Beil - Sommersonnenschein (1968)


Agnetha Fältskog - Mitt sommarland (1971)

Agnetha Fältskog - Fram för svenska sommaren (1969)

Agnetha Fältskog - En sommar med dig (1968)


Elisabeth Granneman - Alle venter på sommer (1960)


Ciska Peters - Zo zal deze zomer zijn (1973)

Armand - Zomer in de lage landen (1981)

You probably don't know half of these either. Maybe I should make a compilation like you did! Ha, you gave me an idea now that I looked all these songs up!!

Jeffrey said...

Perfect timing for me, the first day of summer!!! Thanks much. I look forward to this compilation every year. Love the variety and rare songs you include.

Gerard said...

Thanks from Me

Gerard said...

A few titles:
Billy Fury - In Summer (1963).mp3
Bobbejaan Schoepen - Zomer, winter.mp3
Brian Hyland - Sealed With - Cd 05 - 15 - Stay And Love Me All Summer.mp3
Chantels - Summer's Love.mp3
Chordettes - In the Summer time.lnk
Cliff Richard - Where Did The Summer Go.mp3
Connie Francis - Summertime In Venice.mp3
De Makkers - Zomerzon.mp3
Della Rae - Hurry Up Summer.mp3
Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues.mp3
Eddy Christiani - 't Was een zomernachtfeest.mp3
Four Preps - Lazy Summer Night.mp3
Four Preps - Summertime Lies.mp3
Frankie Avalon - Green Leaves Of Summer.mp3
Frankie Calen - Over The Summer (1962).mp3
Gerard Cox - 't Is Weer Voorbij Die Mooie Zomer.mp3
Jan & Dean - Midsummer Night's Dream .mp3
Jan & Dean - She's My Summer Girl.mp3
Jerry Keller - Here Comes Summer.mp3
Jetho Tull - Summerday Sands.mp3
Jo Stafford - The Things We Did Last Summer (Remastered).mp3
Joe Williams - Summertime.mp3
Karen Young - Wonderful Summer.mp3
Kermisklanten - De zomer is voorbij.mp3
Les Baroques - Summerbeach.mp3
Lou Christie - Summer Snow.mp3
Marianne Faithfull - Summer Nights.mp3
Mieke - Zomertijd.mp3
Mr. Acker Bilk - Summer Set.mp3
Neil Diamond - Summerlove.mp3
Q65 - Summerthoughts In A Field Of Weed.mp3
Ria valk - Waar zijn de zomers.mp3
Ricky Valance - Summer Love.mp3
Rocco Granata - Zomersproetjes.mp3
Royalettes - Blue Summer.mp3
Sandy Coast - Summertrain.mp3
Saskia en Serge - Zomer In Zeeland.mp3
Suzie - Summer Roses, Summer Kisses.mp3
The Buffoons - Summertime has gone.mp3
The Who - Summertime Blues.mp3
Tielman Brothers - Summer Without You.mp3
Trea Dobbs - Altijd Zal Het Zomer Zijn.mp3

Dat ol' Varmint said...

Thanks for another great summer compilation Esther...
Now summer has officially arrived!!!
I look forward to these very year...

in one ear... and out the other said...

Can this really be year five of your summer compilations? I have them all and this, like all the earlier ones, is terrific. Many thanks!

Lacey said...

You know it is summer when Stax-o-wax posts its summer compilation.

Thank you

Dr. Fu Man Chu said...

I like the idea of compilations very much, I'm doing my very own for 40 years now. And so I like to point to MY annual summer compilation (it's the same every year ;-)):

While writing this a certain summer song comes to mind, it's called "Summerwind" by a German band called The Petards, which I can highly recommend. This one is without any doubt hardly available in the US, so you may go here:

All the best


RJ said...

Thanks so much for your music and all the hard work it takes to put this together for us.

A couple songs you might include next year are:

Summertime Blues - Beach Boys
Theme From 'Endless Summer' - Sandals
A Swingin' Summer - Carol Connors
Hot Fun In The Summertime - Beach Boys
I Didn't Have Any Summer Romance - Carole King
Summer's Gone - Sandals
Theme From 'A Summer Place' - Lennon Sisters
Summer Serenade - Anita Kerr Singers
Good Old Summertime - Anita Kerr Singers
Long Hot Summer - Joanie Sommers
The Summer Wind - Perry Como
Summertime Nights - Happytones Featuring Bobby Sheen

I'm happy to send you any you might not have.


Nancy Rodger said...

Hi Esther,
Love your blog.
I just found you while searching for information on a musical piece I listened to in the late 1960s or early 70s. It was a jazz piece, somewhat dissonant and dramatic. Within the orchestration John Kennedy's voice could be heard saying his famous quote starting "ask not what your country can do for you". Does this ring a bell?

mj.zenemij said...

can i make a request? can you post or share patti page's on camera album?
will appreciate it very much.

Innerurban said...

Was looking for a reference to Sergio Mendes - Equinox when I found this compilation. Good stuff for summer listening!

Esther said...

Thanks to all of you for your kind comments! And special thanks for all the great suggestions for future summer compilations!