Monday, June 20, 2016
Day 233 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Roy Richards - Summertime
I'm offering a public service here... I'm saving everyone the trouble of having to look at the calendar and figuring out what today represents! Monday June 20, 2016 is the Summer Solstice or the first day of summer here in the northern hemisphere and I for one couldn't be more delighted! We're going to kick off the summer in style with a sweet, sweet 1968 rocksteady rendition of the 1934 George Gershwin classic "Summertime," originally released as a 7" on the Coxsone label. It's by Roy Richards and the Soul Vendors and comes from a beautiful Studio One repress on the Dub Store label acquired on the quick by the good folks at Deadly Dragon! And while it is an instrumental complete with that trademark Roy Richards harmonica you know you're always welcome to sing along at home, or in the car or wherever you may be. And if you say you don't know the words I say you're lying! Summertime and the living is easy... indeed!