25 All-Time Greatest Summer Songs: The Ultimate Collection

25 All-Time Greatest Summer Songs: The Ultimate Collection

     
 

Since these tracks date back to the '60s and early '70s, this upbeat collection of happy sunshiny tunes should have an "oldies" tag attached to its boasting, clumsy title. Otherwise there's little about this collection that doesn't live up to its rather grandiose moniker. OK, so the unfortunate exclusion of the Beach Boys as well asSee more details below

Overview

Since these tracks date back to the '60s and early '70s, this upbeat collection of happy sunshiny tunes should have an "oldies" tag attached to its boasting, clumsy title. Otherwise there's little about this collection that doesn't live up to its rather grandiose moniker. OK, so the unfortunate exclusion of the Beach Boys as well as fellow California surfers Jan & Dean leaves this lacking, but there are plenty of other compilations that include them, and fascinating rarities such as the Wombles' "Wombling Summer Party" as well as the Legendary Masked Surfers (featuring Dean Torrence) doing Brian Wilson and Jan Berry's obscure "Gonna Hustle You" carry the torch for the more popular MIA Wilson summer tunes. Other than that, the track list says it all, and unique, along with seldom anthologized nuggets from Nancy Sinatra with Lee Hazelwood, the 5th Dimension, and Bruce and Terry, make this a winning and wonderfully consistent 70 minutes of fun in the sun tunes. The booklet features snappy liner notes and original trade ads for the songs, which enhance the disc's kitschy appeal and prove this is not just another tacky, quickly thrown-together package meant to make a quick buck. So hop in your woody, throw the top down, and slap in this disc. It's guaranteed to plaster a warm smile on your face, even during those freezing, bleak winter days.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/25/2000
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206614824
catalogNumber:
066148
Rank:
40144

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Tracks

  1. Summer in the City
  2. A Summer Song
  3. Summertime, Summertime
  4. Vacation  - Connie Francis
  5. Wipe Out
  6. Summer Means Fun
  7. Dancing in the Street
  8. Sunny Afternoon
  9. In the Summertime
  10. Happy Summer Days
  11. Sealed With a Kiss
  12. The Theme from "A Summer Place"
  13. On the Beach (In the Summertime)
  14. Summer Wine
  15. Summer Sand
  16. Here Comes Summer
  17. School Is Out  - Gary "U.S." Bonds
  18. Palisades Park
  19. Let's Go Trippin'
  20. Beach Party
  21. Lost Summer Love
  22. Gonna Hustle You  -  Legendary Masked Surfers
  23. Wombling Summer Party  -  Wombles
  24. Summer
  25. Summertime  - Billy Stewart

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Freddy Cannon   Track Performer
Chad & Jeremy   Track Performer
Dick Dale   Track Performer
Connie Francis   Track Performer
Brian Hyland   Track Performer
Kinks   Track Performer
Lovin' Spoonful   Track Performer
War   Track Performer
Nancy Sinatra   Track Performer
Surfaris   Track Performer
Shelley Fabares   Track Performer
Martha & the Vandellas   Track Performer
Ronnie Dove   Track Performer
5th Dimension   Track Performer
Mungo Jerry   Track Performer
Billy Stewart   Track Performer
Jerry Keller   Track Performer
Annette   Track Performer
Bruce & Terry   Track Performer
Percy Faith & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Tony Orlando & Dawn   Track Performer
Legendary Masked Surfers   Track Performer

Technical Credits

John Sebastian   Composer
War   Composer
Tutti Camarata   Producer
Dave Appell   Producer
Mike Batt   Arranger,Producer
Lee Hazlewood   Producer
Bruce Johnston   Arranger,Producer
Lonnie Jordan   Composer
Bill Justis   Arranger
Terry Melcher   Arranger,Producer
Tokens   Producer
Bob Crewe   Producer
Billy Strange   Arranger
Thomas Allen   Composer
Lou Adler   Producer
Stan Applebaum   Arranger
Steve Boone   Composer
Harold Brown   Composer
B.B. Dickerson   Composer
Ron Frangipane   Arranger
Jack Gold   Producer
Jerry Goldstein   Composer,Producer
Bones Howe   Producer
Erik Jacobsen   Producer
Cary E. Mansfield   Producer
Jim Monsour   Producer
Barry Murray   Producer
Ken Noble   Composer
Chad Stuart   Composer
Shel Talmy   Producer
Peter Udell   Producer
Jim Vienneau   Producer
Ron Wilson   Composer
Hank Medress   Producer
Jim Fuller   Composer
Charles Miller   Composer
Mickey Stevenson   Producer
Jamies   Producer
Dean Torrence   Producer
Bill Pitzonka   Producer,Liner Notes,Art Direction
Gary Geld   Producer
Mark Sebastian   Composer
Berryhill   Composer
Frank Guida   Producer
Hank Hunter   Composer
Clive Metcalfe   Composer
Charles Barris   Composer
Patrick Connolly   Composer

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