Yes it’s summer My time of year

Summer – War (1976) 2014 FLAC Remaster HD 1080p Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Summer” was released as a single from their greatest hits album in the late spring of 1976. It was released as a single from their greatest hits album in 1976. “Summer” peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart, number four on the R&B chart. The track peaked at number one on the Easy Listening chart and was one of three entries to make the chart. The greatest hits album from which this single came was one of the records that I remember EVERYONE owned, on LP, 8-track, cassette….it was a staple for years. (Albums don’t really live like this anymore do they? Now they’re huge for a couple months and then basically vanished from the face of the earth?! 😉 Sad. The music all seems so disposable, such a short life-span, whereas our music was around for many years. Maybe it’s just me being nostalgic and sentimental.

Growing up in South Texas we probably listened to more than our fair share of War back in the day (they even wrote a song titled “Southern Part of Texas” on their Deliver the Word album!). This band could lock into a monster groove like few others really could, and “Summer” is the band’s perfectly brilliant and hypnotic stroll through a long, lazy summer day.

I’m so thankful I grew up in the time when there were 8-tracks and CB radios (these activities took more of a group effort; you had to spool the 8-track now and then and stick matches under the cartridge to get it to sound right and for the CB, we needed someone to operate the radio and everyone else to think of stupid things to say!!! LOL!)….in a time when we all interacted with each other more than we did our cell phones. Great times and great music!

Lots of great pics in this one, so AS USUAL HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art made this new art possible….THANK YOU….and thank YOU for watching! 🙂 For War fans….more by this band a bit further down the road.

The audio for this video was sourced from the 2014 remaster for the band’s new album Evolutionary (which included Greatest Hits remastered)….and trust me, these classics have never sound so great. Buy it….you won’t be disappointed.

One more thing….where are all the lowriders? I think I know what happened….these guys used to work their rides themselves…these new kids can’t even change a tire!? LOL! Peace sign!

[Lyrics]
Ridin’ ’round town with all the windows down
Eight track playin’ all your fav’rite sounds
The rhythm of the bongos fill the park
The street musicians tryin’ to get a start

‘Cause it’s summer
Summer time is here
Yes it’s summer
My time of year
Yes it’s summer
My time of year

Stretched out on a blanket in the sand
Kids of all ages diggin’ Disneyland
Rappin’ on the C.B. radio in your van
We’ll give a big ten four to the truckin’ man

‘Cause it’s summer
Summer time is here
Yes it’s summer
My time of year
Yes it’s summer
My time of year

Young boys playin’ stick ball in the street
Fire hydrants help to beat the heat
Old man feeding pigeons in the square
Nighttime finds young lovers walking there

‘Cause it’s summer
Summer time is here
Yes it’s summer

In Atlantic City or out in Malibu
Or any where between, I’m telling you
When you feel those balmy breezes on your face
Summer time is the best time any place

‘Cause it’s summer
Summer time is here
Yes it’s summer
My time of year
‘Cause it’s summer
Summer time is here (yes it is)
Yes it’s summer
My time of year
‘Cause it’s summer
Summer time is here
Yes it’s summer (yes it is)
My time of year

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