By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio
Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman joined me on July 11 for another rousing edition of Two Als Talking Tunes, for which we redressed the virtual Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation set as if it were on the beach to allow us to play some favorite sun-soaked records and toss out some earth-shattering chart facts and figures.
Our theme for this go-round was summer songs that were about the season or were hits under the summer sun. Al and I, after slathering on the SPF (it was virtually hot out there!), chose three each and played and talked about them in our usual joyous, easygoing, fact-filled style. Al’s picks: Nat King Cole’s “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer”; Bruce and Terry’s “Summer Means Fun”; and Aretha Franklin’s version of “I Say a Little Prayer.” I chose Stevie Wonder’s “Summer Soft”; Sly and the Family Stone’s “Hot Fun in the Summertime”; and the Association’s “Windy.” The show ended with a bonus classic from the Beach Boys–the single version of “Fun, Fun, Fun.”
Listen to the summer songs edition of Two Als Talking Tunes with Al Sussman, originally broadcast on July 11, by clicking the play button on the following player, or click on the Pure Pop Radio button to the left to download (then right click and choose “Save audio as” to save the file to your computer). (This interview is presented in scoped format; the songs have been removed due to copyright concerns.)
Take the songs played during this show for a test drive by clicking on the following Spotify links:
- Nat King Cole’s “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer”| https://open.spotify.com/track/0ItlbY5mHDSYQd3SOgAlZu?si=Su0UPCn3Q7mLEbA7MET5cA
- Stevie Wonder’s “Summer Soft” | https://open.spotify.com/track/4nnjZfEGTEtxA9XeqVhDRJ?si=2QpvE8mlSLCqe65-_VM0aw
- Bruce and Terry’s “Summer Means Fun” | https://open.spotify.com/track/4Z7iDFkWNxRfjd9jvLgbbI?si=xeXtDUkNSX6fPMySFesNMQ
- Sly and the Family Stone’s “Hot Fun in the Summertime” | https://open.spotify.com/track/4t6NQkpUmvpvLDCkl3XuwA?si=xaW3L0nmTBSBeVktCBpgMw
- Aretha Franklin’s “I Say a Little Prayer” | https://open.spotify.com/track/3NfxSdJnVdon1axzloJgba?si=EtOPnEnSTaKBCyzjXhjetA
- The Association’s “Windy” | https://open.spotify.com/track/6RUpOheT93fUdI508K5w6U?si=M5e4vRYESNKCIu_b9DGcZQ
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