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Submitted by Don Graham  Every year around this time when winter has finally played itself out and summer is warming up for its annual residency, everything starts to change. The greens return, the sky becomes a deeper blue and the golden sun is once again the star of the show. And music on radio and playlists changes as well. Used to be you planned releases around the seasons and certain songs were held back as “great summer song” material. Some of these hits are still being played or covered today. Nothing says summer, even 60 years later like “Summertime Blues”, Lovin’ Spoonful’s “ Summer in the City”, and of course don’t we all feel better, practically or metaphorically, when it’s “ summertime and the livin’ is easy, fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high?” Some of the following list is from last year’s informal poll and some are from today. Hopefully this will make you think of your favourite summer song. BOYS OF SUMMER..DON HENLEY Incredible guitar theme by Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Henley nails the lyrics. Feels like a hot summer night with windows down driving down the PCH.....watching the waves crash into the shore. - KEVIN MONTGOMERY NASHVILLE SINGER/SONGWRITER/ADVENTURER "Dance" by Canadian act Deja Vu. Summer of 1976. It was "our" song of my first teen crush. We met when I took a camping trip with my aunt and uncle. The camp ground had a guy who was a full-time DJ. He would go into Peterborough and buy the latest CHUM Top 40 singles and play them for us kids every Friday. I fell in love with a cute blonde with freckles. Sharon Partridge. The first of many Sharons in my life.- JAIMIE VERNON AUTHOR CANADIAN POP MUSIC ENCYLOPEDIA  SOMETHING IN THE AIR THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN -1969 It was everywhere, all the time. I could play it (I sure as heck couldn't sing it - the highest note demanded is an Eb !!) The piano was delightfully loony and inappropriate. I also liked TIME IS TIGHT by BOOKER T AND THE MGS. (You didn't have to sing that.) Same year. It was the year of my first professional band.- GEORGE BOWSER (BOWSER & BLUE) From singer/songwriter MICHAEL SPILLANE THE SUMMERTIME MUNGO JERRY  'It was my all time favourite summer song. Brings back my Swansea memories of youth spent on the Gower coast, playing in bands and being young!' -MICHAEL SPILLANE - SINGER/SONGWRITER/...

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The current offering from The Wilderness Of Manitoba,...

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Toronto songwriter and musician Sean MacLean is launching his new project ‘Waves That Stray’ with the release of the video for his debut single “Brick...

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North By Northeast (NXNE) is pleased to announce provocative, politically charged electro-pop sensation Peaches...

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Two of Toronto’s iconic musicians, reggae master and soulful singer Jay Douglas...

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Hugh’s Room Live and Lance Anderson will be presenting a Celebration of Levon Helm with
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North By Northeast (NXNE) is pleased to announce provocative, politically charged electro-pop sensation Peaches as part of this year’s festival. From acclaimed theatre productions to her cinematic debut...

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Two of Toronto’s iconic musicians, reggae master and soulful singer Jay Douglas and outstanding trombonist/composer Chris Butcher (of the Heavyweights Brass...

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Hugh’s Room Live and Lance Anderson will be presenting a Celebration of Levon Helm with
Jerome Levon Avis (Levon Helm’s godson), Jesse O’Brien, (Colin James Band), Matt Weidinger and musical director Lance Anderson, with a nine piece band.

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The current offering from The Wilderness Of Manitoba, The Tin Shop EP is something of a changeup for the band. The layers of...

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Toronto songwriter and musician Sean MacLean is launching his new project ‘Waves That Stray’ with the release of the video for his debut single “Brick By Brick” on June 1st, 2017. Training a lens on the colourful roots of his hometown, MacLean...

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Destined to be the ideal soundtrack to glorious summer in its alternately spirited and languid days and always-convivial nights, If It Feels Right – the...

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Monica Chapman has a love for the classic movies but it was the musical selections that stole her heart. As a young girl, she watched the movies and Broadway songs captured her.

This is her third CD offering and this one covers a span of...

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"There are songs and lyrics that are timeless and that deserve to be heard. I think of music as timeless, an old song can sound new. If you haven't heard a song before, it's new to you. It's all about finding these songs I love and doing them my way....

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When guitarist Jay Geils passed away at age 71, he left behind a legacy of wonderful music, not only for the blues-rock sounds he created within his namesake J. Geils Band, but also on several albums he recorded for Stony Plain Records...