One Response to Hot fun in the summertime

  1. annagranfors November 30, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    Nice one! And nice job by Daryl, Sharon and crew.


    I always *liked* Sly, but there were four songs he did that were/are PERFECT:

    Hot Fun In The Summertime

    Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (the original 45, not the one on “There’s A Riot Goin’ On–cool, too, but the heroin took the fun out of it)

    Everybody Is A Star

    If You Want Me To Stay


    …but it was always puzzling that there were no stereo versions of the first three. They *finally* released ’em on “The Essential Sly & The Family Stone” CD, and I put the headphones on and got ready for nirvana. And I suppose that if I’d never heard the mono versions, I’d have loved them. But like late Beatles (through The White Album), the mono versions are the revelatory ones, and the ones I always go back to.

    Damn, I wish Sly had stayed away from dope. He could’ve been and done so much more…sigh…

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