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The Jamies Summertime Summertime

Early Baroque Pop Music

The song  “Summertime, Summertime” was a hit twice—once in 1958 and again in 1962. It reached #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1958 and #38 in 1962. Built on early American harmonies, “Summertime, Summertime” was accompanied by a harpsichord. Tom Jameson and Sherman Feller co-authored the song. (Feller was a composer as well as a radio personality. He became a public address announcer for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park for 26 years). Tom and his sister Serena Jameson sang the lead vocals.  Jeannie Roy and Arthur Blair rounded out the quartet. The song has been covered by many artists (e.g.,  Jan & Dean, Sha Na Na) and has appeared in commercials, including those for Buick, Ken-L Ration Time Dog Food, and Applebee’s.

Here are the lyrics to “Summertime, Summertime” by The Jamies:

“It’s summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime summertime…

Well shut them books and throw ’em away
Say goodbye to dull school days
So come on and change your ways
It’s summertime…

Well no more studying history
And no more reading geography
And no more dull geometry
Because it’s summertime

It’s time to head straight for them hills
It’s time to live and have some thrills
Come along and have a ball
A regular free-for-all

Well are you comin’ or are you ain’t
You slow-pokes are my one complaint
Hurry up before I faint
It’s summertime

Well I’m so happy that I could flip
Oh how I’d love to take a trip
I’m sorry teacher but zip your lip
Because it’s summertime

It’s time to head straight for them hills
It’s time to live and have some thrills
Come along and have a ball
A regular free for all

Well we’ll go swimmin’ every day
No time to work just time to play
If your folks complain just say,
It’s summertime

And every night we’ll have a dance
Cause what’s a vacation without romance
Oh man this jive has me in a trance
Because it’s summertime

It’s time to head straight for them hills
It’s time to live and have some thrills
Come along and have a ball A regular free for all
It’s summertime

It’s summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime

It’s summertime”

For More Golden Oldies Music

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop music, rock and roll hits, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

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