American Routes Staycations, Destinations & Summertime Variations


August 2nd, 2017 ~ At the peak of the summer season, American Routes is riding the airwaves to exotic destinations, swinging and surfing to all manner of beachside rhythms from the Beach Boys, Toots and the Maytals, Wilco, and the Kinks. We also stay home to bask in the sultry heat of "Summertime," composed by George Gershwin and novelist Dubose Heyward in 1934 for the opera Porgy and Bess. It's one of the most covered tunes in the American songbook with over thirty thousand renditions. We'll hear takes from Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Sam Cooke, and the Zombies.

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  • Open Bed: Summertime Joe Pass Quartet
    Walkin', Kendal
  • Summertime Big Brother and the Holding Company, featuring Janis Joplin
    Cheap Thrills, Columbia/Legacy
  • All Day Music WAR
    All Day Music, Far Out Productions
  • C'mon and Swim Bobby Freeman
    Goldisc Records From the Vault, Vol. 2, Goldisc
  • Let's Twist Again Chubby Checker
    Cameo Parkway- The Best of Chubby Checker, Abkco
  • Dancing in the Street Martha and the Vandellas
    The Rolling Stone Women in Rock Collection, Razor and Tie
  • Instrumental: Sunshine Twist Jelly Roll Kings
    Rockin' The Juke Joint Down, Earwig
  • Sunny Afternoon The Kinks
    The Complete Collection, Castle Communications
  • Femme l√† dit Feufollet
    The Best of Valcour Records 2006-2011, Valcour
  • Pressure Drop Toots and the Maytals
    The Harder They Come Soundtrack, Island
  • In the Summertime Mungo Jerry
    Super Hits of the '70s- Have A Nice Day Vol. 3, Rhino
  • Summertime Billy Stewart
    One More Time: The Chess Years, Geffen Records
  • Instrumental: Green Onions Booker T & the MGs
    Rock Instrumental Classics, Vol. 4: Soul, Rhino
  • Red Beans Professor Longhair
    Crawfish Fiesta, Alligator Records
  • Bar-B-Que Wendy Rene
    Bar-B-Que Soulabration, Rhino
  • Watermelon Man Oscar Brown Jr.
    Sin and Soul... and Then Some, Columbia/Legacy
  • Summertime Duke Ellington
    Duke Ellington Presents, Bethlehem Records
  • Summertime Billie Holiday
    Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday, Columbia
  • Closing Bed: Summertime Sidney Bechet
    1938-1940, Classics Records
  • Open Bed: Summertime Slide Hampton
    Two Sides of Slide, Margate
  • Let's Get Lost Chet Baker
    Career: 1952-1988, Shout! Factory
  • Summertime Zombies
    Begin Here, Marquis Entertainment
  • I'm-A-Livin'-On-Easy Atta Isaacs & Gabby Pahinui
    Two Slack Key Guitars, Michael Cord
  • Summerteeth Wilco
    Summerteeth, Warner/Reprise
  • Keep an Eye on Summer Beach Boys
    Shut Down Vol. 2, Capitol Records
  • Instrumental: Pipeline Bill Frisell
    Guitar in the Space Age, Okeh
  • Dark Eyes Takeshi Terauchi & the Bunnys
    Let's Go Classics: Takeshi Terauchi & the Bunnys, Telefunken
  • Walk-Don't Run Ventures
    Rock Instrumental Classics, Vol. 2: The 60's, Rhino
  • Watusi Boogaloo Willie Rosario and His Orchestra
    Boogaloo & Guaguancó, ATCO
  • Summertime Rick Nelson
    Best of Rick Nelson Vol. 2, Capitol Records
  • Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran
    Hot Rod Rebels, The Right Stuff
  • California Sun The Rivieras
    California Sun- The Best of the Rivieras, Riviera Records
  • Instrumental: Summertime Miles Davis
    Porgy and Bess, Columbia/Legacy
  • My Old Heart Anders Osborne
    Coming Down, MC Records
  • Raining in My Heart Slim Harpo
    The Excello Story Volume 3, Universal Music Special Markets
  • It's Raining Irma Thomas
    Sweet Soul Queen of New Orleans: The Irma Thomas Collection, CEMA Special Markets
  • I Loves You Porgy Nina Simone
    Little Girl Blue, Bethlehem
  • Wade in the Water The Staple Singers
    Freedom Highway, Verve
  • Summertime Sam Cooke
    Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964, Abkco
  • Closing Bed: Southern Nights Allen Toussaint
    American Tunes, Nonesuch