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Monday, August 12, 2013

Music Therapy: Summer Playlist

 

Music Therapy: Summer Playlist

Music has always played a major part in my life. Ever since those early days of piano lessons with Mrs. Uri or playing trumpet in classical and jazz bands. I always remember the holidays or special occasions when my mom, Andrena, would regale us with wonderful pieces of music such as Malaguena or her own special version of Silver Bells. I have had the pleasure of singing in small and large choral groups from All-state to my own singing quartet group, Free and Easy, as well as, being a charter member of the infamous gospel choir, The Voices of Unity. Music continues to give me life changing moments and memories and I am forever grateful for this art and therapy.

So on my walk back from the beach today, I thought it would be a wonderful gift to share the songs of summer that make up my consciousness. These melodies cross several eras, yet they ring true for me as the seasonal mind set and the amazing way summer can be expressed in song. I call this list:

Andrew's Summer Consciousness Play List

1. Summer Breeze, The Isley Brothers
2. On The Beach, Chris Rea
3. The Second Summer Of Love, Danny Wilson
4. Beach Baby, First Class
5. Someone Somewhere (In Summertime), Simple Minds
6. Staying Out For The Summer, Dodgy
7. Wake Up Boo!, The Boo Radleys
8. Walking On Sunshine, Katrina & The Waves
9. This Summer, Squeeze
10.Here Comes The Summer, The Undertones
11. Sunny Afternoon, The Kinks
12. In The Summertime, Mungo Jerry
13. Up, Up And Away, The Fifth Dimension
14. Green Grass (1990 Digital Remaster), Gary Lewis & The Playboys
15. Turn Down Day, The Cyrkle
16. 98.6, Keith
17. Daydream, The Lovin Spoonful
18. Stoned Soul Picnic, The Fifth Dimension
19. The 59th St. Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy), The Hit Crew
20. Lazy Day, Spanky & Our Gang

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