5 On Friday – Summer Heat

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The Five on Friday meme is the creation of Travis of Trav’s Thoughts.  To take part simply choose five songs, sign in on his web site and share your choices with the other players.

Today is the anniversary of the birth of Rudy Lewis who until his death in 1964 was a member of one of my all time favorite groups: The Drifters. Over the years, the composition of the group has changed and featured some of the best singers in the business but the classic music continues.  No other group captured that feel of the late 50s early 60s heat from the sidewalks of big cities.  They may have been New York guys, but for a young teenage girl looking at freeways in LA while getting over her first broken heart – 1959’s There Goes My Baby got a major replay workout.  To this day when a Drifters song comes on, I have to start dancing.


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4 Responses to 5 On Friday – Summer Heat

  1. Travis says:

    Good choice. The Drifters were one of the groups my mom used to play all the time and I grew to love the music.


  2. What an amazing bunch of songs. I’ll go for Under the Boardwalk as my favorite this week, but I love them all.


  3. mjgolch says:

    Great set,i love the drifters, it is a toss up this week between Under The Boardwalk and Up On The roof.


  4. The Drifters are a classic oldies 60s group. Under the Boardwalk, This Magic Moment, Stand By Me, … all great song!

    Join me on the dance floor at Monday’s Music Moves Me!

    What does Summer Vibe and The Birds and the Bees have in common?


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