Hot and sultry days in July and August – specifically between July 3rd and August 11th – are called ‘The Dog Days of Summer’. That started with the ancient Romans, following Sirius – the ‘dog star’ – appearing in the sky before the sun during this time, and coinciding with the hottest days of the summer. With just a brief nod to history and mythology, I’ll keep our focus on the great summer songs of the past few decades. I’ve got a bunch of ’em – 19 in all – from Nat King Cole and The Drifters to the Beach Boys, Sly, and Kid Rock too. Some summer classics, and a few surprises too.
So grab your sunscreen, shades, sit in Muskoka chairs and sip some tall cool ones – turn on your radio – and enjoy ! That’s the recipe for a great summer afternoon; join me this Sunday. And in our first hour – ‘Our Sunday Best – A Century of #1 Hits‘ I’ll sweep us from Tommy Dorsey in the 1930s to Elvis in the 50s, Andy Gibb in the 70s and Bryan Adams in the 90s – with ‘The Story Behind the Song‘ ‘It’s Still Rock’n’Roll to Me’. That’s ‘Vintage Favourites’ this Sunday from 2:00 to 4:30.