January 20, 2021

Summer Sounds from CM 6/6/13

Here is one of my favorite old 60’s songs — and a great song for summer — covered by my favorite artist, James Taylor, who covers other people’s material just about as well as anyone. It was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and first recorded by The Drifters in 1962.

“Up on the Roof” has been been sung by many, but JT’s live version remains my favorite.


  1. It isn’t hot enough yet for this song, but if you can get through this song without cracking open a Red Stripe, you’re a better man than I.

  2. My summer song is always going to be Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty.

    Every morning in June 1978 as fifteen year old me was making my breakfast, getting ready to go in for my Intermediate Certificate state exams, they played this on the radio. It is irrevocably linked with bright morning sunshine and the month of June for me 🙂

    • Radagast says

      Something about that saxophone…. and your the same age as me Martha (I turn the big 5-0 in a few days)…

  3. Christiane says

    summertime? SAILING!

    nothing like a little ‘Southern Cross’ to lift your sails, folks:

    • Radagast says

      …and to play that around a fire at night on an acoustic (preferably with a drink or two so that folks can take my croaking…)

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