Sunday, December 1, 2013

Lost Gem: "Hot Summer Day" - It's A Beautiful Day (1969)


"And they told me that I looked a fool And I said I'd let that go."~ It's A Beautiful Day ~
A band often forgotten when discussing the San Francisco hippie headspin...It's A Beautiful Day made some wonderful moments of frock trippage.

However, IABD had a slightly more prog vibe going on. 

David Laflamme's unique electric violin and harmonica play and singing partner, Patti Santos' vocal harmonies created a haunting experience that blended smoothly like a Jefferson Airplane/Moody Blues milkshake.

Life-partner Linda Laflamme's lava lamp organ riffs are magical and mysterious giving arrangements a smart, edgier ride. 

Listening to classic rock radio, one would think "White Bird" was all It's A Beautiful Day ever did.   It wasn't.  
Explore, my babies, explore.

Lost Gem:-->  "Hot Summer Day"...A dreamy coffee shop mind-hang.  Gorgeous harmonica and violin nicely weave around smoldering vocals.  
Has a cool Marty Balin/Grace Slick dynamic happening...(except they don't hate each others guts). 
Sounds good.  Tastes great!  Repeat!

Have you heard this gem?


Hot summer day carry me alongOh, hot summer day please carry me alongHot summer day carry me alongTo its end where I begin
Long summer dream sliding round my mind
Those long summer dreams are leaving me behindHot summer day carry me alongTo its end where I begin
Circling like a river over brightly colored stones
Breaking up my soul and taking part of me homeLeaving the other half to tumble all aloneLove, love, where did you go?
Hot summer day carry me alongTo its end where I beginThose long summer dreamsStill spinning round my mindAnd they end where they begin
And I want to grab that river
And stop the love that's dyingBecause I know that somewhereDeep inside my soul you're still lyingWaiting to awaken and shake that river's flowLove, love, where did you go?
They told me that the sun turned greenI said I didn't knowAnd they told me that the moon turned blueAnd I said it didn't showAnd they told me that I looked a foolAnd I said I'd let that goBut when they told me that our love was deadI had to turn and go
Oh love, love, love, love
Love, where did you go?
Hot summer day carry me alongTo its end where I beginLong summer dreams sliding round my mindAnd they end where they begin
Circling like a river over brightly colored stones
Breaking up my soul and taking part of me homeLeaving the other half to tumble all aloneLove, love, where did you go?
Good stuff!

Casey Chambers
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