First Day of Summer!

It’s the official start of summer and we’re celebrating it with a nearly 45-minute medley of summer related tunes to get you in the mood.

Slap on the sunscreen, find your favorite sandy spot at the beach, sip a perfect margarita from a mason jar, and watch the waves roll in while the music takes you away!

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

Play buttons are on the left … Volume sliders are on the right

Summer Is Officially Here!

Jimmy Buffett – Kenny Chesney
Beach Boys – Drifters
Bryan Adams – Lovin’ Spoonful
Don Henley – Santana/Thomas
Meat Loaf – B52s
Nat King Cole

Comments (26)

  1. Rosa-Lee Gould

    Good Morning Ray, Ted & I have no plans to head to the beach during the heatwave we’re having but instead are going to stay inside. However, will remember the music when we’re at Old Orchard Beach, ME over the 4th of July. Going with my daughter, her husband & granddaughter. Great medley by the way Lee & Ted

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Lee & Ted! It’s probably very wise to avoid the beach in this stifling heat, but Old Orchard Beach over the 4th should be very pleasant! Have a wonderful time!

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  2. Fred

    Great to hear that voice again!! Down here it’s summer all the time!! Thanks for reminding me!! I don’t want to be short but I am going back to the love shack!! Great start to our day!! So glad you started us off on a LAZY Day!! So happy to have you for the day!!
    Love ya and May God Bless!!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Fred! It’s hotter than hell up here. Mid to upper 90s and very humid. I know you have summer year round down there but this type of heat is tough to deal with up in this neck of the woods. It makes a lazy day the perfect thing to do!
      Love ya, my friend!

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  3. Penny S Capron

    WooHoo … great to hear your voice my friend and a great medley to start summer!! Great song to end … lazy, crazy days of summer is perfect as it is too friggin HOT to do anything else … LOL
    Have a great day my friend and stay cool!!!
    XXOO

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Penny. I am so glad you enjoyed the music! Yeah, it’s hot, much too hot. I hope you can manage to stay cool!
      XOXO

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  4. Sandy Gaither

    What a great surprise to hear that melodic voice again, and listen to our very favorites of summer! This was fabulous, and I loved hearing the Beach boys and Nat King Cole, and all of the rest. So much fun. What a great way to kick off the season. Hope you’re doing well, you certainly sound good! Looking forward to the next set, whenever that may occur. You’re the best, be sure to stay cool and hydrated! 🥰

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Sandy! I am so glad you enjoyed the music! By the way, America has a birthday coming up soon and what better way to celebrate America than with America’s band! It will be an all Beach Boys medley on July 4!
      Stay cool! 🥰

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  5. Donald Doyle

    Thank you Ray. This could not be more appropriate as we leave for the Jersey Shore tomorrow. The entire family will be together for the first time since Victoria’s wedding! Of course Ruby will be the main attraction! After a week we return for Ruby’s christening. Busy and fun. Thanks for sending us off in style. Perfect selections. I hope you are able to enjoy the first day of Summer.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Don! I’m so glad you enjoyed the medley. The first day of summer up here is a stay-insider. Oppressive heat with sweltering (understatement) humidity. Thunderstorms just started rolling in as a much needed cold font will be moving in for the late afternoon hours. That should bring some much needed relief on Friday.
      Enjoy the getaway! With Ruby there, how could you not? ❤

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  6. Linda Corliss

    Great bunch of song, I just knew that Jimmy Buffett and the Beach Boys would be in the mix . Stay cool and hydrated. Love ya,

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Linda. I am very glad you enjoyed the music!

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  7. Pat Conant

    What a great way to usher in the summer. These were all great songs, full of summer memories. Glad to hear your voice (thanks for the shoutout), and I look forward to the 4th and all Beach Boys.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Pat! So glad you enjoyed it!
      I could not play Nat without mentioning you! 🥰

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      1. Pat Conant

        I believe that it was many years ago, when you had played a summer mix without Lazy, Hazy Days, and I called you on it! It’s crazy how you remember these things.

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        1. Ray (Post author)

          I do remember that! And I swore to myself I would never do it again! 🙂

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  8. Jim Waters

    So great a summer mix! You wouldn’t believe how good it sounded in my new truck! Had it cranked! The memories were abounding and I almost missed a turn or two!

    This was so much fun! I can’t tell you how much I appreciated this surprise mix.

    Love you, Ray!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Jim! I’m always happy when I know you enjoyed the music (and congrats on the new truck!) It felt so normal doing this again!
      I love you right back, Jim! 🥰

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  9. Mary Helen Hawthorne

    A bit late in listening to a great celebration of the summer solstice as I had to clean up yard after last night’s microburst and yes though I am not a mad dog or Englishman, I was out in the noonday sun and listening was the BEST way to cool down
    As you noted, this was carefully curated with something from many eras and genres and Mr DJ love the intros
    Thank you Ray, always sending happy thoughts and good wishes you way

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Mary Helen! It was fun to do it again and I am so glad you enjoyed it!

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  10. Rose

    Smoooooooth …… perfect summer medley !

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      You hear my rhythm on your radio 🙂

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  11. Donna Tillson-Bass

    It was wonderful hearing your voice today! What a wonderful mix of tunes. It’s been a crazy emotional week! So this was much needed! I wish you well, my friend!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Donna! I hope the music, in some small way, helped you.
      Stay strong and stay cool!

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  12. Marty

    Hi Ray, been savoring the summer medley so a bit late to comment. A cool mix for some very hot days.
    Hope you and everyone in New England get some relief from the heat today.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Hi Marty, thanks for the kind words about the medley. Today is supposed to mark a much needed change in the weather. A cold front moved in last night, bringing thunderstorms and lowering the temperatures drastically. I hope all is well with Karen and you!

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