Mark Mitchell here with a Summer Soul Classic Oldie! As we continue our salute to great Summer songs on WMTR’s Wayback Wednesday, it’s Billy Stewart and Summertime. This is the extended album version of it, not the hit single version….and it really cooks! Playing drums in his great backing band was Maurice White, later of Earth, Wind and Fire fame!

I have no idea what’s up with the 10 gallon hat, and cowboy gear…some TV show’s idea of funny, I guess. But he was a great talent who died far too young. I bought this single, and drove my parents nuts listening to it in ’66! Enjoy Summertime!