Friday, July 11, 2014

Videos of Summer: Summertime Blues (1958)

Eddie Cochran released only one album before his untimely, tragic passing at 21, but he left a lasting legacy with his most successful hit.

"Summertime Blues" has been covered by artists as diverse as Blue Cheer, The Who, Alan Jackson, and Cheech Marin (who used it in 2 of his movies), but it is Cochran's original version that will likely get a lion's share of airplay this time of year.

The following clip was from Town Hall Party, one of the various dance shows inspired by American Bandstand back in the day.


2 comments:

magicdog said...

Still love this tune - as fresh now as it was when it was first released! Just the right amount of teenage rebellion.

Cochran was definitely cut down too soon.

hobbyfan said...

Yah, I can picture "Blues" being coupled with a James Dean movie.