Song of the Day: “Jackie Wilson Said”

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All right, gang. It’s finally Friday. And it’s finally May. And it’s FINALLY starting to feel like summer.  That can only mean one thing: It’s time for some Van Morrison.

For me, nothing screams summer–and Cape Cod–like the smooth, barely comprehensible tunes of this northern Irishman. “Jackie Wilson Said” is about as summertime as it gets. Why, you ask? Maybe it’s all Cool102‘s fault. Maybe it’s because the song is the “Sweet Caroline” of the Chatham Anglers (formerly of Chatham A’s fame). Maybe it’s because this horn section reminds me of beers on the back deck on the 4th of July. Whatever the reason, I recommend you press play, turn it up, and enjoy. It’s practically summertime in Boston. Let’s let it all hang out, like Van Morrison said.