This is a little early, but you'll get it as soon as summer really turns to fall, especially if you're lucky enough to live near the coast. This is the Drifters at their best "I've Got Sand In My Shoes". Overshadowed by "Up On the Roof" and "Under the Boardwalk" it reached only #33 on the charts, but for my money it is a near perfect end of summer song. They may have been hanging under the boardwalk in the thick of it, but they were going to milk this summer thing one last time. I'd love to give you recording details, but I couldn't find any, other than the lead vocal was by Johnny Moore, and that he had just rejoined the Drifters after Rudy Lewis, the intended lead, died the night before the session for "Under The Boardwalk". Moore had been sacked around 1958 by the owner of the Drifters name, George Treadwell, who had purchased the name from Clyde McPhatter. It was a mess, Treadwell hired and fired sixty or so singers under his command. It's sick to think about the Drifters as a brand, but that's essentially what they were. Enough of the blabbing, check the castanets, then dig on three other works of art.
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The Drifters - I've Got Sand In My Shoes mp3 at Keep Shaggin
The Drifters - No Sweet Lovin' mp3 at Keep Shaggin Killer early one
The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk mp3 at Bailey Beach Boy Flat out beautiful, listen again
The Drifters - Up On the Roof mp3 at Snuhthing Anything