Last time the theme was 'rainy' songs. To balance things out, here are some 'sunny' songs. Donovan, To Try For the Sun. Forgot what a great tune that is. Might have been the mid-60's since I last heard it. And then there's the moody Sunny Goodge Street by the same artist. The Beatles, Here Comes the Sun.
Jimi Hendrix, Third Stone From the Sun from his first album. A bit of psychedelia from '67. It's good to see that Mose Allison is still at it, at age 83. Here is his quirky verson of "You Are My Sunshine." I used to catch Mose at The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, California, at the end of the '60s. Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan try to do a duet of the same song. If you can't stomach either of those versions, there is always Doris Day.
Cream, Sunshine of Your Love. Bobby Hebb, Sunny (1966). I had to reach my long arm far back into the musty mausoleum of moldy oldies for this Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee version of the old standard, The Sunny Side of the Street (1941).
Finally, The Sun Also Rises, a tune that I heard in 1968 and have had in my head for four decades but haven't heard again until just now. For the last 42 years I have been trying without success to remember the name of the band and locate the tune. 'Fever Tree' it is, an obscure group that I heard together with Canned Heat at an L.A. club in '68. If you remember them, I'll buy you a beer.