The first in a series of a few Summer-themed guest posts here at The Hideaway comes from DJ Richie P, vinyl archivist over at Fun With Vinyl

Ahhhhh summer!  What does it mean to you?  A day at the beach?  A walk in the park?  School's out?  Whatever it is, summer usually connotates a happy time.  For the Fun-family it means that we move to our lake home and spend a great deal of time on the water.  The Fun-wife and I enjoy puttering around the lake on our deck boat, while the Fun-son and his friends prefer zipping around on the jet skis.

Here's a little history about our summer paradise...  It is located on the banks of Lake Blackshear in southwest Georgia.  Lake Blackshear is a man-made lake on the Flint River that was created in 1930 by the damming of the Flint to provide low cost power to local citizens.  The lake borders five counties and contains approximately 8,700 acres, has 97 miles of shoreline, an average depth of 11 feet, and an average width of 3/4 mile.  Late in the summer of 2008 my family had the opportunity to purchase a home on Lake Blackshear and we jumped at it.  Initially, it was a weekend getaway and we didn't "live" there for any period of time. Our time there eventually began to extend and extend and extend.  Until, we finally decided to just "move" there each spring and stay until late fall/early winter.  Once the Fun-wife and I are able to retire, it will become our year-round home.  

So, as I said before, our favorite pastime is to just putter around on the lake, enjoy some adult beverages and, of course, listen to some music.  We have created a playlist on the iPod just for listening on the boat.  Most of the songs fit around themes of boating, summer, drinking and partying. There are a few thrown in "just because" and songs have rotated in and out of the playlist.  The list below is what the playlist contains as of this writing.  Those of you that follow me over at Fun With Vinyl will probably notice a sharp contrast in the music in this playlist versus the records I post over there.  Well, I do have a wide ranging taste in music and these songs just fit the mood for a lazy south Georgia weekend afternoon on the boat.  We are always on the lookout for "new" songs to add to the playlist that fit our theme so, if you have any suggestions, drop a comment and let me know.

Ain't Too Proud To Beg-The Rolling Stones   All I Wanna Do-Sheryl Crow
All Summer Long-Kid Rock   Amos Moses-Jerry Reed   Backwoods-Justin Moore
Bad Things-Jace Everett   Be The Lake-Brad Paisley   Beachin'-Jake Owen
Beautiful Day-U2   Beautiful Girls-Van Halen   Beer-Justin Moore
Beer Barrel Polka-Roy Clark & Buck Trent   Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers-ZZ Top
Beer on a Boat-Ashton Shepherd
Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In)-George Jones   Beer Thirty-Brooks & Dunn
Black Water-The Doobie Brothers   Blue River-Elvis Presley
Blue Sky-The Allman Brothers Band   Blurred Lines (feat T.I. + Pharrell)-Robin Thicke
Boat Drinks-Jimmy Buffett   Boat On The River-Styx   Boats-Kenny Chesney

Born On The Bayou-Creedence Clearwater Revival
Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room (She Wore Red Dresses)-Dwight Yoakam
Case Of Beer-Aaron Burton   Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitude-Jimmy Buffett
Cold Beer (feat Jamey Johnson)-Colt Ford   Cold Beer Drinker-Luke Bryan
Come Sail Away-Styx   Country Girl (Shake It For Me)-Luke Bryan
Country State of Mind-Hank Williams, Jr.   Country Thang-Colt Ford   Cowboy-Kid Rock
Dance In The Boat-The Kinleys   Days of Gold-Jake Owen   Deep River Woman-Lionel Richie
Delirious (Edit)-Prince   Dirt Road Anthem (Remix feat Ludacris)-Jason Aldean
Dixieland Delight-Alabama   Don't Rock My Boat-Bob Marley
(Don't Take Her) She's All I Got-Johnny Paycheck
Down at the Harbor-Cross Canadian Ragweed   Down South Jukin'-Lynyrd Skynyrd
Drift Away-Dobie Gray   Drunk On You-Luke Bryan   Fantastic Voyage-Lakeside
Feelin' Alright-Joe Cocker   Fork In The River-The Black Crowes   Free-Zac Brown Band

G.R.I.T.S.-Brantley Gilbert   Georgia On My Mind-Jerry Reed
Gimme Shelter-The Rolling Stones   Gimme Some Water-Eddie Money
The Girls Of Summer-Neal McCoy   Gonna Have A Party-Alabama
Good Day Sunshine-The Beatles   Good Vibrations-The Beach Boys
Got To Give It Up (Part 1)-Marvin Gaye   Greasy Grass River-The Black Crowes
Green River-Creedence Clearwater Revival   Groovy Little Summer Song-James Otto
Gulf Of Mexico Fishing Boat Blues-Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby
Hard To Handle-Otis Redding   Hard To Handle (Horns Remix)-The Black Crowes
Have You Ever Seen The Rain?-Creedence Clearwater Revival   Heart Of The Night-Poco
Here Comes The Sun-The Beatles   Hey Bartender-The Blues Brothers
Hot Fun In The Summertime-Sly & The Family Stone   Hot Legs-Rod Stewart

Hurt For So Long-Neyami Road   I Like Beer-Tom T. Hall
I Like Girls That Drink Beer-Toby Keith   I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink-Merle Haggard
I Wanna Be Rich (7" Version)-Calloway   I Wish I Had a Girl-Henry Lee Summer
Ice Cream Man-Van Halen   It's A Sunshine Day-The Brady Bunch
I've Been Everywhere-Johnny Cash   I've Got A Feeling-The Beatles
Jessica (Single Edit)-The Allman Brothers Band   Just A Sip-Luke Bryan
Just Like Paradise-David Lee Roth   Key Largo-Bertie Higgins
Kick It In The Sticks (feat Brantley Gilbert)-Colt Ford
Knee Deep (feat Jimmy Buffett)-Zac Brown Band   Let It Bleed-The Rolling Stones
Let's Go Crazy (Edit)-Prince   Let's Ride-Kid Rock
Livin' The Life (Jimmy Buffet Only Wrote About)-Brent Burns   Local Girls-Ronnie Milsap
Locked Out Of Heaven (Radio)-Bruno Mars   Long Hot Summer (Venti Mix)-Keith Urban

Lovely Day (Single Version)-Bill Withers   Luckenbach, Texas (w/Kenny Chesney)-Kid Rock
Maybe Next Year-Corey Smith   Muckalee Creek Water-Luke Bryan
Muddy River-Johnny Rivers   No Hurry-Zac Brown Band
Only A Fool (Radio Version)-The Black Crowes
Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line-Waylon Jennings   Party-Boston   Party-Dis 'N' Dat
Party Train-The Gap Band   Partytown-Glenn Frey   Partyup (Edit)-Prince
Pass A Beer-Jake Owen   A Pirate Looks At Forty-Jimmy Buffett
A Place In The Sun-Pablo Cruise   Pontoon-Little Big Town
Pretty Good At Drinkin' Beer-Billy Currington   Proud Mary-Elvis Presley
Rebel Soul-Kid Rock   Rebels-Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Red Hot Women And Ice Cold Beer-Chuck Wagon And The Wheels
River Bank-Brad Paisley   Rock And Roll Girls-John Fogerty

Rock Me on the Water-Jackson Browne   Rock Me On The Water-Linda Ronstadt
Rock The Boat-Chris Cagle   Roundabout (Single Version)-Yes
Sail Away-The Oak Ridge Boys   Sail On-Commodores   Sailing-Christopher Cross
Same Old Boat-George Jones   Santa Monica-Everclear
Save Water, Drink Beer-Chris Young   She's Country-Jason Aldean   Shore Thing-Luke Bryan
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay-Otis Redding   Six Pack of Beer-Hank Williams III
A Six Pack To Go-Hank Thompson   Six-Pack Summer-Phil Vassar
Small Paradise-John Cougar   Smooth Sailin'-TG Sheppard
Soak Up The Sun-Sheryl Crow   Somethin' 'Bout A Boat-Jimmy Buffett
Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)-Prince
Somewhere With You (Single Edit)-Kenny Chesney   Soul Singing-The Black Crowes
Soulshine-Gov't Mule   Southbound-The Allman Brothers Band

Southern Accents-Johnny Cash   Southern Cross-Crosby, Stills & Nash
Stars On The Water-Rodney Crowell   Stop The World (And Let Me Off)-Dwight Yoakam
Strange Brew-Cream   Summer Breeze-Seals & Crofts   Summer Girls-LFO
Summer Jam-Quad City DJ's   Summer Nights-Van Halen   Summergirls (Radio Edit)-Dino
Summertime Blues-Alan Jackson   Summertime Girls-Y&T   Suntan City-Luke Bryan
Swamp Music-Lynyrd Skynyrd   Take Me To The River-Al Green
Take Me To The River-Talking Heads   Tennessee River-Alabama
A Thousand Miles From Nowhere-Dwight Yoakam   'Til Summer Comes Around-Keith Urban
Toes-Zac Brown Band   Tomorrow Never Knows-The Beatles
Tumbling Dice-Linda Ronstadt   Tumbling Dice-The Rolling Stones
Twice As Hard (Remix)-The Black Crowes   Up On Cripple Creek-The Band

Up On Cripple Creek-The Oak Ridge Boys   Voila, An American Dream-Rodney Crowell
Walk On The Ocean-Toad The Wet Sprocket   Wasting Time-Kid Rock
Watching The River Flow-Bob Dylan   Water-Brad Paisley   Weekend-Wet Willie
Weekend Song (feat Tenor Fly)-Freestylers   Weekend Warriors-Ted Nugent
Welcome 2 The Party (Ode 2 The Old School)-Kid Rock
When You're Hot, You're Hot-Jerry Reed   Where The Blacktop Ends-Keith Urban
Where The Boat Leaves From/One Love-Zac Brown Band
Where's The Party-Madonna   Whiskey River-Cross Canadian Ragweed
Whiskey Rock-A-Roller-Lynyrd Skynyrd   Whistlin' Dixie-Randy Houser
Why Blues-Chris Thomas King   Wichita Lineman-Dwight Yoakam
Wild-Eyed Southern Boys-.38 Special   Working For The Weekend-Loverboy
The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald-Gordon Lightfoot

<<songs in red are NOT in playlist below>>


  1. Here's a few suggestions off the top of my head:

    The Devil Went Down To Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
    Alcohol - Brad Paisley
    Scuttle Buttin' - Stevie Ray Vaughan
    One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - George Thorogood
    Good Ol' Boys - Waylon Jennings
    Drink In My Hand - Eric Church
    Cherry Bomb - John Mellencamp
    New Orleans Is Sinking - Tragically Hip
    Lake Fever - Tragically Hip
    River Of No Return - Jeff Healy Band
    The More I Drink - Blake Shelton

  2. Chatahoochie - Alan Jackson
    White Lightning - George Jones
    Brass Monkey - Beastie Boys
    Ball And Chain - Social Distortion
    Drinkin' Bone - Tracy Byrd
    Pour Me - Trick Pony
    Whiskey Lullabye - Brad Paisley with Alison Krauss

  3. It's clearly stated that HERC doesn't publish anonymous comments but in the interest of sharing, he's passing on the following song suggestions from three anonymous comments.

    anything by Stevie Ray Vaughan
    anything by George Thorogood
    I Drink Alone - George Thorogood
    Pop A Top - Jim Ed Brown or Alan Jackson
    Wasn't That A Party - The Rovers
    Somewhere Down The Lazy River - Robbie Robertson
    The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band or Joan Baez or Sophie B. Hawkins

  4. Thank you Herc for the invitation to guest blog over here at your wonderful site. I appreciate the song suggestions from you and the folks that were too shy to identify themselves! I've got some songs to go check out now! Keep those suggestions coming!