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Summer Fever Pick for April 2011:

Single Edits

At long last....

At long last from Universal's Only In My Mind imprint, the collection we've all been waiting for: a collection of single edits. Now I should explain that these are not the original single edits that came out when the songs were first released. These are new edits for 2011. The Only In My Mind division understands that times are different now and people just don't have as much time as they would like to enjoy good music. Between career obligations, family obligations, social obligations and internet porn, there is really not a lot of time left for people to spend on a three minute song. So new shorter versions have been created for these harried times. Only In My Mind is proud to present these new edits in the aptly titled collection: Donna Summer - The Single Note Edits. Eleven of Donna's top hits have been ruthlessly hacked away lovingly trimmed down to just one fabulous note. Now you can hear all of these great songs in less time that it takes to throw a Shout It Out CD across the room.  ;-).

You will be able to find this compilation in stores everywhere.... just as soon as pigs learn to fly. 

Because these tracks are a bit shorter than usual, I have posted the complete clips instead of just a sample.

I was going to post the actual song titles - but I thought you'd have more fun freaking people out by just knowing each song as soon as you hear it.  ;-)

The Tracks
(You know the drill - click the icon for a streaming MP3)

Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Track 5
Track 6
Track 7
Track 8
Track 9
Track 10
Track 11

If you didn't figure it out yet - APRIL FOOL!

The REAL Summer Fever Pick is also up for those of you who are interested.  :-)

 

The History of April Fool's Day

From April-Fools.us:

<<The history of April Fool's Day or All Fool's Day is uncertain, but the current thinking is that it began around 1582 in France with the reform of the calendar under Charles IX. The Gregorian Calendar was introduced, and New Year's Day was moved from March 25 - April 1 (new year's week) to January 1.

Communication traveled slowly in those days and some people were only informed of the change several years later. Still others, who were more rebellious refused to acknowledge the change and continued to celebrate on the last day of the former celebration, April 1. These people were labeled "fools" by the general populace, were subject to ridicule and sent on "fool errands," sent invitations to nonexistent parties and had other practical jokes played upon them. The butts of these pranks became known as a "poisson d'avril" or "April fish" because a young naive fish is easily caught. In addition, one common practice was to hook a paper fish on the back of someone as a joke.

This harassment evolved over time and a custom of prank-playing continue on the first day of April. This tradition eventually spread elsewhere like to Britain and Scotland in the 18th century and was introduced to the American colonies by the English and the French. Because of this spread to other countries, April Fool's Day has taken on an international flavor with each country celebrating the holiday in its own way.>>

Here at the Tribute Site, April Fool's Day is celebrated with a special Summer Fever page.  I've made Shout It Out the spotlighted album a couple of times, I've made a special Crayons page (about actual crayons), and I even featured a page on Donna's time as one of the original Supremes. Who knows what dementia will come next year?  LOL

 
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