Alan Jackson performs ” Summertime Blues” Official Music Video.

The song reached Number One on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks. Jackson said that he was inspired by Buck Owens' version.

YouTube Alan Jackson Channel
YouTube Alan Jackson Channel

Summertime Blues:

LP Eddie Cochran ( Sunset Record 1966 )
LP Eddie Cochran ( Sunset Record 1966 )

Is a song co-written and recorded by American rockabilly artist Eddie Cochran It was written by Cochran and his manager Jerry Capehart. Originally a single B-side, it was released in August 1958 and peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 29, 1958 and number 18 on the UK Singles Chart. It has been covered by many artists, including being a number-one hit for country music artist Alan Jackson, and scoring notable hits in versions by The Who, Blue Cheer and Brian Setzer, the last of whom recorded his version for the 1987 film La Bamba, where he portrayed Cochran.

 

Cover CD Alan Jackson (Arista 1994)
Cover CD Alan Jackson (Arista 1994)

Alan Jackson version

American country music artist Alan Jackson recorded the song for his 1994 album, Who I Am. It was released in June 1994 as the lead single from the album and the song reached Number One on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and number 4 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 (equivalent to number 104 on the Billboard Hot 100). Jackson said that he was inspired by Buck Owens’ version.

 

Cover Single Alan Jackson (Arista 1994)
Cover Single Alan Jackson (Arista 1994)

Some Versions

Eddie Cochran June 1958
The Beach Boys October 1, 1962
Dick Dale and His Del-Tones 1965
New Jordal Swingers 1974
Olivia Newton-John September 1975
Daddy Cool & The Lollipops 1979 Unverified
Kim & The Cadillacs 1984
Buck Owens November 16, 1988
Alan Jackson May 1994
Brian Setzer & The Tomcats 1997

Alan Jackson – Summertime Blues Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Well I’m a-gonna raise a fuss, I’m gonna raise a holler
About workin’ all summer just to try an’ earn a dollar
Every time I call my baby, to try to get a date
My boss says, “No dice, son, you gotta work late”

[Chorus]
Sometimes I wonder what I’m gonna do
‘Cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues

[Verse 2]
Well my mom ‘n’ papa told me, “Son, you gotta make some money
If you wanna use the car to go ridin’ next Sunday”
Well I didn’t go to work, told the boss I was sick
“Now you can’t use the car cause you didn’t work a lick”

[Chorus]
Sometimes I wonder what I’m gonna do
‘Cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues

[Verse 3]
I’m gonna take two weeks, gonna have a vacation
I’m gonna take my problem to the United Nation
Well I called my congressman and he said quote
“I’d like to help you son, but you’re too young to vote”

[Chorus]
Sometimes I wonder what I’m gonna do
‘Cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues

[Verse 4]
Well I’m a-gonna raise a fuss, I’m gonna raise a holler
About workin’ all summer just to try an’ earn a dollar
Sometimes I wonder what I’m gonna do
‘Cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues

[Chorus]
Yeah, sometimes I wonder what I’m gonna do
‘Cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues

[Outro]
No there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues

Single Alan Jackson (Arista 1994)
Single Alan Jackson (Arista 1994)