Last weekend I went out to Shelter Island to escape the heat of the city.
Besides basking in the sun, eating fresh seafood, and watching some fireworks on the 4th, I was fortunate enough to take a ride in a friends newly purchased ’65 Cadillac Convertible. There is no way to explain cruising down back roads and beach streets with a hulking old white Cadillac. The top was down, the air in your hair…. everyone in the car was just speechlessly smiling and looking at each other. This is how you celebrate 4th of July.
The best part about the whole experience was that the car still had the original 8 track player installed. So as we drove 10mph down the strip on Sunset Beach, stopping traffic and turning heads, we had an 8 track playing the oldies but goodies. I’d like to imagine that we looked and sounded like a crew of time traveling hipsters that just flew in from the 60’s in our Cadillac time machine.
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Cadillac Cruisin’ (right click to download)
- The Monotones Book Of Love
- The Hollywood Flames Buzz-Buzz-Buzz
- The Elegants Little Star
- The Isley Brothers Shout (parts 1 &2)
- Thurston Harris Little Bitty Pretty One
- Jerry Lee Lewis Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On
- Paul Anka Diana
- Santo & Johnny Sleep Walk
- Roy Orbison Only The Lonely
- Little Richard Keep A-Knockin’
- The Diamonds The Stroll
- Fats Domino Whole Lotta Loving
- The Penguins Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)
- Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns Don’t You Just Know It
- Frankie Ford Sea Cruise
- Johnny & The Hurricanes Red River Rock
- Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode
- The Five Satins In The Stil Of The Night
- Buddy HollyIt Doesn’t Matter Any More
- The Everly Brothers Wake Up Little Susie
- The Beach Boys Barbara Ann
- Larry Williams Short Fat Fannie
- The Silhouettes Get A Job
- Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs Stay
- Risue & The Originals Angel Baby
And how can you celebrate America’s birthday with out some 4th of July Beer!?!! Here are some other pictures from the day.