May 29, 2012
A blatant attempt to recreate the “Chattahoochee” phenomenon.
It doesn’t work. Jackson’s too old to be singing “Summertime Blues”, and the charm of the Eddie Cochran original is lost by forcing those country line-dance beats into the backing track.
It was a big hit, but “Summertime Blues” remains an artistic low point in his career.
Written by Jerry Capeheart and Eddie Cochran
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