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The Cat Days of Summer #MusicMonday

Hola kitties! Did you know about the Cat Days of Summer? Does anyone really know when these dog cat days are? Some say they are the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, which coincide with the dawn rising of Sirius, the Dog Star. TW always taught me they run from the day before her birthday to Gramma's birthday—July 12 to August 20—which around here are the hottest days of the summer. Why am I telling you all this?

The Cat Days of Summer #MusicMonday

This week's music prompt is "Songs about dogs (or any pets) in honor of the end of the Dog Days of Summer." I'm glad the prompter, John from The Sound of One Hand Typing, added "or other pets" since at least three of the blogs who participate in the Music Moves Me blog hop which is also known as "Mewsic Moves Me" are cat blogs. I don't see dog bloggers participating.

I've put together a playlist of cat songs with one lone dog song. Heh heh. Dunno why I didn't have one of begin with. Oh yeah. I did until GrooveShark closed down. The lists is in no particular order but a good part of it are rockabilly songs since they're a bunch of hep cats. All songs except one are from our iTunes. The set starts with some rockabilly, then some bands with "cat" in their names and ends on a miscellaneous note. Put on your blue suede shoes and prepare to rock!



Levi Dexter & the Ripchords—"Catfight"
Robert Gordon—"The Catman"
Carl Perkins—"Put Your Cat Clothes On"
Stray Cats—"Stray Cat Strut"
Rockats—"Go Cat Wild"
Joe Jackson—"We the Cats (Shall Hep Ya)"
Kilkenny Cats—"Shakin' in the 60s"
Scruffy the Cat—"Blue Russian" Had to include this one. I'm part Russian Blue.
Scruffy the Cat—"Tiger Tiger" Scruffy hails from Bahston.
Syd Barrett—"Lucifer Sam" Love this vid about Sam the Siamese.
Squeeze—"Cool for Cats"
Mike Mills & Peter Buck—"The Ballad of Cat Ballou" HAH! I got some R.E.M. in here.
Gary Numan—"She's Got Claws" I've got sharp teeth and claws and I know no fear.
iAmMoshow—"CatNip" Cat loving rap.
Gloria Balsam_"Fluffy" Dr. Demento discovered her. Don't blame me.
Tina Pell—"Fifi Goes Pop" My one dog song. Don't try this at home.

Hope y'all enjoyed this edition of The Stunning Keisha Show starring DJ CK. I 'pologize if TW mucked up the order of the songs. I made her change it so many times. I'm participating in the #4M Music Moves Me blog hop co-hosted by Curious as a Cathy and a chorus of others.

The Cat Days of Summer #MusicMonday

Gratuitous cat photo for your viewing pleasure.

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  1. Stray Cat Strut is my all-time favorite!

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  2. Great set here, and great take on the prompt!

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  3. That's a lot of cat songs. Way cool.

    Have a purrfect day and week. ♥

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  4. That was fun - Moshow, and Joe Jackson covering Cab Calloway!

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  5. Pawsome job on the cat song set. We are playing this right now in the office. Thanks for sharing the great songs for Music Monday. Have a wonderful rest of your week.
    World of Animals

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  6. Beautiful songs. Enjoyed them all.

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  7. Totally cool set, but I have to agree with Wastside Cats, Stray Cats is my favorite. I don't know why I didn't think of it, but I've never heard of this one it's rather cool. The Cat fight! All of them is cool!!!

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  8. That was a wonderful cat playlist CK and once again you proved thar cats rock!

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  9. Great playlist! Our fave is Stray Cat Strutt. Our mom had a thing for the Stray CAts in the 80's.

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  10. MOL Now Mom is hearing Stray Cat Strut in her head!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  11. Hey y'all,

    Very clever switch-a-roo! I should've figured you of all would be the little rebel but that's alright because as you know most of my past pets were kitties. I like your post title -groovy job and your playlist -pAwesome!

    You introduced a lot of new song titles to me. The only songs I knew from your set is 'Stray Cat Strut and The Ballad of Cat Ballou. 'The Catman' put a smile on my face because DH's uncle often would say to him or whoever, 'What's up Catman?' I wonder if it has something to do with this song or it was just an expression from his younger years.

    Thanks for joining the 4M gang on the dance floor with such fun song picks. Have a boogietastic week!

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  12. ck...manee thanx for yur stunning fotoz, gra two a tuss... ore.... non gra two a tuss...

    ya noe; frank lee with climate change { thatz "knot reel lee ther" uh huh..... } de dawg dayz of summer haz mooved inta fall seemz like....noe spring, noe fall, just summer, winter

    lookin for werd ta given a listen two de ♫♫♪♫♪
    when de FSG getz home ☺☺♥♥

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  13. No "Year of the Cat"? or "Teaser and the Firecat" - by Cat Stevens ?

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  14. Love that there are so many cat songs in rockabilly! Put Your Cat Clothes On...I live that song! MOL

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  15. How did I not know there were so many cat songs out there? I love the photo of you living on the edge :) XO

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  16. Stray Cat Strut was one of my choices too. Never knew there were this many songs about cats! Meow!

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  17. Wow, so many cat songs! The mom had Stray Cat Strut as her ringtone at one time.

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  18. Looks like a great list and I will listen later. The only ones I recognise are Stray Cats, Squeeze and Gary Numan, but when I listen there may be more that I know.
    I don't often listen to Rockabilly, but when I do I enjoy it.

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  19. I love that last picture of you, CK. Give TW a tiny break ... that list of songs is just as stunning as you are!!

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  20. You put together a great list, CK! And thank you for the photo of your fine self.

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  21. Totally different...kind of cool - considering Stray Cat Strut was the only one I knew about, although I had heard of Squeeze and Gary Numan as artists. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  22. I love that you went with all cat songs, save the one doggy song... Cats reign supreme! Or at least our cats definitely reign our dogs...heh!! Thanks for the dance - hope you're having a fabulous weekend! :)

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