June 23rd, 2010 | Radio

BeachBoysSummer is for parties, bbqs, first loves, surfing, roadtrips and….THE BEACH BOYS! No music better captures that carefree Southern California summer spirit than our boys from Hawthorne. We paid tribute to them this past Saturday at HM-157 with a benefit concert in support of the Sweet Relief Musician’s Fund…and with this mixtape! In the spirit of every musician at the tribute exclusively playing Beach Boys tunes, I decided to make this mix a covers record as well, but with a little twist. I am very pleased to present my Top 10 Tunes That The Beach Boys Covered.
Jody Orsborn, When You Awake

Download: When You Awake Beach Boys Mixtape


Moon Dawg (written by Derry Weaver and recorded by The Gamblers)
Barbara Ann (written by Fred Fassert and recorded by The Regents)
Cotton Fields (written and recorded by Lead Belly)
Sloop John B (a traditional West Indies folk song)
I Should Have Known Better (written by John Lennon and recorded by the
I Can Hear Music (written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector
and recorded by the Ronettes)
Devoted To You (Written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant and recorded by The
Everly Brothers)
Ruby Baby (written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and recorded by The
Just Once In My Life (written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King and Phil Spector
and recorded by The Righteous Brothers)*
Don’t Worry Baby (ok, not technically a cover but Brian Wilson did write it
as an attempt to capture the essence of The Ronettes’ tune “Be My
Baby”….and I couldn’t do a Beach Boys mixtape without including it)

*This one’s on the mix in honor of Andy from the World Record/Parson Redheads, who was our backing band’s fearless leader and worked tirelessly to make the music at the tribute amazing. Thanks Andy!