The Cowsills In Books

The Heart of Rock & Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made
by Dave Marsh
DaCapo Press; (April 1999)


on Page 221:
Hot Time In The Summertime - Sly and The Family Stone
Written and produced by Sly Stone

Hot Fun in the Summertime" starts out as a joke, a satire of stuff like the Cowsills' "The Rain, The Park and Other Things," phony nostalgia for an America of pastoral good times that probably never existed for anyone, and certainly never had any reality for black people.

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