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South Side of Summer

by Bird Mancini

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Bird Mancini is back with a sneak preview from their upcoming CD, with the warm and steamy new song “South Side of Summer.” This latest single will be released worldwide to all major streaming services on August 6, 2021. The track features Ruby Bird’s sultry and soulful vocal with mellow and bluesy guitar notes by Billy Carl Mancini, and shimmering production. All vocals and instruments are played by Ruby and Billy on this cinematic and sparkling release.

Ruby says:

"I wrote the words to this song in the dead of winter, longing for the warm days and starry firefly nights I enjoyed on my family farm, and the bounty it provided in late summer. I brought these words to Billy, to see if he could come up with music that captured that lazy, sultry summertime feeling...and of course he did. South Side of Summer is a special time."


South Side of Summer
©2021 Ruby Bird / Billy Carl Mancini, Bonk Zone Music ASCAP

August 17…..A special time
Corn on the cob…..Blueberry pie
Sultry sun to balmy nights give way
South side of summer coming my way

Sunflowers tall……Sneakers on the line
Eggplant’s almost ready……Tomatoes on the vine
Fields of green and yellow…..Stacked high with hay
South side of summer coming your way

It’s what I dream of……January
It’s what I pray for……February
Sweet anticipation round April and May
Hallelujah, it’s here today……

Rivers running slow now……Creek’s down to a crawl
Over your shoulder……Looking toward Fall
Cicadas sing a warning……these last warm days
South side of summer slipping away
South side of summer…..Slipping…..Away


released August 6, 2021
All vocals and instruments by Ruby Bird & Billy Carl Mancini
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Bill Mason at Second Story Studio, Boston, MA
Photo by Billy Carl Mancini. Sunflower grown by Alan DeMola.


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Bird Mancini Boston, Massachusetts

“…a cosmopolitan fusion…pop music in the most adventurous, inclusive sense of the term.” -The Boston Globe

Ruby Bird and Billy Carl Mancini, better known as BIRD MANCINI, Boston's acclaimed accordion/guitar rock duo/band features eclectic and at times a bit psychedelic rock with lush vocal arrangements, blues-tinged guitar, accordion, harmonica, and a variety of percussion, bells and whistles.
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