The bonus tracks are more of the same. The best of the lot was “Little Miss Cool,” written by Sonny Bono, which has an edge to it. He gives a surprisingly effective cover of The Beatles “All My Loving.” On the other hand such songs as “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You” and “Try” seem antiquated even by early-60s standards.
When his contact with Reprise expired, he formed a writing relationship with Robb Royer. They produced songs for such artists as Cher, Bobby Vee, Brian Hyland, Lesley Gore, and even the garage rock band, The Standells. Their greatest hour came when writing under the pseudonyms Arthur James and Robb Wilson, they won the Academy Award for their song “For All We Know.” The best was yet to come for he duo as they joined up with vocalist David Gates to form Bread, which was one of the more commercially successful light rock groups of the '70s.
Summer Holiday is an album that is frozen in time. It presents a nice slice of music from a simpler era and remains an a smooth listen nearly 50 years later.