In 1963 "Hey Girl" by Freddie Scott made it to number 10 on the charts. It's one of those songs that got so little play on the oldies stations that I'd forgotten it even existed until I heard it on a juke box some 25 years later.
It was surprising then, how hearing it again brought me right back to the summer of '63 and tobacco picking in Windsor, Connecticut.
Windsor shade grown tobacco provided wrapper leaf for high quality cigars. In 1961 shade grown tobacco made the silver screen in Parrish, filmed in Windsor with Troy Donahue and Connie Stevens. Tobacco was big in the 60s, but since then almost all of the farms have been sold off to real estate developers.