Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Pompey's dad was an Electric Circus dancer

by Dave Jaffer

November 22, 2016

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If Dalton Pompey doesn't use "Summertime Summertime" as his walk-up music next season, what's the point of anything?

Older AUX readers may remember the existence of Electric Circus, a live music/dance show that aired on MuchMusic and CityTV from 1988-2003. Toronto Blue Jays fans may know that speedy outfielder Dalton Pompey is from Mississauga. People who know who Toronto Mike is already know where I’m going with this.

As the story goes, Mike was talking to CBC Toronto anchor Dwight Drummond (who used to be a security guard at Electric Circus) and the two discussed the “cowboy hat wearing dancer.”

Recalls Mike:

Immediately, I remembered a story Maestro Fresh-Wes told me about this cowboy hat wearing dancer on Electric Circus back in the day. Maestro referred to him as “Soul Train meets Dukes of Hazzard.”

Drummond told Mike he had once heard that the dancer in question was Dalton Pompey’s dad, so Mike flat-out asked the younger Pompey via Twitter.

As it turns out, Kenrick Pompey was more than just an EC dancer with a memorable look. In 1992, he recorded a house track titled “Summertime Summertime,” which was distributed by Sony Music Canada and featured vocals by Deborah Cox, who also received a writing credit. “Summertime Summertime” is currently streaming over at Toronto Mike’s site and has, for obvious reasons, received a wave of renewed popularity.

If Dalton Pompey doesn’t use “Summertime Summertime” as his walk-up music next season, what’s the point of anything?

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That’s him, we’re told, at 1:41 in the video below. If you can’t watch, this GIF about sums it up:

Tags: Sports, Cancon, News, Electric Circus, toronto blue jays

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