Monday, 2 July 2012

Strictly Summer pt I

OK now, we're having a particularly wack summertime in the UK at the minute, in fact it's raining heavily right now, but i've been meaning to put this selection up for years now, so regardless of the weather we bring the summer vibes via music !
Grab it & put it away for a (non) rainy day.

This is part I of our Strictly Summer collection, it contains tracks such as -

Dorothy Ashby's 'Little Sunflower' from the lovely 'Afro Harping' LP is here, originally written by Freddie Hubbard. Smooth summer vibes.

'Sunshower' by Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band has been heavily sampled, the rain noise in the back is just a little taste of a British summer.

From the 'Truck Turner' soundtrack, 'Driving In The Sun' by Isaac Hayes is more summer smoothness. As sampled by Pete Rock on Freddie Foxxx's 'Mind Frame'.

The KPM library recorded & released many a classic tune, this is one of the mellower cuts from the awesome 'Afro Rock' album - 'Sahara Sunrise' by John Cameron & Alan Parker.

From the 'Doom' LP we have Mood with 'Illuminated Sunlight', not particularly summery, but it's got "Sunlight" in the title, so shut up.

'Stick It Where The Sun Don't Shine' also has fuck all to do with summer but it's a dope little joint anyways & it's by Original Flavor.

Simon Park's 'Sun High' is originally from the DeWolfe library, it was later chosen for the soundtrack of the original 1978 'Dawn Of The Dead'. Sampled by Cage & Camu Tao on the Nighthawks LP.

With 'Breathe In The Sun' from the Black Dialogue LP it's The Perceptionists - MCs Akrobatik and Mr Lif, with DJ Fakts One.

Finally be have bearded breakbeat goodness with ZZ Top's 'Cheap Sunglasses', Billy Gibbons said that he got his guitar sound on this track by using a Marshall Major amplifier with a blown tube & a Maestro ring modulator which added to the character of the song ! Nicely done Billy.

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Strictly Summer pt I

5 Elementz - Sun Flower
Alphabet Soup - Sunny Day in Harlem
Dorothy Ashby - Little Sunflower
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Sunshower
Ghostface Killah ft Slick Rick, Raekwon & Rza - The Sun
Herbie Hancock - Sun Touch
Isaac Hayes - Driving In The Sun
John Cameron & Alan Parker - Sahara Sunrise
Kool G Rap - Tekilla Sunrise
Large Professor - Sunrise
Mood - Illuminated Sunlight
Organized Konfusion - Walk Into The Sun (Remix)
Original Flavor - Stick It Where The Sun Don't Shine
Ramsey Lewis & Earth Wind And Fire - Sun Goddess
Simon Park - Sun High
Sun - Sun Is Here
The Mighty Threes - In The Sun
The Perceptionists - Breathe In The Sun
Weldon Irvine - Morning Sunrise
ZZ Top - Cheap Sunglasses

Password - defandstupid

Up next - Part II of Strictly Summer.

"It's So Bright & So Smashing"

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