Friday, October 20, 2017

10 essential Summer jams / Cast your fav!

10 essential Summer jams10 essential Summer jams… So, here we are. On our way (once again) to enjoy the delights of the hottest season of the year. Hard to not think of the countless pictures/flavors that come with it. From the blue of the Ocean and the sweetness of the sand to the chillin’ sunsets. From the languorous strolls with the beloved one to some hot party time with pals. And that specific feeling as if the clock had slowed down to let us take our time for at least a while…

No need to say how this selection is way from being exhaustive. Nevertheless, you should find thereafter a pretty much illustrative sample of jams celebrating the holiday season.

Wishing you’ll enjoy the ride as much as we did, while putting this together for you. With your feedback, and a mention of your favorite song more than welcome…

10 essential Summer jams / Sunday Brunch – Midsummer Night (Svek)
Unlike what its title suggests this atmospheric aural delight doesn’t highlight what would be like the middle of the Summer. But, contrary, comes as a celebration of the longest daytime period of the year. In other words, as the opener to the reputedly holiday season. Therefore finding place at the Summer solstice the date of which varying between June 21 and June 24 from a year to another. This festivity, which finds some echo in certain parts of Germany, is more of a Scandinavian thing as a matter of fact. With future married eventually jumpin’ over a firework to make a wish.
10 essential Summer jams / DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime (Jive)
Hard to not think of this cool gem as a turning point, if not a release. Here as well, inviting us to enjoy the delights of the supposedly warmest days of the year. If the commplicity between Martin Lawrence and Will Smith (The Fresh Prince) happened to be for much in the success of ‘Bad Boys’ on the screens, the exact same could be said about the association between the latter and DJ Jazzy Jeff musicwise. Both of them perfectly recapturing the hedonistic feeling comin’ along with the Summer. Cleverly borrowing a sample from Kool & The Gang‘s classic ‘Summer Madness’.
10 essential Summer jams / Jill Scott – Spring Summer Feeling (Ron Trent Mix) (white label)
Neo-Soul songstress Jill Scott came up with the sultry ‘Spring Summer Feeling’ back in 2004. A languorous ballad from her ‘Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2’ album. Chicago studio wizard Ron Trent would soon after get it to another dimension. Turnin’ it into a fascinating uptempo while bringin’ it that syncopation which stands as a part of his trademark. Therefore crafting up the perfect contrast to enhance the overall feeling of Scott‘s performance…
10 essential Summer jams / The McCrarys – Love On A Summer Night (Capitol)
Although they released a total of 6 albums between 1972 and 1982, L.A. family-band The McCrarys most likely stand as a one hit wonder. They would ironically score their only success before disbanding. Droppin’ ‘Love On A Summer Night’ as a part of their ‘All Night Music’ with production work by the likes of Wayne Henderson. A sweet and sophisticated gem among the most sought after on the second hand market. Therefore due to be getting a mention in our Most Wanted section. And most likely in a forthcoming episode of our 10 essential Disco Jazz cuts series…
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