Quincy Jones – Summer in the City [1973]

Absolute classic from one of my favourite composers, Quincy Jones. He takes only the lyrics from “Summer in the City” by The Loving Spoonful and transforms the tune into one of the greatest Jazz Funk compositions ever recorded. Such an epic piece of music is not meant to be encapsulated by one tune alone – which is why its been sampled a ton of times by a variety of artists.

From Wikipedia
The Quincy Jones cover of “Summer in the City” has been sampled by Massive Attack in the song “Exchange” from their acclaimed album Mezzanine, Nightmares on Wax in the song “Night’s Introlude” on the album Smokers Delight, and also by The Pharcyde on their seminal hit “Passin’ Me By” from the album Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde.

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One Response

  1. great stuff!

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