Friday, October 20, 2006

Friday Classics #6

Ok so we're back with Friday Classics, its been awhile. Today u get Quincy Jones' cover of the Lovin' Spoonful's 'Summer In The City', a brilliant, slick as f*ck, soul coasting, slow burner. Fans of Nightmares On Wax will know the opening keys very well, as this track provided the inspiration and backbone to their classic 'Les Nuits'. U can find the Jones version on a few compilations but it originally comes from his 1973 'You've Got It Bad' album. 'I Have Seen' was covered by Zero 7 on their 'Simple Things' album, but this original by Manchester 60's soul band The Peddlers featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra is far better. Roy Phillips' lush and rich vocals are mesmerizing, he also wrote this classic. Last up is another Patrice Rushen item called 'Number One' which goes to show just how incredibly talented this woman is, she wrote, arranged and produced this awesome rollerskating jam and ofcourse plays all the keyboards. 'Number One' has been covered, remixed and edited by a fair number of big names, but honestly this original jumps with grace amongst the greatest block party jams of all time.

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