Summer Jamz ’09: Dan Love

Kool & The Gang’s, “Summer Madness,” is one of the most gratifying seasonally themed records of all time and the inspiration for a plethora of songs that could lay claim to the same...
By    May 28, 2009

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Kool & The Gang’s, “Summer Madness,” is one of the most gratifying seasonally themed records of all time and the inspiration for a plethora of songs that could lay claim to the same title. Recorded in 1973 (incidentally, the year credited as hip hop’s official birth date) and released on the group’s seventh studio album, Light Of Worlds, “Summer Madness” endures as a song perfectly suited to hazy, sun-drenched evenings with the buzz of the season hanging in the air.

Each of the selected songs incorporate “Summer Madness” in some way, although it’s worth noting Khalis Bayyan’s distinctive mellotron and synthesiser parts–the most heavily utilised element of the sample source. This compilation provides a relatively comprehensive, chronological overview of the Kool & The Gang original and its journey through the course of hip hop history, with tracks dating from 1988 through to 2009. Crack open a cold one and enjoy: this really is a new definition of “Summer Madness.”

1. Kool & The Gang – Summer Madness (1974)
2. Rodney O & Joe Cooley – Give Me The Mic (1988)
3. Gangstarr – DJ Premier In Deep Concentraion (1989)
4. DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince – Summertime (1991)
5. Powerule – 5 Minutes 2 Showtime (1991)
6. Ten Tray – World Is A Ghetto (1992)
7. Miles Davis – The Doo-Bop Song (1992)
8. Coolio – Mama, I’m In Love Wit A Gangsta (1993)
9. Ice Cube – You Know How We Do It (1993)
10. Digable Planets – Jimmi Diggin’ Cats (1993)
11. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – What’s Next On The Menu (1993)
12. Mad Skillz – Get Your Groove On (1996)
13. Da Bush Babees – The Love Song (1996)
14. Heather B – What Goes On (1996)
15. Lootpack – Hityawitdat (1999)
16. DJ Spinna ft. Fresh Daily & Daniel Joseph – Summer Madness (2009)

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