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About "Summertime"...


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On a MP3 blog, I came accross that:


The songs of summer — it’s so true. There’s something about certain songs that just mean summer. Over at Soul Sides, they’ve been running lists of summer songs (Check it out here, here, here, and here). Certain songs bring back memories of particular summers. For example, TLC’s “No Scrubs” was the summer jam of 1999; they played the damn thing every ten minutes and I never got tired of it. Prince’s whole Purple Rain album brings back the greatest summer of my life: 1984. Particularly memorable are the album track “When Doves Cry” and the B-side “Erotic City.”

So, check out the comments from the beginning of the Soul Sides series (Go here and then to comments). Three people recommend DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s song “Summertime.” I hate that song! It’s a lame-ass summer song. You know why? Because it’s a total rip-off of the much superior “Summertime” that was released by Doug E. Fresh two years earlier, in 1989. Take a listen for yourself. Sorry that the audio isn’t the greatest quality.

The song uses a sample from Dr. Savannah’s Original Buzzard Band’s “Sunshower,” which has also been referenced in the song “Sun Shawa” from the hot new British-Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A., who’s just been nominated for a Mercury Prize in Britain. Consider it a bonus summer song.


I don't know the song "Summertime" by Doug E. Fresh... Do you know it, you?

Doug E. Fresh has been an american "major rap star" according to the Wikipedia encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_E._Fresh)... In any case, if someone finds a link to listen to the song of Doug E. Fresh, put the link here please. I would like to compare both songs...

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