Playing tracks by
Holly Nall, Quincy Jones, Black moon, The Pharcyde, The Roots and more.
the lovin' spoonful's summer in the city one of the most important songs in recorded history. as cover versions have been released by everyone from joe cocker to quincy jones. this massive range in alternate versions is a testament to just how widespread the bands' influence was, as it stretched across both genres and generations. also has been sampled heavily throughout hip-hop and electronic music, making appearances in songs from massive attack to the pharcyde, among many others. the song has also been used consistently within television and film throughout the decades, and this serves as a testament to not only the quality of the music on the song, but also to the fact that it remains just as fresh and relevant today as it did more than five decades ago.
here is a little mixtape about this track filled with different styles, covers, mashups, edits and remixes. they had one thing in common:
all can put a little summer into your city