Ah, Noel McKoy one of the unsung heros of UK soul. In my opinion he’s one of the voices of British soul music who really should get wider recognition. He has released one album with his family as McKoy (Full Cirlce) and two solo albums (Mind Is The Keeper and Please Take This Personal), recorded with the James Taylor Quartet and appeared on numerous songs as session singer, he even recorded a song with Elisha La’Verne (I Remember Summer). The good news is that he’s finally back with a new song (this one reviewed here) and a new album called Cut From The Same Cloth that’s due for a release in June 2006.
Yam Who?, who are more famous for their remix works for the likes of N’Dambi, Alison Crockett, Amp Fiddler or Incognito, finally make their Papa Records debut with a cover of Summertime, originally recorded by A High Frequency in 1980 and released on Nia Records.
This new version is an uplifting feel good house song with inspiring organ, piano and strings solos. Well, just what one needs when the temperature’s rising. With only a Main Mix and an Instrumental Mix available here this is just like in the good ol’ days when you didn’t suffer from a remix overkill.
So don’t look any further for the summer anthem of 2006. Yam Who? and Papa Record have released it already.
Tracklisting of Summertime: 1. Main Mix/ 2. Instrumental Mix | released 2006 by Papa Records
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