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Summertime by Sheya Mission

Summertime by Sheya Mission

Summertime by Sheya Mission

By Angus Taylor on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 3 comments

Listen to Sheya Mission’s Summertime from forthcoming album Nine Signs and Heavy Bliss.


George Gershwin's Summertime has to be one of the most covered songs in American popular music - from Billy Stewart's stuttering tic-infested horn fest to Sam Cooke's more leisurely campfire ballad rendition. It's also well represented in Jamaica: whether by Lloyd Clarke’s jaunty ska cut, B B Seaton’s brooding early reggae lament or Jimmy Riley's militant stalker for Dennis Brown’s label DEB.

This summer brought a new addition to the ranks. Its singer is jazzy chanteuse Sheya Mission, and its producer is Jonah Goldheart who helmed Daweh Congo's impressive last album 'Ghetto Skyline'. Laid down in Stockholm, the smooth, slightly chilly feel to Jonah's recordings works with Mission’s cool stately voice over a very traditional swung roots reggae rhythm in the mode of Bob Marley's cut of Natural Mystic. The result is a lingering affair that recalls Manasseh's reworking of Lord Creator's Such Is Life with the singer Judith - particularly on the dub. An album, 'Nine Signs and Heavy Bliss' is slated for release in 2011, and on this showing, it's one you won't want to miss...

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Posted by den2dden on 11.03.2010
I like your articles. Good luck.

Posted by little miss sunshine on 11.04.2010
Love this.

Posted by Goldus Goldington on 12.03.2010
Dub-version of this tune here:

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