I'm not really all that mysterious

wrong city/wrong season/wrong weather/no matter

This is from Brooklyn…

Man, I dig post-modernism.

“Summertime” by Mos Def

So Mos takes the refrain from an old school freestyle track by Nocera and throws it into the mix. The lyrics “take me to the water” recalls old gospel spirituals about baptism, and summer time brings to mind Gershwin’s lullaby, too. For good measure, Mos adds some Bob Marley and William DeVaughn in.

“Summertime, Summertime” by Nocera

“Summertime” by Nina Simone

“Sun is Shining” by Bob Marley

“Be Thankful for what You Got” by William DeVaughn

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