Donna Summer Tribute – BeatSession 05|22|12

The Original Sample:

The Way We Were (Live) performed by Donna Summer

As much as I love doing these WBS tributes, it seems like they’re happening one after another. They say it happens in threes — First MCA, then Donna Summer, and now Robin Gibb. All three passed away just this month from battles with cancer.  This week we pay our respects to Donna Summer.

This week’s sample is probably not the most obvious selection for a tribute to the undisputed Queen of Disco, but it’s fitting given the circumstances. There’s no long write-up this week. Instead, I’ll leave you with footage from the Donna Summer’s live ’78 performance from which this week’s sample is taken. And of course, be sure to check out the submissions and tributes from this week’s featured producers.

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012)

peace, @illa0804 /@GenerationILL

Featured Beats and Producers:

MEMORY JOINT (SUMMER BROWN) by Mr. Klimatic (Toledo, OH)

Donn o’ Summer (Ruff Draft) by Mr. Kwazi (Ontario, Canada)

Memories Love to Elevate by NeV (Augusta, GA)

Memory (Loss) by Blackph03nix (London, England)

Sweet Summer Sun by Ize (Manila, Philippines)

5.18.12 by Jla da Composer (Chicago, IL)

Blur The Line by DJ Magic Of Beast Coast (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

Remember (A memory) by Twitchbeats (Hollis, NY)

Thank You, Thank You by Sideways (Portland, OR)

Flex by 25/8 (Miami, FL)

The Way You Were by thadizzie1 (San Francisco, CA)

My Mind by Hi-Rock (Toronto, Canada)

Bonus Beat:

Memories by Kritikul (Miami, FL) // circa 2005, contains sample of original song

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