Best record sampled in another record
http://www.whosampled.com is great for stuff like this. For example:Posted 5 years ago
I like “Amen Brother” but there’s not much to the tune apart from the monster drums!
Bit like this oddity. I wonder how many people listened to the original compared to De La Soul, Ultramagnetic, etc:
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0T48Qwn4dA[/video]Posted 5 years ago
I can’t really get into Nas, even though this album has great production it’s got the bleakest lyrics ever:
But I love this album:
And Stanley Cowell has awesome threads on the back cover.
Posted 5 years ago
Marlena Shaw – Woman of The Ghetto (Live) as sampled on Blueboy’s “Remember Me”
Corking example. The original is a 10-minute epic describing a mother’s descent into poverty and prostitution, the Blueboy tune is background music for a wine bar.
Being an anorak about it, it (the original) is about the plight and history of black mothers in America in general – hence “I am THE woman of the ghetto” and all that stuff about slave ships, lack of access to education as well as the drugs and prostitution bit. I agree that once you’ve heard that, the Blueboy thing is almost offensive in its chirpy popness.Posted 5 years ago
Nowt wrong with being an anorak about it. I saw Marlena Shaw playing live the other year, she was ace and looked like she was really enjoying herself.
Another example of a great tune where the sampling song (Moby) stripped out all the power of the original:
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXH_jh6PXkE[/video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXH_jh6PXkEPosted 5 years ago
Following from some comments in the James Gang thread, what are the best songs / pieces of music you know that are possibly as well / better known as a sample in someone else’s record?
Starter for ten: Marlena Shaw – Woman of The Ghetto (Live) as sampled on Blueboy’s “Remember Me”Posted 5 years ago
Cymande are fantastic. I was really surprised to find out they were British (well, their LP was, I think the members of the group came from all over). They were put together by the same bloke who discovered Status Quo.
I’m not sure they’re better known on account of being sampled, although a few famous groups have used them.
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN5Pb18WySE[/video]Posted 5 years agomboySubscriber
The Amen break is one of, if not the most used sample in history, it pretty much helped spawn the whole D&B/Jungle movement back in the early 90’s.
Anyway… Here’s some more VERY sampled classics… Points win prizes people, so see if you can guess where else they’ve been sampled! No points if you have to google it or look on whosampled.com… 😉
And that’s just a few of the more well known ones… There are more where those came from! 😉Posted 5 years ago
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