Amplified Samples, Will Trample…


Cleared Samples

Sample Sunday, back in full effect! Sure, I’ve laid out plenty of sampled song since the last Sample Sunday, but this time, its by design.

I’m keeping this simple, selecting some pretty recognizable samples this time. There’s some Daft Punk, a couple for the Beastie Boys, Black SheepBlackStreet and a king of samples that’s been cut and chopped up over 120 times. If I can get my shit together, I’ll make another post of less recognizable samples next.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

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/ll-Macquillage Lady-Sister Sledge

 

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/Loose Booty- Sly & The Family Stone

 

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Headless Heroes- Eugene Mc-Daniel

 

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Celestial Blues- Gary Bartz Atu Troop

 

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Grandma’s Hands- Bill Withers

 

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Dont Change Your Love- 5 Stairsteps & Cubie

 

 

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Breathe and Stop, For Real…

Calvin n Muad'dib

I’ve been unconsciously following Daoist philosophies this winter. I’ve just been tired. Really, really tired. Beyond fatigued. It doesn’t help that the sun doesn’t want to help me out and it kicked in the Blues really well, but the combination of different arthritis and the meds for it just inspire me to hibernate. I thought I was coming out of it, I didn’t see my shadow for a while but The White Menance III arrives today. But, by doing nothing, I have achieved everything, including musical inspiration.

Everybody’s Records is one of the Trinity of record stores here in Cincinnati, and they have been having give away contest on Facebook that my household has won 4 times this year (got to be in it to win it). Last time around, I won an I store coupon, which, of course, I used right away. I picked up several good albums, including Adventures in Paradise by Minnie Riperton , which was always the “lion record” when I was little. This is an album that I would always listen to with my Mom when we would be doing stuff in the house. She didn’t really listen to many female singers except for Aretha. But she would let me pick out the playlist sometimes, and this was one of my favorites. Somewhere down the line of moving from place to place, the album was lost, and it’s just one of those things where you forget about it as you get older. I probably have seen it in all my digs in various places, but it didn’t click until I saw it a few weeks ago.

I’ve resisted just posting the whole album, so there are a few more songs from her small catalog. Unfortunately, she died from breast cancer at the age of 31, with only 5 solo albums to her name ( a 6th came out posthumously a year afterwards). I’ve put up mostly her uptempo recordings, the stuff that was sampled, and she was sampled on the regular. A Tribe Called Quest, Pete Rock, Atmosphere, The Roots, Kendrick Lamar, and many others are all down.

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

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Adventures In Paradise- Minnie Riperton

 

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Baby This Love I Have- Minnie Riperton

 

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Take a Little Trip- Minnie Riperton

 

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You Take My Breath Away- Minnie Riperton

 

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When it Comes Down To It- Minnie Riperton

 

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Here We Go- Minnie Riperton

 

 

 

 

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Sample Sunday IV: The Quest for Peace

The Fruitman

Well, we missed The White Menace II: Electric Boogaloo. Wasn’t even that cold yesterday, granted I stayed inside as much as possible. I did venture out of the cave long enough to pick out a few songs. The first song I came across just happened to be sampled by the man, J Dilla for his incredible Donuts album (more from that later). Dilla’s The Diff’rence came from Kool & the Gang‘s Fruitman. Most of you won’t remember who the fruitman was, in regards to the U.S. He would pull a cart full of fresh fruit along the streets, and just shout what he had. Now I’ m not really old enough to remember the fruitman making rounds. Not really, really old enough. I’m guessing the fruitman was put out of business in the 50s  to early 60s. When I lived in Germany in the mid to late 70s, there were a couple of of men who pushed a cart of fruit in and around the post. I’m guessing you could go somewhere in Europe today, and find a village that has free wifi everywhere and the fruitman would be making rounds on Sunday. That’s just what’s up over there.

So, inspired by Dilla, I’m throwing out some samples as used by Chubb Rock, Digable PlanetsIce T and others (too many to mention). Next week, more from my home state of Ohio, via Canton. Canton and it’s soul music. Wait…what?

 

Ladies and Gentleman:

 

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Fruitman- Kool & the Gang

 

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Do It Baby- The Miracles

 

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Bad Times- Tavares

 

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Damn Right I’m Somebody- Fred Wesley and the J.B.’s

 

 

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