Still sick. Not like “Avoid work.” sick, cuz I’ve got to pay bills. But really, all I’ve been doing is going to work, take Dare to school, sleep, pick up Dare, go to work. I did slip out today to hit Comic-Con but that’s it. I didn’t think to post anything, so this is just a quick Sample Sunday hit.
I discovered that I have a lot of the records sampled by Massive Attack, one of my favorite groups. Some of the samples I’ve discovered by accident, just listening to albums that I have and never heard or ones that I haven’t listen to in forever. I also recommend going to WhoSampled.com or get the WhoSampled app for your phone or tablet or whatever, because they are pretty much the authority on samples. or just actually look on your album’s, tape’s, or CD’s liner notes if they were recorded after the “Sample Copyright Law” took effect in 1998.
Just a quick note on sampling: I’m pretty much on the fence. If the song being sampled is recognizable or is a prominent element of the song, I think the sampled artist is entitled to a compensation for the sample. That only seems fair. But maybe a standard fee should be applied. I’m not sure what the fee is at this time. That will be for another post after some non-sick research. I’m just not for the fee being some exuberant price to where the small , up and coming underground artist can’t make the song that they originally planned. Take a look at the movies Copyright Criminals, or Sample This to get more information on the art of sampling.
Anyway, here are a few songs from Massive Attack, and the songs they sampled.
Ladies and Gentlemen:Blue Lines- Massive Attack
Sampled:Sneakin’ In the Back- Tom Scott and the L.A.Express
andRock Creek Park- The Blackbyrds
Massive Attack- Daydreaming
Sampled:Mambo- Wally Badarou
(Exchange)- Massive Attack
Sampled:Summer in the City- Quincy Jones
andOur Day Will Come- Isacc Hayes
* Yes, I was so sick it took me a week to finish the post up.
** Yes, this is the line from My Philosophy, not “just sample”.
*** A seckle is really a pear.