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This 40 track UK compilation brings together an amazing selection of rare sought after and must have soul. funk, disco and jazz originals including, 'Troubled So Hard'-Vera Hall (from Moby's 'Natural Blues'), 'Take Yo' Praise'-Camille Yarbrough (from Fatb

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Troubled So Hard-Vera Hall
  2. Take Yo' Praise-Camille Yarbrough
  3. It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me-Barry White
  4. I Got The..-Labi Siffre
  5. Old Cape Cod-Patti Page
  6. The Magic Number-Bob Dorough
  7. Woman Of The Ghetto-Marlena Shaw
  8. Think (About It)-Lyn Collins
  9. Funky Drummer-James Brown
  10. Who Is He And What Is He To You?-Creative Source
  11. Chase The Devil-Max Romeo And The Upsetters
  12. Why?-Carly Simon
  13. Superfreak-Rick James
  14. I'm Coming Out-Diana Ross
  15. Good Times-Chic
  16. Rose Royce-Is It Love You're After?
  17. Musique-Keep On Jumpin'
  18. I Can't Go For That-Hall & Oates
  19. Buddy X-Neneh Cherry
  20. Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime-The Korgis
  21. Love Is You-Carol Williams
  22. Fate-Chaka Khan
  23. Let Me Down Easy-Rare Pleasure
  24. Soup For One-Chic
  25. Reach Up-Toney Lee
  26. Expansions-Lonnie Liston Smith
  27. Celebration Suite-Airto
  28. The Beat Goes On-Buddy Rich
  29. Sliced Tomatoes-Just Brothers
  30. Bring Down The Birds-Herbie Hancock
  31. Soul Bossa Nova (Original Mix)-Quincy Jones
  32. Sway-Rosemary Clooney
  33. Ain't There Something Money Can't Buy-Young Holt Unlimited
  34. Grandma's Hand's-Bill Withers
  35. Hercules-Aaron Neville
  36. Ike's Rap II-Isaac Hayes
  37. Be Thankful For What You've Got-William De Vaughn
  38. Cantaloupe Island-Herbie Hancock
  39. Is It Because I'm Black-Sly Johnson
  40. Stratus-Billy Cobham


Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 27, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI Import
  • ASIN: B0000506E8
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #353,023 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This is a great compilation of rare tracks that have been sampled by the great and not so great (Moby, Fatboy Slim, Robbie Williams, LL Cool J, Gang Starr, Massive Attack - who get 2 (1) entries!), from old-skool disco (Musique, Carol Williams, Creative Source), reggae (the Prodigy-sampled Max Romeo's Chase the Devil), blaxploitation-style jazz and funk (Lonnie Liston Smith, Young Holt Unlimited, Herbie Hancock, Marlena Shaw) , to cheesy 50's songs (Patti Page)!
Loads of snippets these songs have turned up on dance, pop, and hip-hop tracks...yes even the infamous (and litigious!) Funky Drummer by James Brown is here!
Really the shocking thing is how much better most of these songs are than the modern sampled versions, and how much they use these songs as a 'crutch' and rely on their relative obscurity of mainly black artist originals...I mean Rockafeller Skank by Fatboy Slim IS Sliced tomatoes by the Just brothers, with an annoying shouty vocal and modern drums. Nothing original there, but the track the sample's taken from is great funky ska-inflected surfer style groove. And Moby's lifted whole vocal segments from Troubled so hard by Vera Hall for his 'Natural Blues'. What's the originality in stealing whole chunks from a emotional spiritual/gospel tune with no backing music?!?
Other standout tracks are Marlena Shaw's 'Woman of the Ghetto' (sampled for Blueboy's 'Remember Me' which cruelly took all of the black-power politics OUT and used the ding-ding-ga-ding vocal!), Ain't there something money can't buy by Young holt unlimited, sampled by Gang Starr's Love sick, but an equally or better track...and much more political than the hip-hop track.
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By cp on January 22, 2001
Format: Audio CD
If you've ever wondered who sampled what for which hits, this CD is your answer. You'll be surprised (or at least I was) by how many artists sample tracks that we all assume they wrote in the first place. Fatboy Slim, Massive Attack, Eminem and many others have pumped all the tunes on this CD to transform them into huge hits. My personal favourites: the original Praise You (very slow, very chilled) and the original Mo'Money by Notorious BIG which is a fantastic disco track by Diana Ross. Other tracks are either too obscure and you can barely make out what was sampled, or way too similar to the sampled version (ie MC Hammer took a song called "Superfreak", did absolutely nothing to it, and released it as Can't Touch This) This is a brilliant CD and I'd say that 90% of the tracks sound much better than the rehashed versions.
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