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I Got a Woman - Ray Charles
(Appears in "Gold Digger"by Kanye West)
Must Be Jesus - The Southern Tones
(Appears in "I Got a Woman" by Ray Charles)
I Got The... - Labi Siffre
(Appears in "My Name Is" by Eminem)
Why Can't We Live Together - Timmy Thomas
(Appears in "Hotline Bling" by Drake)
What a Man - Linda Lyndell
(Appears in "Whatta Man" by Salt n Pepa)
Found a Child - Ballin' Jack
(Appears in "Groove is in the Heart" by Deeee-Lite)
The Barbershop Quartet from the beginning
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It depends though. Some covers are better than the originals. I believe even Dylan preferred Hendrix’ cover of “All Along the Watchtower”.
Some samples are used brilliantly. I thought Jessica Simpson’s “I Think I’m in Love” used a sample of “Jack and Diane” in a really interesting way. But often samples are just lifted and dropped in as an attention getter. Or sometimes just in the background because recording a new bass track was too much effort.
I have no problem with the theory of sampling. But I do have a problem with the implementation a lot of the time.
I hate sampling. The only thing I would use is my own samples and sound. Be fucking creative and come up with your own shit. Stop copying off motherfuckers please. It's old, boring, and just dull. You are really not a producer. You have to earn the label. Sorry, but not sorry.
The ability to think abstract thoughts is what separates humans from other animals--i.e. you can step back from the literal meaning of something and understand concepts and put things together without having to think about an actual physical example you've seen. Music may be something found in nature, but only humans can contemplate music theory and understand why something is considered music.
?Questlove?, The drummer for the Roots plays a DJ set (spins) from time to time at various Hip Hop clubs around the world. In these set he beautifully mixes and mashes mostly classic to new hip hop records with the track from which the producer sampled. First he would play the original match the beats of the hip hop track, fade out the original then once your mind gets blown he'll slowly mix in the original so there's a perfectly mashed up track, which he then blends in another originally sampled track from another dope hip hop song. I was lucky enough to dance my ass of to one of his sets in Seattle.
A very well-put-together video sir. I have so much trouble articulating to others as to why I subscribe to your videos and why they should to. After watching this video, I find myself pointing at my laptop screen going...this....thats why....this thing....hey honey come in here....this...that.
I loved the concept but if you do another video like this, it would be great if you played the original song without talking over it for a moment? I absolutely couldn't separate out the two sounds and had to google the originals.
Sampling done right is a beautiful way of acknowledging your predecessors and bringing their music back to new audiences(Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae, and I'd even argue Nikki Minaj do it right). But then there is outright stealing without credit or respect. That's where I have a problem.
The origins of sampling were not in theft. Many DJs in low income urban areas had records and turntables to make music with. That was it. They made enough money to live off of by DJing and didn't have enough money to buy instruments, so they literally created music with what they had. A lot of people don't understand what goes into sampling WELL. When a creative artist samples something, they don't just find 4 bars of a recording and loop it. They find 4 or 5 different samples that all fit together and they layer them in a way that you might not even be able to recognize them anymore, and find another 10 small sounds that they can add into the song throughout it's duration. Essential listening in this realm is "Endtroducing," an album by DJ Shadow. It's an amazing experience from start to finish.
i see you, paperback copy of howls moving castle. you thought you could hide. NOT FROM ME THOUGH. NOT WHEN I HAVE STARED AT THE SAME SPINE ON MY OWN BOOK CASE FOR OVER A DECADE.
oh and thanks for the music lesson, hank. i love picking apart music to get as close to its origin as possible.
I appreciate the fact that you turned a simple topic into a video of reasonable time. Most creators will take a video and stretch it out as long as possible, even if the topic could be discussed in a mere 2 minutes.
most people dont know that the gold digger sample, isnt a sample. he just got jamie fox to sing it since he had been doing a ray charles impression from ray. that way kanye avoided paying any royalties to charles
I love songs like this.. a while back I was flipping thru the radio and stopped on the oldies and son of a preacher man start and my friend got a wide eyed and for a second I'm kinda confused then it clicked and I'm like man.. they aren't playing hits from the bong on oldies calm down.. it was a total facepalm yet laughing at the same time moment