The Sample Life (Revisited)

To round off the weekend, there was an interesting, if disappointingly brief, article in The Grauniad the other day, featuring interviews with Mark Moore and Pascal Gabriel entitled “How we made Theme from S-Express” which reminded me quite a lot of a post I wrote over a year ago, featuring all of the songs which were sampled on that song.

And since I’m a firm believer in recycling, as obviously were Moore and Gabriel, I figured I may as well revive it.

So here you go, slightly edited and with all links updated.

“The other day my iPod decided to play me a tune that’s the main sample on a record that I love, and which always gets these old bones moving. Hearing it made me seek out the rest of the oh-so-many samples on said record.

There’s quite a few:

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Alfredo De La Fe – Hot to Trot

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Crystal Grass – Crystal World

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Debbie Harry – Feel the Spin

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Gene Roddenberry – The Star Trek Dream

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Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson – The Bottle

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(Warning: Do not listen to this one unless you really like very rude words)

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Karen Finley – Tales Of Taboo

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Laura Olsher – The Martian Monsters

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Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait

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Rose Royce – Is It Love You’re After

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Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs – Oh That’s Good, No That’s Bad

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Stacey Q – Two Of Hearts

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TZ – I Got The Hots For You (Vocal Version)

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Yazoo – Situation

Put ’em altogether, and what have you got?

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S’Express – Overture – Theme From S’Express

You’re welcome. Still sounds as great today as it did back in the day, in my book.

(Disclaimer: blame Wikipedia if any of those are wrong)

More soon.

The Sample Life

The other day my iPod decided to play me a tune that’s the main sample on a record that I love, and which always gets these old bones moving. Hearing it made me seek out the rest of the oh-so-many samples on said record.

There’s quite a few:

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Alfredo De La Fe – Hot to Trot

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crystal-grass-crystal-world-philips

Crystal Grass – Crystal World

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MI0003779123

Debbie Harry – Feel the Spin

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Gene Roddenberry – The Star Trek Dream

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Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson – The Bottle

+ (This next one should have been in my recent sweary Friday Night Music Club. Do not listen to it unless you really like rude words)

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Karen Finley – Tales Of Taboo

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Laura Olsher – The Martian Monsters

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Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait

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Rose Royce – Is It Love You’re After

(in the words of a now discredited and jailed Aussie pervert, “Can you tell what it is yet?”)

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Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs – Oh That’s Good, No That’s Bad

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115414515

Stacey Q – Two Of Hearts

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tz

TZ – I Got The Hots For You (Vocal Version)

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Yazoo – Situation

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S’Express – Overture – Theme From S’Express

You’re welcome.

(Disclaimer: blame Wikipedia if any of those are wrong)

More soon.