Sunday, July 08, 2007

Souled On Samples Part IX


This cat just knows that his shit is cooler than all the iPods on his block put together. With any luck, my peoples will be equally enthused with the classic vibe of today's musical selections...

"The Grunt (Part 1)"---The J.B.'s
(Sampled on "Rebel Without A Pause", "Night of the Living Baseheads", and "Terminator X to the Edge of Panic" by Public Enemy, "Soul Brother #1" by Pete Rock & CL Smooth, "Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)" by Wu-Tang Clan (1993 version), "The Final Chapter" by Compton's Most Wanted, "I Know You Got Soul" by Eric B & Rakim, "The One" by Chubb Rock, "Hustler Mac" by Steady B, "Ease Back" and "Give the Drummer Some" by Ultramagnetic MCs, "Officer" by The Pharcyde, "Drop the Bomb" by 2 Live Crew, "The Payback II" by Erick Sermon, "Who Stole My Car?" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, "U Wanna Sweat?" by Jungle Brothers, "Break of Dawn" by Salt-N-Pepa, "Beat Dis" by Bomb the Bass, and "Juice Crew Law" by MC Shan.

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Video for "Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)" (1993)


"Soul Girl"---Judy Foster
(Sampled on "Get on the Mic" by Pete Rock & CL Smooth)

Dig deeper... (Not much available info about Judy---link leads to further info about the legendary Pete Rock; if anyone has some knowledge on Ms. Foster, please school the stoopid)

"The Breakdown (Part 1)---Rufus Thomas

"The Breakdown (Part 2)"---Rufus Thomas

"The Breakdown (Parts I & II)" have been sampled on "The Grain" by Ghostface Killah, "Uncut, Pure" by Big Daddy Kane, "I'm Gettin' Ready" by Doug E. Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew, "Live!!! From Acknickulous Land" and "Do U Wanna C It" by Three Times Dope, "Illegal Search" by LL Cool J, "Kamurshol" by NWA, "Eazy-Er Said Than Dunn" by Eazy-E, "The Phuncky Feel One" by Cypress Hill, "Feel This" by Agallah, and "WRMS's Dedication to the Bitty" by De La Soul.

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Rufus breaks it down...ain't he clean?



"Oh, Pretty Woman"---Albert King
(Sampled on "Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)" by Wu-Tang Clan--- 2000 version)

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Video for "Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)" (2000)


"Mixed Up Moods and Attitudes"---Fantastic Four
(Sampled on "Take It in Blood" by Nas)

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"I'm Talkin' 'Bout Freedom"---Syl Johnson
(Sampled on "The Truth" by AZ)

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"The Trap"---Jerry Goldsmith
(Sampled on "No Mercy" by Pharoahe Monch/ M.O.P.)

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"Children Don't Get Weary"---Booker T & The MGs w/ Judy Clay
(Sampled on "Glaciers of Ice" by Raekwon)

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"Blacula Strikes!" ---Gene Page
(Sampled on "New York Shit" by Prodigy)

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Word From Your Moms:

"Soul is like electricity. We don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light up a room..."---Ray Charles

14 comments:

Jazz One said...

damn good post, feeling this.

Zilla Rocca said...

That Syl Johnson record is outstanding--Lil' Fame didn't have to do much to make "The Truth" for AZ.

Jayson said...

Another great one Scholar. The Rufus video is top-notch. When is that from? Lots of good songs too. Thanks 4 keeping us fed.

Satchmo said...

Fiii-Yaaa

sly said...

great stuff here. big ups to souled on for another winner....

JoacimW said...

Keep serving us the good shit!

Kerry said...

Jayson -

The Rufus Thomas video is from Wattstax. Check it out - they released a new DVD of it last year, and it's straight fire.

Anyway, another tasty tasty post. I had just read about the Booker T track in the Stax review in this issue of Stop Smiling, but hadn't heard it. Well done. Also, it was flipped by the Low Fidelity Allstars on "How to operate with a blown mind."

Scholar said...

jazz---Thanks, man. I just checked out your blog for a minute, and I see you're a pretty multi-talented guy. Thanks for stopping by and dropping some kind words.

zilla---Couldn't agree more. It's amazing how many people have sampled Syl's work, but his stuff is so friendly it's hard to resist. The CD you blessed me with is AMAZING by the way.

Jayson---Good to know I'm keeping you well-fed. If I wouldn't go hungry myself, I'd devote much more of my time to keeping things live around here. Kerry already answered your Rufus query, but let me echo that sentiment---you NEED that Wattstax DVD.

Satch---Gratitude for the Japanese version of the GD soundtrack. We need to talk shit about that Dilla post very soon.

sly---Thanks, fam. I need to pay you a visit any minute now. Haven't had much time to visit my favorite spots lately, but I'll be around soon.

joacimw---No worries. Shit will be served here as long as Souled On exists.

Kerry---Thanks for sharing the knowledge. I need to get a subscription to Stop Smiling because they don't sell it anywhere in the bullshit town where I live. I heard about the Stax issue, and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

"Children Don't Get Weary" is a favorite spin of mine as well. Wish I had a clearer copy, but there's something endearing about a little pop and hiss, too.

mandrew said...

isn't "soul girl" by Jeanne & The Darlings?
i got that same version off of stax complete singles release

Scholar said...

mandrew---Good question that I can only partially answer. The song I posted is from a comp. on Strictly Breaks Records called Soul Treats--a collection of original songs mined by Pete Rock. A friend sent me a digital copy a few weeks ago, and I was immediately drawn to the track. Here is a link to a site that is selling that collection online---according to the track listing here and everywhere else I've looked, the song Pete used is credited to Judy Foster:

http://www.undergroundhiphop.com/store/detail.asp?UPC=SB9803LP

I don't own the 1958-1968 Stax/Volt singles compilation you mentioned (although I wish that I did), therefore I can't offer any honest answer as to whether or not it's the same song. If you'd be willing to send me the Jeanne & The Darlings track, I'd love to hear it, as now my curiosity is fully piqued.

Scholar said...

mandrew---Never mind sending it to me---I actually have the track already. I got it about a year ago from Funky 16 Corners and evidently forgot all about it. Interestingly, Larry credits the Jeanne track as the source for Pete's track as well:

http://funky16corners.wordpress.com/2006/07/26/jeanne-the-darlings-soul-girl/

As much as I highly regard Larry's expertise, I'm trusting that Pete himself should know what records he has sampled.

The two songs are REMARKABLY similar, but the lengths are different as well as some slight nuances between the two.

Glad you brought this up, though. This sort of thing helps to keep me on my toes.

Scholar said...

By the way, if anyone wants to hear the Jeanne & The Darlings track to investigate this on their own, holla...

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