Friday, January 09, 2009

Souled On Samples: You Won't Need No Parachute Cuz I'm Gon' Keep You Fly

Happy belated New Year, soul bambinos...

Kicking things off with a massive Souled On Samples post seemed like the only righteous way to get things crackin' for my peoples in '09. This time around, I mainly featured original songs that were sampled in joints from the past year, but I threw in a little variety for anyone who thinks hip hop overwhelmingly sucked ass in '08 (I'm pretty certain you're out there). I guess you really can't get mad at folks for turnin' a deaf ear on Weezy, Jeezy, Skeezy, Cheezy, et al. Different strokes to rule the world and all that happy shit...and word to the homie Gary Coleman for this insightful bit of wisdom.


Meanwhile, children---you know what it is...

Stay lifted...Scholar



"I Just Want To Make Love To You"---Cold Blood (LimeLinx)
"I Just Want To Make Love To You"---Cold Blood (savefile)

Dig deeper...

Sampled On:

"Be No Slave"---J-Live (LimeLinx)
"Be No Slave"---J-Live (savefile)

*Produced by DJ Evil Dee

*Also sampled on "Meanwhile" by Foreign Legion; "Lausd" by Jurassic 5, "3.2 Red Dog" by Slug; "?" by Godfather Don


"You Made A Believer (Out Of Me)"---Ruby Andrews (LimeLinx)
"You Made A Believer (Out Of Me)"---Ruby Andrews (savefile)

Dig deeper...

Sampled On:

"Won't Trade"---Q-Tip (LimeLinx)
"Won't Trade"---Q-Tip (savefile)

*Produced by Q-Tip

*Also sampled on "Brainwashed Follower" by De La Soul

"Blind Man"---The New Birth (LimeLinx)
"Blind Man"---The New Birth (savefile)

Dig deeper...

Sampled On:

"Slang Blade"---Binary Star (LimeLinx)
"Slang Blade"---Binary Star (savefile)

*Produced by Trackerzoids

*Also sampled on "The Grandest Of Them All" by Grandmaster Caz and "It's LL and Santana" by LL Cool J and Juelz Santana


"I'm Just A Prisoner"---Billy Paul (LimeLinx)
"I'm Just A Prisoner"---Billy Paul (savefile)

Dig deeper...

Sampled On:

"Forgot About Me"---Scarface/Bun B/Lil Wayne (LimeLinx)
"Forgot About Me"---Scarface/Bun B/Lil Wayne (savefile)

*Produced by Cool & Dre


"The Funeral"---Band Of Horses (LimeLinx)
"The Funeral"---Band Of Horses (savefile)

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Sampled On:

"The Prayer"---KiD CuDi (LimeLinx)
"The Prayer"---KiD CuDi (savefile)

*Produced by Plain Pat


"Don't Let My Teardrops Bother You"---Dionne Warwick (LimeLinx)
"Don't Let My Teardrops Bother You"---Dionne Warwick (savefile)

Dig deeper...

Sampled On:

"Transitional Joint"---Elzhi (LimeLinx)
"Transitional Joint"---Elzhi (savefile)

*Produced by Black Milk


"It's A Miracle"---Willie Hightower (LimeLinx)
"It's A Miracle"---Willie Hightower (savefile)

Dig deeper...

Sampled On:

"Gone Head"---Asamov (LimeLinx)
"Gone Head"---Asamov (savefile)

(I posted this joint once before sans the original, but some of you suckas had to be sleepin')

*Produced by Willie Evans Jr


"We're Just Trying To Make It"---The Persuaders (LimeLinx)
"We're Just Trying To Make It"---The Persuaders (savefile)

Dig deeper...

Sampled On:

"N.I.G.G.E.R. (The Slave And The Master)"---Nas (LimeLinx)
"N.I.G.G.E.R. (The Slave And The Master)"---Nas (savefile)

*Produced by DJ Toomp

*Also sampled on "Come Get Me" by Nas (DJ Premier laced it the first time)


"Love Finds Its Own Way"---Gladys Knight & The Pips (LimeLinx)
"Love Finds Its Own Way"---Gladys Knight & The Pips (savefile)

Dig deeper...

Sampled On:

"Yesterday"---Atmosphere (LimeLinx)
"Yesterday"---Atmosphere (savefile)

*Produced by Ant


"Prelude/Rose"---Lamont Dozier (LimeLinx)
"Prelude/Rose"---Lamont Dozier (savefile)

Dig deeper...

Sampled On:

"God Like"---Jake One ft D. Black (LimeLinx)
"God Like"---Jake One ft D. Black (savefile)

*Produced by Jake One

*Also sampled on "More Or Less" by Shyne and "Jazzy Belle" by Outkast


"Let's Prove Them Wrong"---Debbie Taylor (LimeLinx)
"Let's Prove Them Wrong"---Debbie Taylor (savefile)

Dig deeper...

Sampled On:

"Firehouse"---GZA/Ka (LimeLinx)
"Firehouse"---GZA/Ka (savefile)

*Produced by Roc Marciano

"I Can't Please You"---Loading Zone (LimeLinx)
"I Can't Please You"---Loading Zone (savefile)

Dig deeper...

Sampled On:

"Guaranteed (Instrumental)"---Dilated Peoples (LimeLinx)
"Guaranteed (Instrumental)"---Dilated Peoples (savefile)

*Produced by Alchemist

Word From Your Moms:

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."

"Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right."

"To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today."

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."

"Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers."

~All quotes by Isaac Asimov

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've been waiting for one of these. Thanks.

Uno. josef

darcy said...

HNY Scholar. Seems we both manage to keep on keeping on.

A big thank you for the Debbie Taylor in particular. Wow I have to get this I thought - then I realised I already have it(!) as it's the B side of Never Gonna To Let Him Know, another great track. I couldn't have been in the right frame of mind to enjoy it when I first flipped it. Debbie didn't commit much to vinyl but every one's a gem.

I know I don't need to tell you this, but to all your readers: Never pass on any of her output.

darcy said...

oh btw, that Mr Asimov knows a thing or two.

Chris said...

hey, where's that binary starr track from?

thanks for the i'm just a prisoner joint, think it also got sampled by the last emperor on "prisoner", would also love to see more samples from the when life gives you lemons... lp

great post though,peace
chris

Anonymous said...

Many respects for this post and keeping a great blog going.

Peace
Tim - London

Anonymous said...

I have a question and with your knowledge I stand a chance of an answer. I hope you can help. You know the song 'Didn't I' by Darondo? The words sound familiar. Has there been a cover of this. Thanks. Tim, London
tims.beats@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this and for the Debbie Taylor, my first time hearing her. I'll definitely be looking out from now on. -audie

Anonymous said...

it happens occasionally that i nap on suckas, gladys knight is among them - she amazes me and then somehow i forget. love finds its own way is the truth. lamont dozier brings equal hotness, makes a sunny day... sweaty. y'know? good stuff.

Nick Nitelife said...

Damn Scholar, you did it again.
I LOVE your taste. And many people I show some these songs to do as well.
Have a good and healthy 09, dude!

Anonymous said...

Another sweet set. Thanks. W.

Scholar said...

josef---No problem. Keep diggin' and thanks for the comment.

darcy---HNY...hope yours is off to a very good start.

DT is one of those phenomenal soul divas that I can't resist. A good friend introduced me to her music a few years ago, and I've been a fan ever since. I haven't come across any of her 45s at the record stores I frequent yet, so I may have to break down and do some online shopping (always less thrilling for me than a fortuitous discovery made while digging through crates). Regardless, it's well worth the effort.

Let's hope we both keep finding good music to help us stay inspired this year. Be well.

Chris,

Binary Star's 2 full-lengths would both make my list of best hip hop albums ever. One Be Lo is pretty dope on his own, but nothing he's done since touches the almighty BS.

You're right about the Last Emperor flip. I used to listen to LE alot, too, but then I kinda lost track. Does he even still record?

I haven't figured out all the sampled material for the Atmosphere LP yet, but I'm on it. I recognize some of the interpolations like Gary Wright's "Time Machine", but yeah...still working on that one.

Tim---Much gratitude for the kind words. Always helps to know the efforts are appreciated.

As far as your question, I'll look into it, but I can't think of a cover off the top of my head. I know that there's a popular mash-up of it that was sped up and mixed with "Scrabble" by Rene Costy.

The lyrics were written by Darondo as far as I know, and the strings were arranged by Ray Dobard. It was a relatively obscure track until Justin Torres and Gilles Peterson both made an effort to blow the dust off of it.

I'll do some research and let you know if I come across any info about cover versions.

audie---I can't recommend Debbie Taylor's recordings highly enough. Definitely worth a look.

anon---I can't front on Gladys...ever. I pride myself on discovering rarities, but occasionally the best records are staring you right in the face. Same with L. Dozier, although at this time of year, I can't remember shit about sunny days. I'd give anything to work up a good sweat right about now.

NN---I truly appreciate the props, and thanks for telling your friends about Souled On. One love and all the best.

Anon---You're welcome. Thanks for taking time to drop a comment.

paul said...

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

Now I remember why I keep checking in here.
I nearly expected you to drop the Wade interview featured at the conclusion of Won't Trade.
This is illy.

You're realer than real Scholar,

Peace

Paul

Chris said...

well hope you'll find all of those atmosphere ones and care to share them, the last emp, as far as I know will be releasing a new album and mixtape very soon, but you know how it is, they've been telling that for a long time already, I did a post with some new and rare tracks though not too long ago which you can check here: http://www.wydublog.com/2008/04/last-emperor-rare-tracks.html

and some newly leaked tracks you can find here: http://uk.youtube.com/user/robert42jh

masters of the universe might be in my top5 too, to bad they didn't release more together, senim sillas lp was a highlight for me though last year, great work

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