Member Since: 11/25/2001
Total Mixes: 35
Total Feedback: 27

The Beat Mine

Artist Song
Liquid Liquid  Cavern [Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel, "White Lines"] 
Roy Ayers  Daylight [A Tribe Called Quest, "Bonita Applebum"] 
Mighty Ryeders  Evil Vibrations [De La Soul, "A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays"] 
All The People  Cramp Your Style [BDP, "I'm Still #1"] 
Freddie Scott  (You) Got What I Need [Biz Markie, "Just A Friend"] 
Tyrone Thomas & The Whole Darn Family  Seven Minutes of Funk [EPMD, "It's My Thing"] 
Bob James  Nautilus [Ghostface Killah, "Daytona 500"] 
Billy Cobham  Stratus [Massive Attack, "Safe From Harm"] 
Quincy Jones  Summer In The City [Pharcyde, "Passin' Me By"] 
Funk Factory  Rien Ne Va Plus [Beastie Boys, "Car Thief"] 
Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra  Bolero On The Moon Rocks [Pulp, "This Is Hardcore"] 
Lalo Schifrin  Danube Incident [Portishead, "Sour Times"] 
Just Brothers  Sliced Tomatoes [Fatboy Slim, "The Rockafeller Skank"] 
The Breeders  S.O.S. [Prodigy, "Firestarter"] 
Joe Cocker  Woman To Woman [2Pac, "California Love"] 
Jean Jacques Perrey  E.V.A. [Gang Starr, "Just To Get A Rep"] 
Giorgio  Tears [DJ Shadow, "Organ Donor"] 
Ramsey Lewis  My Love For You [Beck, "Debra"] 


Long story short: These are all songs that, to most people, are probably more famous as sources for memorable hip-hop and club anthem samples than actual songs. Not that the songs themselves aren't memorable- far from it. Interestingly, the whole mania for finding obscure, undiscovered and unused samples has partially fueled a resurgence in independent and underground vintage funk and R&B (aka "rare groove"). (Note: Songs that the sample appears in are in brackets.)


Date: 4/18/2002
Shit man! Shit, Man! Shit. Man. (maybe I should just pick my jaw up off the ground and say Nice Mix man!)
Date: 5/29/2002
What, no "The Moog and Me"?
Skills McPlenty
Date: 6/9/2002
actually, Daylight is by Ramp but Roy Ayers did produce it