Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Pushin ' Tapes - Roy Johnson ( Funky Drummer - James Brown Samples V12 )

Tapemasta: This was really a good idea, if you enjoy some of those classic hip hop songs with James Brown samples. Then you should check out Roy Johnson aka Scratch Reaction( http://scratchreaction.blogspot.com/ )

Roy Johnson: And now, it's time for the Funky Drummer.

Over the last month or so, I've hit the collection pretty hard for samples of this JB classic. I even contacted the hip hop encyclopedia Kevin Beacham to see if he could provide me with some missing links, and it turns out that he put together his own James Brown sample list several years ago, so this shit is gonna be major.

The first two volumes will be comprised of tracks that were recorded between the years of 1979 and 1987. For the purposes of quality control, I will not be including every single track that sampled the Funky Drummer, but I'll still have enough for at least 15 volumes. All hip hop tracks will be listed in a loose chronological order, so If I miss any pertinent ones, drop me a line in the appropriate comments section.

James Brown - Samples Volume 12
1. James Brown - Funky Drummer (1970)
2. James Brown - Funky Drummer Reprise (1970)
3. Grandmaster Flash & Kurtis Blow - Freestyle (1979)
4. BDP - South Bronx
5. Kool G Rap - It's A Demo (Original)
6. Grand Poobah Tony D - It's My Day (Instrumental)
7. Big Daddy Kane - For Your Own Concern
8. Big Daddy Kane - Somethin' Funky
9. Roxanne Shante - Have A Nice Day
10. Sweet Tee - As The Beat Goes On (Instrumental)
11. Woody Rock - I Introduce The Beat
12. Freak L - Buggin' In The Crib
13. Numarx - Rhymes So Def

Producer Info:

Grandmaster Flash & Kurtis Blow - Live Freestyle (Mixed By Flash)
BDP - South Bronx (Produced by Ced Gee & BDP)
Kool G Rap - It's A Demo (Produced by Marley Marl)
Big Daddy Kane - Somethin' Funky (Produced by Marley Marl)
Big Daddy Kane - For Your Own Concern (Produced by Marley Marl)
Grand Poobah Tony D - My Day (Produced by Vandy C)
Roxanne Shante - Have A Nice Day (Produced by Marley Marl)
Sweet Tee - As The Beat Goes On (Produced by Hurby Luv Bug)
Woody Rock - Introduce The Beat (Produced by James Mtume)
Freak L - Buggin' In The Crib (Produced by Vandy C)
Numarx - Rhymes So Def (Produced by Bill Pettaway)

Preview:

Funky Drummer (1970)


Funky Drummer Reprise (1970)


Thanks to Kevin Beacham for the assist on tracks 11-13.

1 comment:

  1. Oh yeah, this is very cool ! But we have to pay respect to the drummer who played "Funky Drummer", Clyde Stubblefield, I just discovered his name after years and years of digging in the samples. But it's a good week, I can share 2 links :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBzeTcA9NXs

    (4th minute)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde_Stubblefield

    (anyone could find this one)

    Peace, and respect,

    Camille Thé
    http://lingredientradioshow.blogspot.com

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