Abdullah Ibrahim and Buddy Tate - “Shrimp Boats”
Grandmaster Flash - The Message (Roots Manuva Remix)
This was always a favourite of mine and this remix really does justice to the original.
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons
I have just been reminded of this by The Hundredth Idiot (thanks Chris) and knew I had to share.
Treva Whateva - Singalong
I have no idea where all the samples for this track came from, I just like the bouncy, singalong nature of it.
Definitely a song for a Friday.
Gene Russell - Get Down
The bassline from this track was used in one of my favourite tracks of the nineties (coming soon), and I love how the whole track is really lazy and sounds as if none of the musicians can be bothered to play.
Haircut One Hundred - Evil Smokestacking Baby
The ’80s weren’t so bad after all.
I still don’t have a lot of time for apostrophes though.
Shuggie Otis - Sweet Thang
Bollocks to this Rapture shit, I’m off to the park to play frisbee.
Bob James - Take Me to The Mardi Gras
Sampled to death by hip hop producers old and new, the original still takes the cake (the cheesecake, that is).