A Sampling of Sampling by BarkerC

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Quiz Description

Given clues, name the following related to the use of sampling in music.

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Questions:

Arguably the "most sampled piece of music of all time" is a four bar clip from a 1969 track by funk/soul artist The Winstons, specifically drum work by drummer G.C. Coleman. Name either the song from which the sample originated or the two word term by which it is most commonly known.

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"Amen, Brother" or The Amen Break

Name-dropped by Public Enemy in "Fight the Power", this 1970 James Brown track was a favorite sample of PE, as it shows up in "Rebel Without a Pause"

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"Funky Drummer"

Though considered a commercial flop at the time, thanks to tepid reception of singles like "Hey Ladies" and "Shadrach", what 1989 album by the Beastie Boys, with heavy production by the Dust Brothers, is made up almost exclusively of samples, as best heard on tracks like "Shake Your Rump" and "The Sounds of Science."?

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Paul's Boutique

While "I am He is you are me and we are all together" may be true, "I Am the Walrus" features snippets of a 1967 for-radio performance of Act IV, Scene 6 of what Shakespearean tragedy intermixed with the orchestral crescendo.

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King Lear

TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED: The first hip-hop track to go to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 was this 1990 track which featured a core sample of a 1981 hit (#1 in the UK/#29 in the US), a duet between a successful British rock group and a successful solo artist. Name both tracks.

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"Ice Ice Baby" and "Under Pressure"

Yes, it's "True", this 1991 hip-hop track, the first "Soundscan" #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, credits Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet as one of the songwriters, as he wrote the underlying sample, while Attrell Cordes (aka Prince Be) wrote the new lyrics.

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"Set Adrift on Memory Bliss"

This 1991 ambient house track by The Orb opens with singer Rickie Lee Jones discussing her childhood in Arizona, and specifically her memory of the title objects.

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"Little Fluffy Clouds" (edited at 4:51 pm, December 11, 2015 (CST))

The lasting legacy of this 1992 Beastie Boys track may not be the legal fight it got into with the Hendrix family over the use of samples of Jimi Hendrix's music, but that Paul Sims named the goofy billionaire character of his 1995-99 NBC sitcom after this track.

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"Jimmy James"

The band behind this 1990 track, featuring Shock G's alter ego and a "sound laid down by the Underground", claims that it has been sampled on over 150 other tracks, and is thus the reigning champion of sampling.

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"The Humpty Dance"

"Cola Bottle Baby" by Edwin Birdsong is sampled by a Daft Punk track, which in turn, is, with a vocoder effect, the core sample of this 2007 Kanye track from Graduation.

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"Stronger"

In 1994, the G-Funk Era was inaugurated by what track that opens with a repurposed quote from 1988's Young Guns as well as a bassline from Michael McDonald's 1982 track "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)" as well as "Sign of the Times" by Bob James

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"Regulate"

2Pac's 1998 hit "Changes" is built on a sample of what 1986 #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 that reflects on the two decades in America since the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act?

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"The Way It Is"