OMG THIS AMAZING IM GONNA CRY TEARS OF JOY FOR THE REST OF THE DAY
That sample search was also a (painful) reminder I got Her (yeah, HER) an I’m Still in Love With You vinyl a couple years ago. And it was not JUST for the sake of Simply Beautiful being on there. It was more the narrative and message of the album as a whole. I’d give the same gift this time around. Original pressing though.
Ps. That gift also included an OG pressing of Miles Davis My Funny Valentine. Sometimes I was really good. Sometimes.
After listening to my current favsies track off Apollo Brown’s Thirty Eight
“Learn The Meaning” I was certain it was the same sample used in that classic Kanye song. “Getting Out the Game”
I remembered it was an Al Green sample. Did the knowledge and found it.
I was ready to be happy and call it quits but the vocal sample didn’t match. So I dug deeper and found the actual origin sample for Learn The Meaning and ’twas this!
Ann Peebles “Until You Came Into My Life”. Now that everything was in order I wondered why I was fooled. And it turns out Al Green’s I’m Still In Love With You
was released in 1972 where Ann Peebles I Can’t Stand The Rain
was released in 1974. And get this, THEY HAD THE SAME PRODUCER! Willie Mitchell! He basically recycled Al Green’s “What A Wonderful Thing Love Is” and turned it into Ann Peebles’ “Until You Came Into My Life”. Thus solved the mystery of 2 similar sounding samples from similar sounding songs.
Yes I’m a nerd and this stuff is what interests me.