Playing tracks by
Stevie Wonder, The Honey Drippers, The J.B.'s, James Brown, Lynn Collins and more.
I put this together in late 2001, before Serato, mostly from compilations and bootlegs, at a time when many of the originals played here were new to me. The feeling of discovery and secret knowledge (not that secret--thank you Wax Poetics, DJ Neil Armstrong, Kon and Amir, DJ Soulman, The Sample FAQ (the-breaks.com), DJ Drez, and all the Bootleggers who brought us Pete's Treats, Tribe Vibes, Alpha and Omega 12"s, and all Dusty's. Respect, of course, to UBB, Strictly Breaks, and Dusty Fingers.) was electrifying and I loved playing these snippets for friends and listeners. Perhaps most importantly, these songs opened the door for me to explore the original sampled artists and the subsequent twenty years have been spent getting to know them.