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i think i'll stay in brooklyn


Blogger Israel B said...

I'm of an age where "I think I'll stay in Brooklyn" reminds me of 3rd Bass, but does it go back further?

1:24 AM  
Blogger wayne&wax said...

i'm sure it goes back further. i mean, 3rd bass sampled it from somewhere. but, yeah, i'm of that age too.

real cool, 'cause brooklyn's cool...

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well--in product of the environment, they sample Archie Bunker from an All in the Family record so I am suspect that maybe they drew from that as well for Brooklyn Queens.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just looked on wiki:
and it lists these samples:
You Got the Best of My Love by The Emotions
Got to Be Real by Cheryl Lynn
Jungle Jazz by Kool and the Gang
A Wild and Crazy Guy by Steve Martin
You Haven't Done a Thing by Stevie Wonder
The Metal Melter by Milt Jackson & the Ray Brown Big Band
--My guess is that it might be the steve martin track: LOL!!!

11:00 AM  
Blogger wayne&wax said...

interesting! thanks for doing the research.

i have to admit, i'm skeptical that it's steve martin. just doesn't sounds anything like him. moreover, i doubt that the wikipedia article is comprehensive in its listing of the samples.

"archie bunker" ain't a bad guess -- but didn't he live in queens? to me, it sounds even older, like some sort of vaudeville reference. those ol' sample-based albums are great in this way, just chock full of suggestive references.

12:26 PM  

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