Welcome to Sam’s infinite playlist. Every week, I uncover groovy hidden treasures and share them with you!
If you’re heading down to Assiniboine Park this week and you think you’ve got everything you need (sunscreen – check! Picnic blanket – check!), then all you’re missing are some tunes to blast. If this is your case, then I’ve got the perfect playlist for you.
Edwin Birdsong – Cola Bottle Baby
This track will sound familiar if you’ve ever listened to Daft Punk. It’s the original sample that Daft used for “Harder Better Faster Stronger.”
Bobbi Humphrey – Young Warrior (Madlib remix)
Amazing tune! This is one of those tracks that you can put on repeat for forever and it will never drill a hole in your ear. Unfortunately, I could never track down the original song, so I assume that the remix is the only version of this track that was ever released.
Johnny Hammond – Gambler’s Life
This is just one track from one of my favourite jazz/funk albums ever released. Gambler’s Life is an album I still can’t get enough of.
Stark Reality – Dreams
If I were to tell you that this track was from a children’s album, would you believe me? It’s true. Released in 1970, “Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop” contains music from the TV show “Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop.” The show was geared to young kids and taught everything from the months of the year to music notes and scales. Definitely the dopest children’s album I’ve ever heard.
Skull Snaps – It’s A New Day
I absolutely love Skull Snaps. The entire album is straight up fantastic and every song is a gem. I especially love how every song advocates for freedom and equality with its politically driven lyrics. Sampled by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Eric B. & Rakim, DJ Shadow, The Prodigy, Digable Planets and way too many other artists to list, this track has to be one of the most sampled drum breaks of all time.