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Another Day, Another Sample: Luther Vandross special

If you like samples, you'll like this post. If you'd like to see previous posts covering this subject click here

(Disclaimer: Luther Vandross special but I have most probably missed a few. I renamed the title once I realised both are Luther songs. When you read the post you'll get how this happened.)

I think it has come to a point in my life where I've conceded "If a hip hop beat sounds too good to be true, it's probably a sample."

Well, that's how I came to find today's one.

I'm having an r&b day today. Hold tight 1Xtra playing "Walked Outta Heaven" by Jagged Edge. I've gone on to listen to Donell Jones, Musiq Soulchild (or is that musiqsoulchild?). Don't quite recall how this next beat happened, but Roc-a-fella hook man Rell crosses my mind, I remember he did his version of "No Better Love", Spotify only has the original, listen to that:

Young Gunz - No Better Love

Poor Young Chris who had his flow stolen by Jay-Z. Can't get compensation for that I'm afraid fella.

Here's Rell's remix. I remember how he crossed my mind now, I read a tweet about Tweet and Nicole Wray, then had a "What happened to...?" moment.

Rell isn't a great singer but has a good tone. Would have made a good singer in a male vocal group. I do think the beat suits a singer (it's essentially an r&b beat, really), although I do feel the Young Gunz version is better. If you get me.

Upon hearing the slapping bass, I thought "That isn't an original". Holla'd at my boy Google who proved me right.

Luther Vandross "Better Love"

And there's a melody you'll probably recognise when Rell sings "i want you to recongnise nothing's been the same..."

It's "Computer Love" by Zapp & Rodger (but you knew that. At worst, you couldn't put your finger on it).

Luther Vandross sample reminds me of another sample.

Remember "All For You" by Janet Jackson? Man, she looks so hot in this video. You know which part did a lot for the adolescents.

(p.s. if anyone can point out the sample during that dance scene @ 3:25, it'll be much appreciated.)

I found where they sampled the beat from as I listened to Luther's Greatest Hits that I bought for my mum. The song's called "Glow Of Love". What a groovy song.

The above are how you sample records correctly. This post highlights ones done incorrectly (yes, Jason Derulo is in there)


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