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Trace the sample: Willie Hutch special

I'm a music man that loves to find new music. One of the ways I do this is by tracing samples. Usually leads me to some soul or disco artist I wasn't to familiar with. Good way to get new old music. I love stuff with live instruments so this method usually brings results. If you like samples, you can check my other posts here. And yes, I said "Chase the Sample" instead of "trace" because I'm chasing them. Feening!

Listening to the radio the other day (as I still do), they played a song that uses a samples I recognised from another song. Decided to Google it to find the original (as you do) and voila. Willie Hutch is the man. Haven't heard much of this guy, not familiar with his name, so thought I'd research him. He has been sampled a fair few times so I thought I'd do a post dedicated to him.

The song that spawned this:

Willie Hutch - "Brother's Gonna Work It Out"

The closest I've seen to a vibrant dancefloor like that in this day and age is Jamaica

Recognise it? It has been sampled a few times. I remember Dr Dre using (taking the piss out of) it on The Chronic, but the most popular one is Jaheim - "Looking For Love" - 2001.

Admittedly I had seen this next one before. Never connected it as the same guy.

Willie Hutch - "Tell Me Why Our Love's Gone Cold" - 1973

Pick out a skank from this video and run with it this weekend at Carnival.

I saw the video above when there were rumours Three 6 were devil worshipers. People said the sample said "Lucifer 'til I die" or something like that. Forgot about "Stay Fly". What a tune. Well, the beat is crazy.

Find Young Buck! He had a buzz them times, didn't he? Only one rated in G-Unit at that point

Three 6 Mafia ft. Young Buck + 8Ball & MJG - "Stay Fly" - 2005

Willie Hutch - I Wanna Be Where You Are - 1973

2:16-2:24 from this song equals the sample for the bizarre Mary J Blige ft. Jay-Z "You Can't Hide From Luv" - 2005. I say bizarre because Jay-Z doesn't do anything on there but the intro (which isn't on the video I'm about to post)

What a singer Mary turned into.

Willie Hutch - "I Choose You" - 1973

I came across this sample via the soundtrack for 50 Cent's game Bulletproof? No, I never had the game, you mad?! 50 used it on PIMP pt. 2. A year down the line this song blew up with it

Salute Andre 3000 please. He kills UGK "International Players Anthem" - 2007. RIP Pimp C

"I'm so like a pi'p (pimp with southern drawl), I'm glad it's night" (Gladys Knight and the Pips) + "You know I got yo' back like chiroprac-tic" were my bars

"Keep your heart 3 stacks"

I never clocked T-Pain at 1:24 as the leader of the choir. Thanks YouTube comments.

Willie Hutch - "Mack's Stroll - The Getaway (Chase Scene)" - 1973

You'll recognise this one instantly

Yep, you got it (I hope), Usher - "Superstar" - 2004

*throws arms up and sways left-to-right-to-left-to-right-to...* you get the motive now join in

Willie Hutch "Soundtrack Hospital Prelude of Love Theme" - 1974

Sample used for Notorious BIG "Ready To Die" from the album of the same name

And Rick Ross the BIG impersonator has it on the NO I.D produced "Tears of Joy" from the Teflon Don album

Willie Hutch - "Baby Come Home"

Last one. You'll recognise one of the two songs I know that sample this istantly

First one that springs to mind for most will be "Back Like That" by Ghostface Killah ft. NeYo

The other (and one I knew first) is Lil' Kim's emotional tribute to Biggie ft. Mary J Blige "Hold On" from my favourite Kim album, Notorious KIM.

Bonus: another one for your skanks (ways to dance) catalogue

"Brother's Gonna Work It Out" live at Soul Train

These were the producers parents music, what will we sample or even our kids? Rihanna and Katy Perry?


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