Thursday, May 12, 2005

...pocketing the Daisy Age...

"Ohhh... Mr. Sprink-a-ler, Mr. Sprink-a-ler, wet me for once Mr. Sprink-a-ler." Midway through De La Soul's 'A Rollerskating Jam Named Saturdays', a breakdown occurs and the beat makes an 180˚ turn from disco to rolling funk. While Plug 2 starts rockin' the sprink-a-ler line, a cadenced piano keeps your head nodding up, around, and through the break. Quite possibly the best De La sample ever. So... alluding to yesterday's post, I've picked out two of my favorite D.A.I.S.Y. Age samples to share today. The second, found during the guy's verse on 'Bitties In The BK Lounge', brings that bouncy disco sound to the lyric, "Like two eggs and a sloppy slice of lettuce, and a glass of milk, and some cookies." With Prince Paul helming the cut, it works beautifully. (By the way, both tracks are from their greatest achievement, 'De La Soul Dead'.)

Young-Holt Unlimited
Light My Fire
Just A Melody

Taana Gardner
No Frills
No Frills 12"
West End


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