Saturday, July 11, 2015

Who The Fuck Is Fred?

Nothing like a one-trick pony, right? No sooner did I finish my Geto Boys sample post then I got some info on the background material for Akshen/Scarface's incredible 1991 solo debut Mr. Scarface Is Back. Nursing a sore throat and with a little time on my hands, I culled the sample tracks for this record and here ya go, another amazing 2+ hour collection of 70's funk and soul. Not as much James Brown this time (and there are a few hold overs from the Geto Boys comp as well, sorry) but finally hearing "Synthetic Substitution" by Melvin Bliss and "Thinking" by the Meters is enough to deserve a listen. Half of these tracks are a who's who of legendary sample beats - wonderful to hear the full songs behind the scenes.

Here is the LP track breakdown:

A1. Mr. Scarface
        • "Gimme What You Got" by Le Pamplemousse
        • "Different Strokes" by Syl Johnson
        • "Sexy Coffee Pot" by Tony Alvon & The Belairs
A2. The Pimp
        • "Sportin' Life" by James Brown
        • "Impeach The President" by The Honey Drippers
A3. Born Killer
        • "Theme From 'Buck & The Preacher'" by The Nite-Liters
        • "Amen, Brother" by The Winstons
        • "The Assembly Line" by Commodores
        • "Funky Drummer" by James Brown
A4. Murder By Reason Of Insanity
        • "Synthetic Substitution" by Melvin Bliss
        • "UFO" by ESG
        • "Untitled Instrumental" by James Brown
A5. Your Ass Got Took
        • "Sing A Simple Song" by Please
        • "Down On The Avenue" by Fat Larry's Band 
        • "The Traffic Cop (Dance)" by Bloodstone
        • "Four Cornered Room" by War
A6. Diary Of A Madman
        • "The Payback" by James Brown
        • "Atomic Dog" by George Clinton
B1. Body Snatchers
        • "Soul Power Pt. 1" by James Brown
B2. Money And The Power
        • "Love Serenade (Part II)" by Barry White
        • "UFO" by ESG
B3. P D Roll 'Em
        • "I've Been Watching You" by Southside Movement 
        • "Blind Alley" by The Emotions
B4. Good Girl Gone Bad
        • "Do Like I Do" by Smokey Robinson
        • "Good Old Music" by The Parliaments
B5. A Minute To Pray And A Second To Die
        • "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" by Marvin Gaye
        • "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye
        • "Kissing My Love" by Bill Withers
B6. I'm Dead
        • "Thinking" by The Meters
        • "Down On The Avenue" by Fat Larry's Band
        • "Mango Meat" by Mandrill

On a final note, I never really liked the cover I did for The Geto Boys sample comp so I updated that one and used what I had before for this one. Makes a lot more sense - and I sourced the photo from the original Mr. Scarface negative before they "browned" out DJ Ready Red. Enjoy.

Part I                                                                     Part II


Pete said...

Love these. Keep up the good work!

winston95 said...

You got it man, glad ya dig.