Who sampled who ? Massive attack vs Tom Scott
The genius of a lot of records of the 90’s came from great music of the 70’s. One only need to think of soul, jazz, funk and rock. But once you discovered some of the originals that were sampled part of the magic went away and we compared the new vs the old. Such was the case for Portishead who sampled Lalo Schiffrin for Sour times, or Take yo’ praise by Camille Yarbrough who was used by Fatboy Slim on Praise you. One of the first record of the 90’s and a true classic, Blue lines, by Massive attack featured heavily sampling from the 70’s : Billy Cobham Stratus was used on Safe from harm and William De Vaughn was covered on Be Thankful for What You Got. Then Ike’s Mood from Isaac Hayes was used on One love, and Lowrell : Mellow Mellow Right On became the breakbeat for Lately. Tom Scott & the LA Express has been one of my favorite break : it was used on the song blue lines. A great song from a great album, Blue lines, that has aged a bit but still, coming from 1991, it’s quite an achievement.
Tom Scott & the LA Express : Sneakin’ in the Back (1974)
Massive attack : Blue lines (1991 : Blue lines)