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Who sampled who ? Mr Scruff vs Moondog

Get a move on is an astounding record by Mr Scruff, the recording name of Andy Carthy. His DJ name was inspired by his scruffy facial hair, as well as his trademark loose-lined drawing style. He has been DJing since 1994, at first in and around Manchester then nationwide. He is known for DJing in marathon sets and his eclectic musical taste. Get a move on is from the album Keep it unreal, released in 2001 on Ninja Tune. It’s a piece of dancefloor genius that would rock any floor and yet it is also one of the most original timeless pieces of dance music from the last 10 years. Get a Move On, is built around Bird’s Lament (In Memory of Charlie Parker) by Moondog. (Pictured here) There Mr Scruff cleverly used his love of jazz to incorporate that into an awesome piece of chunky funk that has a tremendous bassline and grooves the socks off most things that pass for dancing music today. The song was used in Volvo commercials as well as Lincolm, France Télécom and GEISCO. The song also samples Shifty Henry‘s Hyping Woman Blues and led to a renewal of interest in Henry’s compositions. But the Moondog sample is one of the most clever use of a sax line that I’ve ever heard, especially since he’s using it at an increased tempo. Just keep it unreal Mr Carthy 🙂

Mr Scruff : Get a move on [2001 : Ninja tune : Keep it unreal]

Moondog : Bird’s lament [Moondog : 1969 : CBS]

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  1. September 11, 2010 at 1:02 am

    You are a genius. Thank you for this site!

    • funkyjeff77
      September 11, 2010 at 1:03 am

      Thanks buddy

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