Who sampled who ? John Barry vs Sneaker pimps
John Barry, is an English film score composer born in 1933 best known for composing 11 James Bond soundtracks and was hugely influential on the 007 series’ distinctive style. In Goldfinger he would perfect the “Bond sound”, a heady mixture of brass, jazz and sensuous melodies. There is even an element of Barry’s jazz roots in the big-band track “Into Miami,” which follows the title credits and accompanies the film’s iconic image of the camera lens zooming toward the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. The instrumental Golden Girl was sampled by The Sneaker pimps on “6 underground” as Barry was also responsible for providing Fatboy Slim with the bassline of Rockafeller skank on which he used Barry’s Beat girl. On both songs you can hear tremendous arrangements, as the bass hook in Beat girl was almost made to be sampled with a simple line yet dam funky. Beat girl comes from 1960 and Golden girl, 1964. From 1:05 to 1:10 this song has the accurate harp melody used by The Sneaker pimps whom have looped the sample faster. For fans of 007 and downtempo 🙂 Now make me a vodka martini, shaken not stirred.
John Barry : Golden girl [1960 : Goldfinger soundtrack]
Sneaker pimps : 6 underground [1996 : Becoming X]