The Spin on Original and Sampled Tracks

Hosts, Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell, connect the musical dots between legendary tracks and the often lesser-known songs they sampled. Uncover how these epic songs borrow from music of the past, enriching the musical landscape for generations to come.

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Ain’t No Sunshine Last Summer

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Shawn Mendes has been one of the biggest names in pop for several years, but he’s never been bigger than he is right now. After landing a #1 Billboard hit with five top ten hits, two Grammy nominations and four world tours - all by the ripe old age of 21, by the way - this Canadian pop star is giving Bieber a run for his money. Joe & Toby dive into one of Mendes’ hit songs, “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (2015) featuring rising star, Camilla Cabello, and trace it back to a soulful 1971 tune by Bill Withers.

What we geek out over in this episode: The life and music of Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Bill Withers; country music legend Mel Tillis and “Coca Cola Cowboy” (1979); legendary comedian Minnie Pearl, Lou Rawls disco soul wonder “You'll Never Find Another Love like Mine" (1976), Booker T. & The MG's “Green Onions” (1962), Chuck Berry’s “My Ding-a-Ling” (1972) and ‘I Know, I Know, I Know’ you’ll love this episode!

Bonus Material: Who else sampled Bill Wither’s hits? Dr. Dre, DMX, Blackstreet, and many more!

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