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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Bye Bye Til I See You Again

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From YouTube star to Billboard chart topper, Charlie Puth, the 27-year-old songbird from New Jersey, shows no signs of stopping... And thanks to his feature (and co-penmanship) on Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” (2015), he’s now an international pop icon. Puth’s collabs go on to include: Boyz II Men, Meghan Trainor, James Taylor, Jason Derulo, Lil Wayne, Selena Gomez, just to name a few. Joe & Toby dive into the music sample, albeit, as teeny-tiny as it is… it’s pretty fantastic. You’d never guess Ray Charles was sprinkled throughout this Fast & Furious sensational song.

What we geek out over in this episode: The legendary Ray Charles & American guitarist Lowell Fulson, BB King “Three O’Clock Blues” (1951), who sampled Ray Charles’ “I Got a Woman” (1954)?, “Georgia On My Mind” (1930) Hoagy Carmichael & Stuart Gorrell, Percy Mayfield’s “Hit the Road Jack” (1960), Charlie Puth and his perfect pitch & the anti-drop.

Bonus Material: Tin Pan Alley! Features a few of the prolific New York City songwriters of the 19th century’s Great American Songbook: Irving Berlin, Ernest Ball, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.

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