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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Oops Upside Your Funk

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Superstar DJ and British record producer Mark Ronson has earned both praise and popular success for his throwback, funk-influenced work with a range of diverse and international artists and musicians. From Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, to Adele, and more, Ronson has forged a trail of magnetic tunes, in his own right. In addition to winning Grammy Awards for Producer and Record of the Year, he also topped the charts with his fourth solo jaunt, Uptown Special, and its multi-platinum lead single, "Uptown Funk," which peaked at number one across the globe in 2015. Ronson, alongside lead vocal Bruno Mars, and a slew of additional song writers, took from the soul and funk sounds of the past to brew up a toe-tapping beat that everyone, all 3.5 billion YouTube views, thoroughly enjoyed!

What we geek out over in this episode: The Gap Band Albums II, III, IV, V, VI, etc!, the incomparable Charlie Wilson, Redman “Blow Your Mind” (1992), British DJ & Record Producer Mark Ronson, Nikka Costa “Everybody Got Their Something” (2001), Here Comes the Fuzz (2003), Monty Norman - James Bond Theme Song (1962), “Toxic” Remix, Amy Winehouse “Back to Black” (2006), Trinidad James “All Gold Everything” (2012), Collage “Young Girls” (1983), The Sequence “Funk You Up” (1979), Dua Lipa “Electricity” (2017), Miley Cyrus “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” (2018) and Grammy & Oscar winning Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper “Shallow” (2018).

Bonus Material: Who sampled The Gap Band “Yearning for Your Love” (1980)?

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