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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People Say You’re That Somebody

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Before her death at the young age of 22, Aaliyah had released three certified platinum albums, starred in two major film roles, launched the Timbaland and Missy Elliot revolution and became an innovator of the 90’s generation R&B music scene. Joe and Toby reminisce on the life, legacy and music of Aaliyah, and the 70’s funk band that inspired her Grammy nominated hit single “Are You That Somebody?” from the Dr. Doolittle soundtrack.

What we geek out over in this episode: New Orleans second line, Aaliyah’s hits, history of the baby coo, Record Producer Timothy ‘Timbaland’ Mosley, Jodeci, and the music of Record Producer Allen Toussaint.

Bonus Material: New Orleans sound: the Neville Brothers, Aaron Neville “Everybody Plays the Fool” (1991), Galactic feat. Cyril Neville “You Don’t Know” (2011) and Dumpstaphunk.

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