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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Regulate Your Doobie

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When it comes to the music business, Warren G hit the stepbrother lottery. But that doesn’t mean he’s not a monster talent in his own right. Joe and Toby explore how Warren G used Michael McDonald’s “I Keep Forgettin” for his debut collaboration with Nate Dogg, “Regulate”. Speaking of monster talents, Michael McDonald has one of the most recognizable voices in music. We’ll take a listen to his work with Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers, and as a solo artist. Mount up!

What we geek out over in this episode:

Luke and Laura and General Hospital, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins, Toto, Ted Templeman, Van Halen, Louis “Thunder Thumbs” Johnson, Michael Jackson, Chuck Jackson, James Ingram, buddy cop movies, Thundercat, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, Poetic Justice, Usher, Soulja Boy, Yacht Rock, Christopher Cross.

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