Tony For Mayor: Ghost Part Deux

Wow I give y’all muthafuckas some free music to listen to and I get the most responses to my blog so far. Who knew? You like me, you really dig me. I’m very special like Debra Laws. Anyway if ain’t broke, don’t fix it—remix it. So after a quick perusal through my iTunes goodies, I’ve concocted a playlist of other notable original songs that contributed heavily to Ghost’s stellar catlalogue. In other words, all this choice shit has been sampled on Starks’ other CDs.

But first, a moment of clarity: YN is well aware of the rules of the beat digging game—don’t say the names. Yeah I heard that Preemo skit on Moment of Truth and admit to have copped a Strictly Breaks LP or two but I’m not trying to blow anyone’s whistle like a NBA ref here.

The last post revealed the original songs that were credited and cleared by the record company (minus a few corrections. Often wrong songs are listed from correct album that featured break.). The ones that weren’t officially cleared (like the children’s shit O-Dub discovered) were unlisted. Be clear: I respect the architect and the rap producer who jacked it. We’re all in the same gang.

All this means is that on this impressive post, I’m only listing the original song info and not saying which Ghost songs used each for because I’m not sure which ones were officially cleared and which weren’t. Confused? You won’t be after this episode of YN’s Breakbeat Heaven. It’s Casual Friday (What up V?). Excelsior!

Gap Mangione “Free Again” (1970)

Tommy Youngblood “Tobacco Road” (1960s)

Laura Lee “Since I Fell For You” (1971)

Billy Stewart “We’ll Always Be Together” (1969)

Eddie Holman “It’s Over” (1977)

The Sweet Inspirations “You Roam When You Don’t Get It At Home” (1973)

Solomon Burke “Theme From Cool Breeze” (1972)

The Sylvers “Wish That I Could Talk To You” (1972)

David Axelrod “Terri’s Tune” (1978)

David Porter “Storm in the Summertime” (1971)

Bob Azzam “Rain Rain, Go Away” (1968)

Les Baxter “Hogin’ Machine” (1969)

Syl Johnson “I Hate I Walked Away” (1973)

Al Green “You Ought To Be With Me” (1973)

George Jackson “Aretha, Sing One For Me” (1972)

Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band “Cherchez La Femme/Se Si Bon” (1977)

Teddy Pendergrass “Can’t We Try” (1980)

O.V. Wright “Into Something (Can’t Shake Loose)” (1977)

Otis Redding “Change Is Gonna Come” (1966)

P.S. Loose ends from last post: According to liner notes, “Shakey Dog” doesn’t lift Dells but Johnny Johnson and His Bandwagon. Forgot to list “Bad Mouth Kid (Skit)” which credits Brother to Brother but I believe Def Jam screwed that one up too. And, finally, Just doesn’t even remember shit he used before he struck up the band. Enjoy your weekend.

P.P.S. I’m blogging heavy next week. Be afraid, be very afraid.

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  • Edgar Allan Poor

    Damn Man! I Luv Da Fuckin Billy Stewart Song…I Need Da Beat 2 Dat Be This Way Beat…Put a beat on!” -Freeway

  • Mozeek

    Big up to Ghost!
    Ghost knows how to dig in them crates.

  • Robbie

    “Wow I give y’all muthafuckas some free music to listen to and I get the most responses to my blog so far. Who knew?”

    Yeah, “audio blogging” is a sure-fire way to reach the angry loners and the unemployable that read blogs.

  • http://xxl Puerto-Black

    I thought Sam Cooke sang Change is going come. Well learn something new everyday

  • Comistress

    Keep em commin man, this is crazy. Esp that Les Baxter…sounds like some DJ Shadow ish.

  • NessaUPT

    it’s been casual friday for a minute… :) v

  • DJ Droid

    Shout out to the YN for putting this up. I love hearing the original songs that have inspired one of the top five dead or alive. Ghost got soul.

  • myrna

    yo. you could do this kinda sh*t in a trance. wanna impress me? give up Premo’s basket of tricks.

  • Mozeek

    Now, that would be cool.



  • Slang Editor

    Ghost doesn’t actually do the crate-digging. The producer does/did.

    Sam Cooke also sang “A Change…” . Sometimes a song is recorded by more than one artist. So that’s what you learned today.

  • Poison

    Ghost did a good job at pickin wat he thought was hott 4 his album. i have the Fishscale album and dats da realest shit dat i have ever heard. big ups to Ghost


    Ayo, you still alive! Ghost ain’t punctured your aorta yet. Word kid. Thanks for the sequel, I enjoyed the first part.

    PS your joints is better than Byron’s, that’s my word blood

  • Prince Of Pain

    I Listen To This Everyday… One Of Them Breakbeats Cats Needs To Do A Compilation Like Shaolin Soul 1 & 2 But Just For Ghost smples… That Luther Ingram Sample Is A Banger… So Is That Willi Hutch…

  • Lethal Lyrics Born

    damn i didn’t know ghost used that many samples! all them songs was hot!!!