The Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde [The Samples]

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I copped this amazing effort over at Lyrics To Go.

“Hitting you cats up with another gem. This set comes courtesy of yours truly and Kevin, of Kevin!Nottingham: This Is Real Hip Hop. This set may have been one of the most difficult in compiling  because some of these tracks can only found in places where Jimmy Hoffa resides. The production on this track is truly Bizzare, but amazing. J-Swift provides the listener with a dense and jazzy spectrum to ride through (see what I did there with the ride and the.. aw never mind). The intro for the album sets the tone and some of the samples for the album truly surprised me like, of course Jimmi Hendrix, and Stanley Cowell. J-Swift also play quite a few instruments on the album like the piano and he had some help on the drums from a fellow producer.

Look, this is one of the best sets I have put together, in tag-team with Kev Nottingham, and everyone should cop this set. So enjoy folks until the next set!!!!

From Kevin:
John Q from Lyrics To Go hit us up again with another sweet sample set! Like other 90s back packer albums from artists such as De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde make great use of old jazz and funk samples. I found it extremely interesting that they sampled Madhouse, which if you don’t know was a jazz band Prince put together in the 80s.

Bizarre Ride featured the acclaimed production work of J-Swift, who provides the album with a lush, jazzy soundscape through use of live instrumentation and sampling. Aside from the samples, Swift also provided piano, as well as, bass on the album, and fellow producer JMD provided drums arrangements. All Music Guide calls the album’s production “easily some of the tightest and most inventive of any hip-hop record of the era.” NME magazine stated, “The Pharcyde use jazz samples and phat beats to the ultimate effect: to create their own sonic Utopia.”.

This collection right here should be in everybody’s library as it is in itself a library of great music. Just check the tracklist, download, and see for yourself!

“Beale Street” by Donald Byrd (Sampled in “Oh Shit”)
“Pot Belly” by Lou Donaldson (Sampled in “4 Better or 4 Worse”)
“Blind Alley” by David Porter (Sampled in “4 Better or 4 Worse”)
“Rockin’ Funky Watergate” by James Brown (Sampled in “4 Better or 4 Worse”)
“Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” by James Brown (Sampled in “I’m That Type of Nigga”)
“Maybe The Last Time” by James Brown (Sampled in “I’m That Type of Nigga”)
“Pass The Peas” by The J.B.’s (Sampled in “I’m That Type of Nigga”)
“Givin’ Up Food For Funk” by The J.B.’s ((Sampled in “I’m That Type of Nigga”)
“Sing A Simple Song” by Sly & Family Stone (Sampled in “I’m That Type of Nigga”)
“Put Your Love (In My Tender Care)” by The Fatback Band (Sampled in “Soul Flower (Remix))
“Hey! Last Minute” by The Meters (Sampled in “On The DL”)
“Travelin Man” by Stanley Cowell (Sampled in “On The DL”)
“Equipoise” by Stanley Cowell (Sampled in “On The DL”)
“Maiden Voyage” by Ramsey Lewis (Sampled in ” Officer”)
“The Mighty Quinn” by Ramsey Lewis (Sampled in ” Officer”)
“The Grunt” by James Brown (Sampled in ” Officer”)
“Funky Drummer” by James Brown (Sampled in ” Officer”)
“Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos” by Public Enemy (Sampled in ” Officer”)
“Countdown to Armageddon” by Public Enemy (Sampled in ” Officer”)
“Season of The Witch” by Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Stephen Stills (Sampled in “Ya Mama”)
“Synthetic Substitution” by Melvin Bliss (Sampled in “Ya Mama”)
“Good Stuff” by Mel Brown (Sampled in “Ya Mama”)
“Yes We Can Can” by Young-Holt Unlimited (Sampled in “Ya Mama”)
“I Don’t Know What This World Is Coming To” by The Soul Children (Sampled in “Ya Mama”)
“Summer In The City” by Quincy Jones (Sampled in “Passin Me By”)
“Are You Experienced” by Jimi Hendrix (Sampled in “Passin Me By”)
“It’s a New Day” by Skull Snaps (Sampled in “Passin Me By”)
“The Third Eye” by Roy Ayers (Sampled in “Passin Me By”)
“Hill Where the Lord Hides” by Eddie Russ (Sampled in “Passin Me By”)
“125th Street Congress” by Weather Report (Sampled in “Passin Me By”)
“Friends” by Whodini (Sampled in “Passin Me By”)
“Today” by Herbie Mann (Sampled in “Passin Me By”)
“Since I Had You” by Marvin Gaye (Sampled in “Passin Me By”)
“Bijou” by Herbie Mann (Sampled in “Pack The Pipe”)
“Autumn Serenade” by John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (Sampled in “Pack The Pipe”)
“Exquistion” by Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Sampled in “Pack The Pipe”)
“Two” by Madhouse (Sampled in “Return of The B-Boy”)
“The Show” by Doug E. Fresh (Sampled in “Return of The B-Boy”)
“The Roof Is on Fire” by Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic Three (Sampled in “Return of The B-Boy”)

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