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6 Music's Hip Hop Hooray: The Songs Behind the Samples

As part of 6 Music's Hip Hop Hooray, the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show digs into the original funk and soul songs sampled by hip-hop groups.

As part of 6 Music's Hip Hop Hooray the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show digs into the original funk and soul songs, sampled by Hip Hop groups. Hip Hop's connection with samples is legendary, with certain funk and soul songs being chopped up thousands of times. This week Craig takes us through the A-Z of funk and soul songs, that have been transformed into some of the biggest hip hop songs of all times. Expect 'Papa Was Too' by Joe Tex from 1966, sampled by the likes of Eric B & Rakim and Wu-Tang Clan. 'Hihache' by Lafayette Afro Rock Band from 1973 used by LL Cool J and Biz Markie.

3 hours

Music Played

  • The Soul Searchers

    Ashley's Roachclip

    • SUSSEX.
  • Maceo Parker


    • Esc Records.
  • Billy Brooks

    Forty Days

    • Crossover Records.
  • Chic

    Good Times

    • Atlantic Records.
  • Brick


    • Bang Records.
  • Detroit Emeralds

    Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)

    • Westbound Records.
  • James Brown

    Funky Drummer

    • King.
  • Leon Haywood

    Don't Push It Don't Force It

    • RCA Records.
  • Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhythm

    Getting Nasty

    • Funky Delicacies.
  • The JB's

    The Grunt

    • King.
  • The Turtles

    I'm Chief Kamanawanalea (We're The Royal Macadamia Nuts)

    • London Records.
  • Liquid Liquid


    • Harmless.
  • The Meters

    Look-Ka Py Py

    • Rhino.
  • Bob James


  • Ohio Players

    Funky Worm

    • Westbound Records.
  • All the People

    Cramp Your Style (feat. Robert Moore)

    • BGP.
  • Morlack

    Ripa Na Chulipa

    • Royal Soul Records.
  • Traffic


    • Choi Records.
  • Tom Browne

    Funking For Jamaica

    • Priority Records.
  • Dorothy Moore

    Misty Blue

    • Malaco Records.
  • The Gap Band

    Burn Rubber On Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)

    • Mercury.
  • Tito Nieves

    I Like It Like That

    • WEA Latina Inc.
  • Bootsy Collins


    • Warner Archives.
  • Mako & Mr Bristow

    How Strong Is Your Booty

    • Resense.
  • Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul

    (I Got ) So Much Trouble In My Mind

  • Babe Ruth

    The Mexican

    • HARVEST.
  • Skull Snaps

    It's A New Day

    • Get On Down.
  • Joe Tex

    Papa Was Too

    • Kent Soul.
  • Roy Ayers Ubiquity

    We Live In Brooklyn Baby

    • Universal.
  • Incredible Bongo Band


    • Mr. Bongo.
  • The Winstons

    Amen Brother

    • Alpha Omega Recordings.
  • Malcolm X

    Too Black Too Strong

    • Rca.
  • Yellow Sunshine

    Yellow Sunshine

    • Philadelphia International Records.
  • Zapp

    More Bounce to The Ounce

    • Reprise.
  • Barbara & The Browns

    You Don't Love Me

    • Kent.
  • Al Green

    Take Me to the River

    • Kent.
  • Leroy Hutson

    Positive Forces

    • Acid Jazz.
  • Jorge Ben Jor

    Rio BabilĂ´nia (V4YS Flamengo Edit)

    • SOM LIVRE.
  • Coldcut

    True Skool (feat. Roots Manuva)


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