Okay, so I go, begrudgingly, to the Christmas bin. As is the case with holiday themed posts, there's going to be quite a few that have been posted before. To you locals who have been lurking for a year or more, I apologize in advance for posting some stuff that I have in the past. But I will try to keep you homeboys on your toes. So, lets do this.
First up is Clarence Carter's "Backdoor Santa", sample fodder for Run DMC's "Christmas In Hollis". What hadn't occurred to me before was that this choice of sample was somewhat of a deep pick, particularly because the sample itself, without being from a well recognized Christmas song, was from a Christmas song. It's the most dominant sample in a song that also includes pieces of "Frosty the Snowman", "Jingle Bells", and "Joy to the World". For as little known as Carter's song was, they could have used a sample from any song and most people wouldn't have noticed one way or another. But had they done that, I wouldn't have been able to ramble on about their sample choice some twenty nine years later. You gotta hand it to them, that blast of horns makes the song.
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Clarence Carter - Back Door Santa mp3 at AM Then FM