July 22, 2009

Skull Snaps


Skull Snaps: was a mysterious funk group that released one eponymous album on the small GSF label in 1973 before disappearing. They were in fact the group originally known as The Diplomats who had released numerous singles between 1963 and 1970 with middling success. Skull Snaps' main claim to fame is not its quality, but that the drum breaks on it have been sampled numerous times on rap and hip-hop records; the familiar opening drum pattern of It's A New Day (ItsaNewday.ogg sample ) can be heard in songs by well-known acts such as Ol' Dirty Bastard, Das EFX, Eric B. & Rakim, Digable Planets, DJ Shadow, and The Prodigy. The first person to sample "It's A New Day" was New Haven, CT Hip Hop artist Stezo on a song entitled "It's My Turn". (wikipedia)

1. My Hang up Is You
2. Having You Around
3. Didn't I Do It to You
4. All of a Sudden
5. It's a New Day
6. I'm Your Pimp
7. I Turn My Back on Love
8. Trepasssin'
9. I'm Falling out of Love

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Lee said...

I've been looking for this album for a while. Thanks

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