This is one of those little details that I’ve thought about figuring out for a long time but never quite did, but now that I have this blog going, I’m a little more motivated to get to the bottom of things. See there’s this sample that I’ve heard in tons of songs that is just one of those super simple, easily recognizable samples but it’s just so sweet that hearing it over and over in different songs doesn’t really get old to me. I knew it was from this song called “Message From a Black Man”, but I didn’t know which version because the version I always had didn’t sound quite right. So today I decided to do some research, and it turns out the song was originally written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for the Temptations in 1969. But when I listened to that version, it didn’t sound like the right version either. A little more searching uncovered the version I’d been searching for.
The Whatnauts – Message from a Black Man