Good Times/Rappers Delight. Ian breaks it down.

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  1. tb-player

    tb-player Sarcasm intended... always! Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Maryland
    One of my all-time favorite bass-lines. Ian Allison breaks it down perfectly.
     
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  2. bass12

    bass12 Have You Met Grace Jones?

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    A line that never gets old. I wish, however, that people would learn that “sampling” means “a digital recording of”. The Sugarhill Gang didn’t “sample” “Good Times”.
     
  3. WrapRough

    WrapRough

    Jan 26, 2021
    London
    I think you've lost that battle my friend!
     
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  4. bass12

    bass12 Have You Met Grace Jones?

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    You're probably right. But, geez, it's not that difficult to get it right.
     
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  5. tb-player

    tb-player Sarcasm intended... always! Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Maryland
    More accurately, they ripped it off. SHG almost got sued by Nile Rogers & Bernard Edwards.

    Here’s the brief story:
    "Rapper's Delight" didn't just sample the beat; the string stabs were also lifted, so the entire "Delight" track was made up of pieces from the Chic song.

    "Good Times" was written by Chic's guitarist/producer Nile Rodgers and bass player Bernard Edwards. Rodgers heard "Rapper's Delight" for the first time when he was out at a club and the DJ played it. After he threatened a lawsuit, the credits on the song were changed. Originally, Sylvia Robinson and the three rappers were listed as the song's writers, but now the only composers listed are Rodgers and Edwards, who receive all the songwriting royalties it brings in (Edwards' share goes to his estate, as he died in 1996).
     
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  6. bass12

    bass12 Have You Met Grace Jones?

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Yeah, that "lift" made 'Nard and Nile a lot of money. I wonder if any of the other artists whose work was "borrowed" by Sugar Hill Records made similar arrangements.
     
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  7. I’ve heard that it was a young 16-year old Doug Wimbish who re-recorded that bass line for Rapper’s Delight, and always wondered if that was true?
     
  8. antfarm

    antfarm

    Oct 2, 2017
    Chip Shearin at 17 years old: TC Electronic | Artists | Artist | Chip Shearin

     
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  9. Tim Skaggs

    Tim Skaggs

    Sep 28, 2002
    Every time I hear Good Times, I go on a new search for a really good mute….
     
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