this goes out to paul over at northern by nature who showed great patience as he awaited this post.
i love it when you have a tune that you adore and then find the original that was sampled. special. then you start reading on both tunes to figure who's who and the stories behind them. a lot of the time there is no connection at all. but sometimes, special times, you find out great connections. love that.
tonight i was putting together a mix for the mint collective (out of my old hometown San Diego) and put in the tune 'watchdog' by Ann Winley. I hadn't heard it before last night and recognized that it was sampled by 'rhymin' & rappin' by Paulett & Tanya Winley (With Harlem Underground Band). It only clicked then that the last names were the same. off i go to wikipedia to find that Ann produced the tune and was their (step?) mother, married to Paul Winley who had started Winley Records as a doo-wop label in 1956 that evolved into one of the first hip-hop labels that was the first to release afrika bambata.