THIS FROM THAT – JAHEIM FROM CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT & THE WHATNAUTS

THIS FROM THAT articles mostly reveal sampled music and from whence it originally comes.  As you know, sampled music can be so mixed with other sampled tracks and added music riffs that it takes close inspection after being pointed out to distinguish where the sampled music came from.  You know, that current song that sounds so familiar but you can’t put your finger on exactly why.  Often such an obscure part of the original song is sampled that you really have to stumble onto hearing the original song to have your EUREKA moment“That’s where that music came from!”  Well, this month’s sampled music comes from 2 separate sources and both original pieces of music are used by many, many samplers in a straight out-in-the-open kinda way.  Both pieces of original music are left practically untouched in their original musical form by all sampling parties.  We start off with the sampler who had the most success with these sampled tracks… Jaheim.

The original music for Jaheim’s October, 2009 release, “Ain’t Leavin’ Without You,” is from “Help Is On The Way” by the Whatnauts, released in 1981.  This song was written by a drummer and songwriter by the name of James Stanley Carter who played with Teddy Pendergrass’ band; not to be confused with the Detroit Jazz Musician, James Carter.  But wait… it doesn’t stop there.  This Whatnauts music track has been sampled by everybody AND their Mama.  The initial vocal hook to Jaheim’s, “Ain’t Leavin’ Without You,” the lyric at the top of the song and throughout each verse“Hey, how ya’ doin’,” comes from the British Pop Band, Curiosity Killed The Cat (Yep, that’s the name of the band!).  In 1989, they released the song, “Name And Number,” which has the “Hey, how ya’ doin’” vocal hook at the top of their song’s versesDe La Soul’s 1991 hit, “Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)” and British Pop girl group, Little Mix’s, “How Ya’ Doin’” (2013), sampled both the Whatnauts music track and the Curiosity Killed The Cat’s vocal hookHeavy D weighed in with his 1994 song, “Sex With You,” which sampled the Whatnauts’, “Help Is On The Way,” music track.  Many credit the sampled music for Jaheim’s, “Ain’t Leavin’ Without You,” to Fat Larry’s Band.  This Philly Funk Band released the song, “Act Like You Know,” in 1982 and it was their biggest success; it’s said to have been used in the soundtrack for the video game, Grand Theft Auto.   You guessed it, it too has the same music track as the Whatnauts’, “Help Is On The Way” but it was released 1 year after the Whatnauts’ song.  Even Black Brit Soul Singer, Beverley Knight, NO SKIPS NO SCRATCHES’ featured singer in this month’s article, CURRENTLY ON STAGE, sampled the track for her 1998 hit, “Greatest Day.”  So, the Whatnauts really started something with this song.  I only pray that James Stanley Carter has been getting paid for all this usage of his little music track.  However, that track… the undeniably funky bass line… is so hot, I kinda understand why everybody continues to sample this music.  Remember, Little Mix (“How Ya’ Doin’”) released their song with the sampled funky bass line just this year.  So THIS FROM THAT salutes Jaheim’s funky dancehall hit, “Ain’t Leavin’ Without You” (THIS) which originated FROM the Curiosity Killed The Cat vocal hook, “Name And Number” and the Whatnauts slammin’ music track to, “Help Is On The Way” (THAT).  Whew!  Now we can all collectively breathe after all that info and check out the side-by-side comparison of the involved music parties so you can judge for yourself.  First up, Jaheim.

SAMPLED VOCAL HOOK & MUSIC TRACK

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SAMPLED VOCAL HOOK & MUSIC TRACK

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SAMPLED MUSIC TRACK

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SAMPLED MUSIC TRACK

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SAMPLED MUSIC TRACK

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