This Beat Is Mine! (*) The Gap Band – I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (Extended Version) (Arista)
As a Soul Music lover, the scorn of many of my contemporaries when in front of a remix has always surprised me. As if it was a murder. Therefore, no wonder why such a situation most likely engendered the fragmentation of music into so many different niches.
Of course, people like Tony Humphries or Frankie Knuckles made themselves a name in the clubs and, as a result, into Dance Music. But a quick look at their roots suffices to show their influences in R&B. With the first remixing The O’Jays‘ ‘Don’t Let Me Down’. Meanwhile the latter reworked ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka’ which Norman Whitfield penned for The Gap Band. A track which served as the opening cut to the OST of Keenen Ivory Wayans‘s 1988 American action comedy parody film of blaxploitation of the name.
So what the fuss about these remixes during all these years? I wonder, considering myself music as a whole. And even more when realizing how both Humphries and Knuckles have remained true to the original spirit of both these gems.
This Beat Is Mine! (*)
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