Dissecting The Grunt on this week's Sound Of Plaid

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The JB's album cover of Food For ThoughtAs suggested during last week's Sound Of Plaid, this week we dissect The Grunt.  If you don't recognize this instrumental track of The JB's (James Brown's band) by name, you'll definitely recognize its opening trumpet build and other bits throughout.  Those samples figure prominently in music from Black-Eyed Peas, Eric B & Rakim, Pharcyde, Ultramagnetic MC's, Salt-n-Pepa, and many others -- in fact, Public Enemy samples it prominently on no less than three tracks on their masterwork It Takes A Nation Of Millions.  This week, we explore The Grunt, it's many gruntling offspring, plus a surprise ending about The Grunt's unoriginal origins.

Many chances to hear the show, and if you can't make the times below, you can hear it at The Sound Of Plaid Archives.


Thursday on
DFM RTV INT (DFM Radio International):

9a-11a PST
noon-2p EST

  ...and DFM's Tuesday repeat: 8p-10p PST
11p-1a EST
0400-0600 CET
  Sunday on KAOS Radio Austin: 11a-1p PST
  1p-3p CST
1900-2100 GMT