I haven’t posted in a while because I’m in a shame spiral. Anyhow, please go to 1:42 of this video to hear a guitar break that became as pervasive as any other sample you’ve ever been exposed to. The origins of this are fascinating. Some of the guys who played in this band were contemporaries sand friends of Jimi Hendrix and toured with him in 1970. From the Wikipedia:
During 1969 – 1974 Ballin’ Jack headlined up and down the West Coast. They went on nationwide US tours warming up for many of the bands at venues like the Fillmore East and West. They were on the bill of several large music festivals of the era. They also played in Japan, where they were well received.
By 1975, the band had broken up. Luther Rabb later toured with Santana and, both he and Ronnie Hammon, later joined War.
Their song, “Found a Child” from their first album featured on the Columbia Records sampler album Together! and was prominently sampled on the Grammy-winning 1989 rap hit, “Bust a Move” by Young MC. The Beastie Boys sampled their song, “Never Let Them Say”, in the rap song “Shadrach”, from the 1989 album, Paul’s Boutique.
Go to 1:46 and prepare to have your mind blown. Remember me at your next wedding reception.