If you've ever listened to Girl Talk or other mashup artists, you may have wondered which samples are used in each track. While Girl Talk publishes the set of tracks he samples, that still only gets you part of the way to knowing the details of those samples. When does each sample come in? What does the sampled song sound like on its own? Where can I listen to the sampled song? Where can I buy the sampled song?
Ellie sent me this really cool website that answers all of those questions by showing the samples used in Girl Talk's album "Feed the Animals" as they are played. You will see the name of the artist, track and album and be able to listen to a clip of most of the sampled songs.
It's cool seeing the sampled songs pop up. There were a bunch of "those songs" that I knew, but had no idea who it was written and performed by. I could get lost for hours listening to the sampled songs, but have resisted the urge so far. I've got too much work to do right now!
My respect for Girl Talk has grown. He put together a ton of diverse content. Anyone who thinks mashups aren't real art should take a look at this site.