From the Giving Up Food For Funk blog:
Here’s a compilation I’ve been wanting to put together for a while. Having listened to a lot of hip-hop growing up, I’ve always been fascinated by the use of sampling, and how looping a few seconds of an original song, speeding and chopping up a breakbeat or a bassline, could create an entirely new song. Of course, most of the best beats created were made using classic soul and Rn’B samples, so I’ve tried here to pull together a selection of the best original tracks — that were or were not hits in their time — hoping you’ll say to yourself “Oh, this is where they took that from!” when you play them.
Mostly, these are all excellent stand-alone Soul gems, which just need to be rediscovered.
Download here. For the full write up, track list, and to leave comments for La Prayve, go here. The big names from The Delfonics to Bobby Bland to The Isley Brothers and more are represented, so you really can’t go wrong. Props to Markshot on the assist.