Booker’s Sample This – Week Seven Featuring 2Pac and Dr. Dre “California Love”
Ok folks its time for another lesson in “Sample This” and this time we are going to show Cali some love.
We have yet to talk about a song in which the lyrics display the love for California so with that being said what better song to talk about than [lastfm link_type=""]2Pac [/lastfm]and [lastfm link_type=""]Dr Dre [/lastfm]“California Love“.
Its hard to believe that “California Love” came out over a decade ago with all the radio play the song stills continues to get but that is what you call a legit classic.
California Love was sampled from blues/rock singer [lastfm link_type=""]Joe Cocker[/lastfm] and his 1972 single “Woman to Woman.
Cocker is mostly known for his band [lastfm link_type=""]“The Grease Band[/lastfm]” which toured around the world in the 1970’s and their performance at Wood Stock Festival. If you’ve ever watched the re-runs to the popular 1990’s television show “The Wonder Years” he is responsible for the theme music.
“California Love” was one of [lastfm link_type=""]2pac[/lastfm]‘s best known hits around the world and reached #1 on the billboard for two weeks.
This song also was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1997. California Love is considered California’s anthem and continues to trickle down from generation to generation.
Joe Cocker Woman to Woman
2Pac & Dr. Dre “California Love”