Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Sun Could Never Be Pussy, He Always Come Out

Ghostface Killah - Bulletproof Wallets [The Samples]
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The thanks for this one goes out to Thomas; he did most of the work; I simply played Stockton to his Malone.

I might be the only person in the world who loves this album. Most other Ghost fans look at it as his worst. As it was my Wu-tang B-boy Alpha, I have a weak spot for it. To this day, Love Session (or Detroit Heavenly for those of us who copped it in its completely messed up first printing) is one of my favorite love songs ever. Definitely wedding dance material. The only song on this album I'm not partial to is "Never Be The Same Again", it just doesn't feel like a Ghost song, lacks that innate soulfulness.

As some might know there are 3 classic tracks that were left off the album for sample reasons. 2, The Watch and Good Times, because Epic wouldn't shell out for clearance and 1, The Sun (where the title of the post comes from), because The Rza forgot what he sampled for the track so they couldn't even begin to clear it. I included the samples for The Watch and Good Times in the set.

The Problem with the set is that we couldn't figure out what songs were sampled for the last two tracks, Love Session and Street Chemistry. So if anyone has any ideas for those two samples, hit me up in the comments of via email.

I dare any Ghost fan to not flip completely the fck out at the 3:07 mark of "Storm in the Summertime".

Update- We made a mistake with the sample for "The Forest". Here's the actual sample used for the track. The Imaginations - Ballad of Metheia

Stairway To Heaven ('Intro') 1 The O'Jays 6:17 Bulletproof Wallets [The Samples]
Harlem Clavinette ['Maxine'] 2 J.J. Johnson 2:15 Bulletproof Wallets [The Samples]
Take Me To The Mardi Gras ['Flowers'] 3 Bob James 5:51 Bulletproof Wallets [The Samples]
Hope That We Can Be Together Soon ['Teddy Skit'] 4 Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes/Sharon Paige 3:41 Bulletproof Wallets [The Samples]
40,000 Headmen ['Theodore'] 5 Blood, Sweat & Tears 4:43 Bulletproof Wallets [The Samples]
Sun Shower ['Ghost Shower'] 6 Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band 4:05 Bulletproof Wallets [The Samples]
Storm in the Summertime ['Strawberry'] 7 David Porter 4:55 Bulletproof Wallets [The Samples]
The Wonderful World of Disney ['The Forest'] 8 The Wonderful World of Disney 1:01 Bulletproof Wallets [The Samples]
Across 110th Street ['Walking Through The Darkness'] 9 Bobby Womack 3:48 Bulletproof Wallets [The Samples]
Dos Amores Desiguales ['The Juks'] 10 Chucho Avellanet 0:30 Bulletproof Wallets [The Samples]
Jealousy ['Jealously (Skit)'] 11 Ann Peebles 3:01 Bulletproof Wallets [The Samples]
Maria ['The Hilton'] 12 The Jackson 5 3:44 Bulletproof Wallets [The Samples]
She is My Lady ['Ice (Interlude)'] 13 Donny Hathaway 5:39 Bulletproof Wallets [The Samples]
Good Times Theme ('Good Times') 14 Good Times 0:49 Bulletproof Wallets [The Samples]
I'm Gonna Love You, Just A Little More Baby ('The Watch') 15 Barry White 4:12 Bulletproof Wallets [The Samples]

9 comments:

Thomas said...

To me classic album minus "Never Be the Same Again" and "Walking through the Darkness" and the addition of the missing tracks. I was disappointed when I picked this up in 2001 that those songs were not included. Ironman>Supreme>Bulletproof>Pretty Toney>Fishscale>More Fish..my order

Bulldog said...

hey thomas u wanna do a set for my blog

Looka said...

d/ling now...but i wanna say as a big GFK fan I by no means see this as his worse and I never have. I have no idea how that myth got perped, this is no doubt his 3rd best effort just about. As for the tracks that were left off, well they were overrated anyway (exc The Sun of course), and added to the aura that this album was a waste without them. people automatically assume that cut-out tracks were hidden gold, simply because. I dont think there was wouldve been any probs clearing the watch sample, which i beleive is Isaac, I jst dont think the song was strong enough in the end. And Goodtimes PT2 was better than Goodtimes. But then again, Ghosts "G.O.A.S"(greatest of all sides) verse was suspect, even though I thought it was heat when I first heard it. Looking back, maybe he didnt like that verse. Plus the rumour was Suberb wrote that verse, Superb had spit that verse on "Grey Goose", I dont know if Grey Goose came out before BPW.

I dont know what happened with the Sun track. It was on my CD, its written on the back of the CD, and its in the CD's booklet as a track (Track 1). But ive lost the CD out of it and I cant remember if it was actually on there, but the song has popped up on Slick rick and GFK mixtapes since so im not clear in my head where i listened to it.

Kevin said...

Props Goon (and Thomas, of course)... let's keep doin' that thang!

goon said...

Looka - My copy of the cd has the same tracklisting mistakes as yours. Apparently "The Sun" was taken out at the last minute. Though I agree that BPW is a great album, I do think that the left out tracks would have definately added to the vibe of the album (especially if Never Be The Same Again, which is probably the only Ghost song I truly Hate, was taken off).

Thomas - Being that I was only...counting on fingers...13 or 14 when Supreme came out my Ghost rankings are a little back heavy.

Pretty Toney>Fishcale>Supreme=Bulletproof=More Fish>Ironman

The truth is that all of his albums are incredible and any one of them (except for maybe Ironman) can jump to the top of my list on any given sunday.

Thomas said...

I guess I'm telling my age by my order of the albums?

Thomas said...

Bulldog...I can always do something. But, Kev and Alex are the finishers...I just set them up. I'm the back up point guard....Sam Cassell

Bulldog said...

Thomas whats your email, so I can post this set im been workin on, I only need like 4 more sample and I have been so busy that I have no time finish it

david said...

just to add a footnote. this is 100 percent straight classic. i came online looking for what people thought the best ghost album was but the more i read, the more the whole catalogue seems part of a whole, bound by a cohesiveness of nostalgia stretching way back into time, ghost synchronised with a stamina that no other artist can match. noone says this is the best ghostface album, anywhere on the web, so i will stake a claim to it cos ghostface would not be the same without it. just for the love. play it again.