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This is a mostly complete list of samples used in The Lesson, a remix of GLOBE & Whiz-Kid’s Play That Beat Mr. DJ from 1983. It was remixed by Double Dee & Steinski and further information about can be found at the following urls.

Double Dee and Steinski at wikipedia.

The Lesson resurfaces on the Internet.

The history of The Lesson.

“Now We Come To The Payoff”. – Alex Dreier was a Chicago based radio & TV announcer. The excerpt originates from a sales training LP called “Power Closing Techniques.”

“Three Two One” – NASA – “Countdown”

Drum Break,”One for the treble, two for the bass” – Davy DMX – “One For The Treble”

“Soul Power!” – James Brown – “Soul Power(Live)”

“It’s the Join” – Funky 4 + 1 – “That’s the Joint”

“Move it, Rap on it.” – Dr. Saint, from a record of the final seance attempting to reach Harry Houdini in the spirit world. The actual words are “Move it! Rap on it!” as exhortations to Houdini’s spirit to manifest itself by moving and rapping knuckles on a table.

Bongo break – The Incredible Bongo Band – Apache

“Cheryl, Do You Like The World Famous Supreme Team?” – Malcolm McLaren – D’Ya Like Scratchin’?

“Check This Out” – Malcolm McLaren’s World Famous Supreme Team – “World Famous”.

Culture Club – “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya”

“Wap bap balloobaa” – Little Richard – “Tutti Frutti”

“Bow diddy bow” – Lovebug Starski – “Starski Live At The Disco Fever”

Betty White’s Square Dancing Instruction – “Heel Toe Heel Toe”

Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca – “Played it for her, you can play it for me”

Rhythm – Herbie Hancock – “Rockit”

“Wah” – Malcolm McLaren – “Buffalo Gals”

“Rock it, don’t stop it” – Afrika Bambaata & The Soulsonic Force – “Planet Rock!”

The Supremes – “Stop In The Name Of Love”

Chic’s “Good Times”

“Flash One Time” – Grandmaster Flash – “Freedom”

“New York is Red Hot” – Bohannon – “Take The Country To NY City”

Herman Kelly & Life – “Dance To The Drummer’s Beat”

“Feeling Real Good Baby”,”Everybody’s dancing and we’re having a real good time” – NYC Peech Boys – “Don’t Make Me Wait” (Acapella)

“I can do it in the mix” – Indeep – “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life”

“Say children, what does it all mean?” – Fiorello LaGuardia, Mayor of New York from 1934 – 1945. This excerpt comes a recording of LaGuardia reading Dick Tracy.

“And now, Heeeeeeeere’s Johnny!” from an LP of old Johnny Carson show excerpts.

I’ll update with samples over the next few days, and if there are any glaring mistakes please let me know.

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