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record-shelf.jpg Blue Note just released 'Droppin' Science', a collection of much-sampled tunes from the Blue Note archives. The unstoppable J.Rocc from Stones Throw used this as an excuse to dip into his own personal archives and make a mixtape of the original breaks and the songs that sampled them. NOT to be missed.

Via Nalden.

Tracklisting and sampleography (Biggie Smalls, Dr. Dre, Tribe Called Quest...) after the jump.

(And now that we're on a jazz tip: RIP Teo Macero, the producer of (a.o.) Miles Davis' masterpiece Bitches Brew and a major influence on e.g. Radiohead. )

Tracklist for Blue Note's Droppin' Science 1. Lou Donaldson - "It's Your Thing" 2. Ronnie Foster - "Mystic Brew" 3. Donald Byrd - "Think Twice" 4. David Axelrod/David McCallum - "The Edge" 5. Jack McDuff - "Oblighetto" 6. Joe Williams - "Get Out of My Life Woman" 7. Grant Green - "Down Here on the Ground" 8. Lonnie Smith - "Spinnin Wheel" 9. Jeremy Steig - "Howling for Judy" 10. Lou Donaldson - "Who's Makin Love (To Your Old Lady)"

The Essential Sampleography 1. Lou Donaldson “It’s Your Thing” Originally on the album Hot Dog (Blue Note, 1969) Sampled By: Brand Nubian “Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down” (Elektra) De La Soul “Bitties In The BK Lounge” (Tommy Boy) Lox “Get This $” (Bad Boy/Arista) Real Live “Day You Die” (Pirate/Big Beat) Madonna “I’d Rather Be Your Lover” (Warner Bros.)

2. Ronnie Foster “Mystic Brew” Originally on the album Two Headed Freap (Blue Note, 1972) Sampled By: A Tribe Called Quest “Electric Relaxation” (Jive) Rell “Real Love” (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam) E.T.A. “Ayia Napa” (Flex)

3. Donald Byrd “Think Twice” Originally on the album Stepping into Tomorrow (Blue Note, 1974) Sampled By: A Tribe Called Quest “Footprints” (Jive) Main Source “Lookin At The Front Door” (Wild Pitch) De La Soul “Simply Havin” (Tommy Boy) DJ Krush “Big City Lover” (Instinct) J Dilla “Think Twice” (BBE)

4. David Axelrod/David McCullum “The Edge” Originally on the album Music: A Bit More of Me (Capitol, 1968) Sampled By: Dr. Dre “The Next Episode” (Aftermath/Interscope)

5. Jack McDuff “Oblighetto” Originally on the album Moon Rappin’ (Blue Note, 1969) Sampled By: A Tribe Called Quest “Scenario” (Jive) J Dilla “Oblighetto Remix” (Blue Note)

6. Joe Williams “Get Out Of My Life Woman” – Originally on the album Presenting Joe Williams and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra (Solid State, 1966) Sampled By: Kool G Rap “Ill Street Blues” (Cold Chillin’/Warner Bros.) Biz Markie “Funk Is Back” (Cold Chillin’/Warner Bros.) Cadillac Tah “You Loose” (Def Jam) Jill Scott “Brotha” (Hidden Beach)

7. Grant Green “Down Here On The Ground” Originally on the album Alive! (Blue Note, 1970) Sampled By: A Tribe Called Quest “Vibes & Stuff” (Jive) Madonna “Forbidden Love” (Boy Toy/Warner Bros.)

8. Lonnie Smith “Spinnin Wheel” Originally on the album Drives (Blue Note, 1970) Sampled By: A Tribe Called Quest “Can I Kick It” (Jive) Pete Rock And C.L. Smooth “Act Like You Know” (Elektra) Brian Austin Green “Didn’t Have A Clue” (Yam Yum Entertainment)

9. Jeremy Steig “Howling For Judy” Originally on the album Legwork (Solid State, 1970) Sampled By: Beastie Boys “Get It Together” (Capitol)

10. Lou Donaldson “Who’s Makin Love (To Your Old Lady)” Originally on the album Hot Dog (Blue Note, 1969) Sampled By: Biggie Smalls “One More Chance” Remix (Bad Boy) Marley Marl & Craig G “Droppin Science” (Cold Chillin”/Warner Bros) Mary J. Blige “Everyday It Rains” (Def Jams)

BONUS TRACKS (iTunes US Version, international digital album and LP version) 11. Ronnie Laws “Tidal Wave” Originally on the album Pressure Sensitive (Blue Note, 1975) Sampled By: Black Moon “Who Got The Props” (Nervous) Jackson 5 “I Want You Back (Remix)” (Motown)

12. Monk Higgins “Little Green Apples” Originally on the album Extra Soul Perception (Solid State, 1969) Sampled By: Gangstarr “Code Of The Streets” (Chrysalis/EMI)

13. Donald Byrd “Wind Parade” Originally on the album Places and Spaces (Blue Note, 1975) Sampled By: Black Moon “Buck Em Down” (Nervous) 2 Pac “Definition of A Thug Nigga” (Columbia Pictures/Sony) and (Amaru/Interscope/Jive) 2 Pac “Late Night” (Interscope) Organized Confusion “Stray Bullet” (Hollywood)