Take Yo’ Praise. An analysis of the use of sampling In: Fatboy Slim ‘Praise You’.

Take Yo’ Praise An analysis of the use of sampling In- Fatboy Slim ‘Praise You’.

A sampler is the name given to a piece of equipment designed solely to record, store and replay a sound on demand. Arguably the most important function, when using a sample creatively, is the ability edit and effect the raw samples. The aesthetic of sampling is relatively unchanged; it still serves the same purpose. However, advances in technology have undoubtedly transformed the art of sampling into an ever-changing craft. Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) uses sampling as not only a “technical quotation”, but more importantly, “an art of transformation”. (Capturing Sound: How technology has changed music, Mark Katz. P.156). The track ‘Praise You’, was produced in 1998, heavily based on a sample from ‘Take Yo’ Praise’, by Camille Yarbrough in 1975. I am going to discuss the ways in which sampling challenges conventional ideas regarding originality, individuality, authorship and intellectual property.

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