Thursday, October 06, 2005

A Tribe Called Quest feat Baby Bam : If The Pape Comes (from Can I Kick It 12")





A Tribe Called Quest feat Baby Bam : If The Papes Come (Jive, 1989)
Jungle Brothers feat Q-Tip :
The Promo (Warlock, 1988)
Jungle Brothers feat Q-Tip :
On The Road Again (Warner Bros, 1996)
Lou Donaldson :
Pot Belly (Blue Note, 1970)

Not much to say, but a lot of music to share this time.

If The Papes Come” is a well known track, but for some reason everytime I hear it in a mix or on a compilation it’s always the “remix” version, without Afrika Baby Bam. It’s kind of disrespectfull if you ask me, since the Jungle Brothers were the ones who put Tribe on the map, found them a manager etc... And I could write all day long about how important and innovative the Jungle Brothers were, but I won’t, I’m pissed off because I don’t find my “Beyond This World” 12” right now.

So here is the full version of “If The Papes Come” with a few bonus. First you have the first song Tip appeared on with The Jungle Brothers, called “The Promo” as well as a pop-ish remix of “My Jimmy Weighs A Ton” rechristened "On The Road Again" by Q-Tip. It does not have the ruggedness of the original, but I’m sure it will please more than one Q-Tip fan. And finally there is the Lou Donaldson classic “Pot Belly” which is the main sample in “If The Papes Come”. That tune has been sampled to death, but to this day the Tribe track is still the best use of those drums.


A Tribe Called Quest feat Baby Bam : If The Papes Come (Jive, 1989)
Jungle Brothers feat Q-Tip :
The Promo (Warlock, 1988)
Jungle Brothers feat Q-Tip :
On The Road Again (Warner Bros, 1996)
Lou Donaldson :
Pot Belly (Blue Note, 1970)

Pas grand chose à raconter pour une fois, mais beaucoup de musique.

If The Papes Come” est relativement connu mais bizarrement chaque fois que j’entends le morceau dans un mix ou sur une compilation c’est toujours le remix sans Baby Bam. C’est navrant car sans les Jungle Brothers je ne suis pas sur qu’il y aurait eu de Tribe Called Quest. Je pourrais passer des heurs à faire l’éloge des JB’s mais ce sera pour une autre fois.

Voici déjà la version longue de “If The Papes Come” avec quelques bonus. Tout d’abord le premier morceau de Jungle Brothers sur lequel est apparu Q-Tip, "The Promo". Ensuite un remix d’un titre des JB’s réalisé par Q-Tip, avec un couplet de Tip, “On The Road Again”, qui est en fait le remix soft de "My Jimmy Weighs A Ton". C’est pas le meilleur titre des Jungle Brothers, loin de là, mais je pense aussi aux fans de Tip. Enfin je termine avec le classique de Lou Donaldson qui sert de base au morceau de Tribe : “Pot Belly”. Cette batterie a été samplée mille fois, mais le morceau est définitivement lié à "If The Papes Come" pour moi.

5 comments:

Dooms said...

Yes you can !

KB said...

Is it possible to reup this? I have the vinyl but I'd love a MP3 version of it. You can reach me at myname@mydomainname.com. Thanks in advance.

Fosterakahunter said...

Please, please, please, will you re-post "If The Papes Come"? I know it's bad manners to ask to do that after the initial post, but I slept previously, and missed it. I canNOT find this original version ANYWHERE. Literally. Please, do your man a solid, and hook it up for me. Much thanks in advance, with more to come afterwards. Peace.

Alex said...

ya man where can you get the original version. I like the remix, but im super curious to hear the original.

DR said...

Used to have this single and the original was my favorite track from Tribe. Not sure why the remix is the only one you can find. They are very similar. Can you repost?