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February 21, 2011 6:34 PM   Subscribe

NameThatSongFilter: Looking for a 90's song that used the horns from Soul Finger by the Bar-Kays

All I remember is it contained the horn portion of Soul Finger (YouTube link; relevant horns start just after 0:12) and probably some of the bass part as well. I would guess it was just an updated version of Soul Finger rather than a different song with a sample, but I'm not sure.

The rest of my memory is hazy: I think it had no words or yells, so it wasn't the original Soul Finger recording. It may have been a pump-up/entrance song for a pro sports team, but I have no idea which one it would have been.

Any ideas?
posted by Tehhund to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
 
Not the eighties' version by Dexys Midnight Runners?
posted by Decani at 6:48 PM on February 21, 2011


Hmm. Not listed on either whosampled or the-breaks.

If memory serves, 'Soul Finger' was briefly George H.W. Bush's campaign song (the Lee Atwater effect, I imagine)--maybe there's a lead there.
posted by box at 7:04 PM on February 21, 2011


The rest of my memory is hazy: I think it had no words or yells, so it wasn't the original Soul Finger recording. It may have been a pump-up/entrance song for a pro sports team, but I have no idea which one it would have been.

Is there a chance you are remembering that G. E. Smith and the Saturday Night Live Band used to do this song for intros and outtros on 1990s SNL? That's something I clearly remember. I think there's more to that connection, because the Blues Brothers did medleys with Soul Finger in their regular shows, so it makes sense it would turn up as a motif on SNL.
posted by Miko at 7:30 PM on February 21, 2011


ot the eighties' version by Dexys Midnight Runners

Hmm, that doesn't quite sound right either. But that bring up a pretty good *duh* moment - why aren't I looking for covers too? Thanks for the idea, back to Google.

Is there a chance you are remembering that G. E. Smith and the Saturday Night Live Band used to do this song for intros and outtros on 1990s SNL?

I *think* I used to hear it in a Jr high / high school gym from time to time, not on TV. It's possible that it was the original recording, and the crappy sound system just muted some parts more than others.
posted by Tehhund at 8:34 PM on February 21, 2011


I am reminded of it when I am busting ghosts.
posted by still lampin' at 6:24 AM on February 22, 2011


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