Of the many tunes sampling Marlena Shaw’s marvellous Woman Of The Ghetto, this may be my favourite. Remember Me by Blue Boy, aka Scottish DJ Lex Blackmore, has such a chill vibe that’s perfect for summer weather.
Listening to it makes me long to be lounging in a beach front bar in Ibiza, far away from fears about Third Waves and Indian Variants, with a cold beer in my hand. Perhaps by the end of the summer I will be.
The main sample is the “Geng ga-ga-ga-geng” scat singing from the 1973 live version of the song; towards the end there’s another sample, this time from the 1969 original.
That’s where she sings “Remember me? I’m the one who had your babies” – a reference in the original song to black women being exploited by white men in the urban ghettoes – as maids and as prostitutes.
Anyway. Bring on the beach!