Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Amen Brother

Here is a link to an amazing 18 minute video (there is not much to see, so you can put it on a back screen and just listen to the audio), that explains a great deal about the history of sampling and its later encounters with copyright through one famous drum break. Well worth listening to, and yes, I think the clip is making fair use of the excerpts it utilizes to tell the story: if this isn't a transformative use, I don't know what is.

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Thanks!!! The Amen Break has been with me everyday since at least 90. Junglist used it best but pretty much any use is an easy hit.