Faze-O / Black Cash & Theo / Riding High

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Title:  Riding High
Label: Galaxy Sound Co
Cat#: GSC4535
Format: 7" Vinyl
Country: US
Genre: Hip Hop

Track Listing:Ridin (BlackCash & Theo Edit) b/w Riding High (BlackCash & Theo Edit) by Faze-O | Galaxy Sound Co. — GSC45-035 | “Ridin” is taken from the first album of the same name by the Dayton, Ohio funk band Faze-O. Released in 1977 on Atlantic Records subsidiary label, She Records, it was produced by Clarence Satchell of the Ohio Players. It was recorded at Paragon Recording Studios, Chicago, Ill./Engineer: Steve Kasciel & at Chicago Recording Corp./Engineer: Hank Neuberger.

The song charted in 1978 on the top 10 R&B list. "Riding High" went on to be an oft-sampled song for many hip-hop & R&B acts from the late 1980s onwards. It was first sampled in Fresh Four's "Wishing on a Star" in 1989, produced by The High & Mighty, & would go on to be sampled over 120 times to date. Other notable samples were made in “Please Listen To My Demo” by EPMD (1989), “Proceed III” by The Roots (1994), “All That Money” by Funkahawlikz (1995), “Track 07 (Da 2nd Installment Vol. 4)” by J Dilla (2002), & “Killa Lipstick” by Ghostface Kills (2007). Even Snoop Dogg dug it twice for “Ride 4 Me” (1996) & “Bo$$ Playa” (2002). The Platinum Pied Pipers covered it in 2003 on #UbiquityRecords with a smooth modern soul swing take.

Master grade edit kings & beat makers Black Cash & Theo AKA #TheloniousBeats have a vast catalogue of essential sounds, & this release builds on that donut edit empire. While recorded in Chicago , you can immediately recognize why the West Coast picked up on its laid-back funky vibes.

Side A gives us an extended tight edit of the original vocal version while on the flip we are treated to the instrumental. Expertly remastered & edited up. Stamped, it is a 45-crate essential.

Come free your mind with this laid back funky donut.