John Kongos – “He’s Gonna Step on You Again” (1971)

November 17, 2009 at 5:27 pm (Music)

This song, which was a big hit in England in 1971 and was produced by longtime Elton John producer Gus Dudgeon, is cited by the Guiness Book of World Records as the first song to use a pre-recorded sample. It was later covered by Madchester legends Happy Mondays as simply “Step On.” 

1 Comment

  1. Duncan said,

    Aye I heard it on Johnnie Walker Radio 2 today. The first song to use sampling! 1971.
    Some African drums recording on loop 🙂

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