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All roads lead to Apache. From Bert (.mp3) to Nas (.mp3), surf (.mp3) to electronica (.mp3), the audio genealogy of one influential tune. (via Soul-Sides)
posted by numlok (26 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Did you just direct-link to the mp3s of that poor guy's blog entry in the front-page post?

Bad form, dude. Bad form.
posted by schroedinger at 6:42 PM on April 21, 2005

Should I just stop now?
Seriously... I feel like Charlie Brown after he's had the ball "yoinked" for the umpteenth time.
If there is an easy way to switch up the links at this point, I'll gladly host and re-link to the files from my own site...
posted by numlok at 6:48 PM on April 21, 2005

Well, on the up side you gave a pretty awesome mp3 blog a bit more well-deserved publicity!

Soul-Sides is great.
posted by schroedinger at 6:53 PM on April 21, 2005

What if I mark this post (to get it nuked), move the files to my own site, re-link, and re-post? Is it even worth it?
I'm honestly contemplating never FPPing again...
posted by numlok at 6:57 PM on April 21, 2005

I don't see how you did wrong...we'd all hammer the mp3 links on the blog whether you fpp'd em or not. Don't feed the trolls. It's a fine post.
heh. Apache.
*whispers* apacheeeee....
posted by Baby_Balrog at 7:01 PM on April 21, 2005

Soul Sides doth indeed rule (and if you dig it, you'd also like Home of The Groove, Funky 16 Corners, The Cool Out, Hellhounds & Holy Ghosts and Number One Songs In Heaven) but the Inredible Bongo Band's (featuring the tragic Jim Gordon on drums) is the greatest.

But a great entry nonetheless.
posted by jonmc at 7:12 PM on April 21, 2005

Sorry, I wasn't trying to troll. I was just pointing out it's hard on the site owners when you direct-link their files like that, but in my comment I should've mentioned that it was a good post and said the direct-link thing with less snark.
posted by schroedinger at 7:45 PM on April 21, 2005

Man, FPPs are a tricky business... too fast, and you risk a netiquette faux pas; too slow, and you'll be "scooped". [whew!]
So, I guess I'll just leave it as-is for now.
Thanks for the kind words, and kinder links (yeah!).
posted by numlok at 7:46 PM on April 21, 2005

There's also a nice clip of an all-guitar version ( By the Duo-Tones) of Apache on this page.
Side thought... Who would win in a bar fight: Apache or Louie Louie?
posted by numlok at 8:05 PM on April 21, 2005

Apologies if it's been linked to within this thread (lots of cool links to go through!), but this version of "Apache" can't be forgotten. Even if you try really, really hard.
posted by bdk3clash at 8:07 PM on April 21, 2005

Rats! Charlie Brown says Rats not Drats.
posted by antron at 8:08 PM on April 21, 2005

No mention of the ultimate 70s Apache -- by the Danish Tommy Seebach Band (multiple Eurovision champs), which explains the complete lack of irony.

numlok, if I were you, I would have linked to the MP3s using the Coral mirror, which you can implement simply by adding "nyud.net:8090" to the end of the domain name in the URL.
posted by dhartung at 8:09 PM on April 21, 2005

antron: Double RATS!
[Bummer Shreep!]
posted by numlok at 8:15 PM on April 21, 2005

You haven't experienced Apache until you've seen Tommy Seebach's music video.

A copy is located here (or alternately, here).
posted by RotJ at 8:15 PM on April 21, 2005

Good netiquette or no, Apache is one hot piece of song. Bongos make me wiggle me bum, I can't help it.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 8:49 PM on April 21, 2005

Well I thought it was a good post. Thanks.
posted by googly at 9:04 PM on April 21, 2005

A good post indeed (despite the linking issues), and a very good use of the Internet to instruct the young. I heard The Ventures do this first (both in the studio, and live in Japan), way way back when, so that will always be the definitive version for me. Never imagined it was inspired by the 'savage' Burt Lancaster.

p.s. I say we need more cultural anthropology like this. As has been done probably most effectively with Louie Louie.
posted by LeLiLo at 9:47 PM on April 21, 2005

Wicked, wicked post. Keep em coming. All those clips brought a smile to my face.
posted by LondonYank at 2:53 AM on April 22, 2005

Thank you for giving me the occasion to hear the Shadows once again; how well they have stood the test of time! I admit the rest of the bunch sound dreadful to my ears, but then I am old enough to have played my small role in making the Shadows' version a hit by purchasing the 45, and later versions cannot be other than a descent from that peak. Now the nostalgia bit is done, I shall return to the Goldbergs
posted by TimothyMason at 4:35 AM on April 22, 2005

Very cool, thanks numlok
posted by njm at 5:58 AM on April 22, 2005

jonmc, word up. I've got all of those bookmarked, and I'd add Music From My Loft to the list.

/soul-sides rules
posted by The Dryyyyy Cracker at 5:59 AM on April 22, 2005

Oh, and diddy wah. The current post, Eddie Floyd's "Big Bird," is the best thing I've downloaded in a good long while.
posted by The Dryyyyy Cracker at 6:02 AM on April 22, 2005

Thanks so much. I don't have anything to add. Just had to say how great this post is for me. I love all things Apache! I lean toward the Ventures recording, but enjoy all the different takes from all the artists. I would buy a 3 disc set of all the recordings of Apache in a heartbeat. Though maybe there would need to be 6 discs!!!
Oh, APACHE! That's what I'll name my first born.
posted by JBennett at 7:50 AM on April 22, 2005

Just last night I was trying to find a copy of The Incredible Bongo band version, but had to settle with Electric Boogie and the Sugarhill Gang versions to make my point that the bongo playing on both is excellent.
Incidentally, does anyone know the name of the bongo player featured on the Incredible Bongo Band version? AFAIK they were session musicians and uncredited. Yes I did read the article in Wax Poetics.
See also The Jimmy Entley Sound version produced by whatsisface out of Portishead for another interesting version.
posted by asok at 8:47 AM on April 22, 2005

"In other words, a record written by a white Englishman imitating Native Americans as portrayed by white Americans and made famous by a Dane with a vaguely Hawaiian sound, arranged by a Canadian, became the biggest record in black New York."

God I love music. Thanks for the awesome links, numlok (and jonmc).
posted by Eamon at 12:37 PM on April 22, 2005

Eddie Floyd's "Big Bird," is the best thing I've downloaded in a good long while.

Indeed. That's one of my all-time favorite soul numbers. I'm waiting for the day it's used in a film soundtrack in an airport scene. It's begging for it, no?
posted by jonmc at 12:09 PM on April 23, 2005

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