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“Frankenstein of ’59”: Roots of Sampling

Dickie Goodman, in partnership with Bill Buchanan, produced a series of comedic “break-in” records – newscast spoofs in which a fictitious reporter’s questions are met with carefully-selected snippets taken from the latest radio hits (i.e., early sampling).  Buchanan & Goodman’s groundbreaking partnership, which started in 1956, sadly lasted only lasted 3 years, and “Frankenstein of ’59” just might be among their last collaborations:

Frankenstein of 59

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