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Marva Whitney Clears Her Throat

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We began the week, with a celebration of the musical legacy of the late-great Marva Whitney.  Her music may not grace the airwaves every day, but her legacy lives on through some of the great samples that have been used.

The most recognizable of her samples, has got to be the saxophone break from "Unwind Yourself"



If you're saying to yourself, "I've heard that somewhere else..." that break became the "900 Number" beat.



Then, in 1996, DJ KOOL re-used this break beat for his hit "Let Me Clear My Throat".