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Cedar Walton - Low Rider (War Cover)

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Uploaded on Jan 17, 2012

From '' Beyond Mobius ''
Label: RCA Victor -- APL1-1435
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US, Canada
Released: 1976

A1 Bad Luck
A2 Low Rider
A3 Beyond Mobius
A4 Jive Talkin'
B1 Canadian Sunset
B2 The Girl With Discotheque Eyes
B3 Lonely Cathedral

Voice -- Adrienne Albert, Alan Abrahams, Maeretha Stewart, Mike Lipskin, Ullanda McCullough
Guitar [Rhythm] -- Cornell Dupree
Guitar [Solo, Rhythm] -- Eric Gale
Bass -- Gordon Edwards
Drums -- Charles Collins (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1), Jimmie Young (tracks: A3, B2, B3)
Keyboards, Synthesizer -- Cedar Walton
Percussion -- Angel Allende
Saxophone [Solos] -- Eddie Harris
Saxophone [Tenor] -- George Marge
Soloist [Trumpet, Flugelhorn] -- Blue Mitchell
Strings -- David Moore, Harry Cykman, Morris Sutow, Norman Carr
Trombone -- Alan Raph, Wayne Andre
Trumpet, Flugelhorn -- Burt Collins, Jon Faddis


"Low Rider" is a song written by the band War and appearing on their 1975 album Why Can't We Be Friends?.
It reached number one on the Billboard R&B charts and peaked at number seven on the Pop Singles chart.

Cover versions and samples

The song has been covered by the following artists:
Willy DeVille
Carlos Santana
Blues Traveler
Bona Fide on their album "The Poe House"
Peter Cetera
Cypress Hill
The Fantômas Melvins Big Band
George Clinton
Earth Eatz Dog - on their album Sniff This!
Epsilon Minus
Gary Hoey (this version is played at the start of the Greg and the Morning Buzz radio show each day)
Andy Offutt Irwin
Terry Kath
Kid Frost and Latin Alliance
Look People
Paul Rodriguez
The Sippy Cups
Popa Chubby featuring Galea
Quando Quango
Son Of Dave
Andy J.Forest
Cedar Walton
Widespread Panic
Barry White
Yukon Kornelius
Warren Hill from his 2005 album PopJazz

Many P2P networks credit the War version of the track to ZZ Top, but the band has never recorded a version of the song.
"Low Rider" was sampled by The Offspring in the remix version of "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)".
"Low Rider" was sampled by Tito & Tarantula on the track "Bullets From a Gun".
War's "Low Rider" was also significantly sampled by The Beastie Boys for their track "Slow Ride" on the 1986 album Licensed to Ill.
The song "Jorge Regula" by The Moldy Peaches borrowed the main riff from "Low Rider".
Sublime sampled the song in the bassline of Forman Freestyle on disc 2 of Everything Under the Sun.
The song "Surfin Buena Park" by The Ziggens borrowed the main riff from "Low Rider".
Jazz funk/Contemporary jazz instrumental group Bona Fide covered the song from their 2001 album "The Poe House."
An Spanish version of Mexican group Banda Pachuco was recorded in 1996 for the album with the same name.

Cultural references

The song was covered with the name "Me no fry" for a sunscreen commercial on Australian TV.
The song was featured on the first compilation in the Lowrider Soundtrack series.

Movies: The song has been featured in thirteen movies, including Cheech and Chong's Up In Smoke, Colors, A Gnome Named Gnorm, Robots, 21 Grams, Dazed and Confused, Paulie, Beverly Hills Ninja, A Knight's Tale, the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds, The Young Poisoner's Handbook, Friday and Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
The song was also featured on the 5th season of Beverly Hills, 90210.
Low Rider is the theme song for George Lopez, Lopez Tonight, and for its titular star's stand up comedy appearances.
At the 2007 ALMA Awards, George Lopez also called this song, "The Chicano National Anthem".
George Lopez said if he chose a featured song for the 2009 Christmas Music party, that it would be Low Rider.
Low Rider is featured in the video games Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (playing on Master Sounds 98.3), Skate 2, Skate It, Driver: Parallel Lines and Rock Band 3.
It can be heard in MLB 08: The Show, a PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation 3 game.
CWF Superstar 'The Casino Kid' Vegas Ford used the song as his entrance theme from 1996-97.
Former baseball players Nomar Garciaparra and Mark Loretta would use this song as their entrance music when they came up to bat.
On That '70s Show, it is considered by Eric to be his and Donna's song, since they heard it on their first date.
In The Simpsons episode "Little Big Girl" "Low Rider" is played when Bart Simpson flees to North Haverbrook. Also in episode "A Midsummer's Nice Dream" while Homer is riding in the van with Cheech from Cheech and Chong.
In the Family Guy episode "It's A Trap!", the music for "Low Rider" is playing in Peter Griffin's flashback when he's driving the Millennium Falcon and pulls up to a car full of girls.
Parts of the song have been used in advertisements for Marmite in the United Kingdom, and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in Canada
Cheech & Chong used it as their entrance music when they guest hosted WWE Raw on March 1, 2010.
The main melody of the tune is copied virtually note-for-note in the versus for the Thompson Twins 80's hit "Lies"

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