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Q: Mexican Rap - Cypress Hill - DoubleTake soundtrack ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Mexican Rap - Cypress Hill - DoubleTake soundtrack
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: im220ph3-ga
List Price: $2.50
Posted: 21 Jun 2003 14:27 PDT
Expires: 21 Jul 2003 14:27 PDT
Question ID: 220170
On the Double Take soundtrackn theres a song called Mexican Rap with
Cypress Hill. There's Mexican music playing when it starts and in the
background. I want to know who plays the mexican music and whats the
name of the song?

Request for Question Clarification by markj-ga on 22 Jun 2003 06:39 PDT
im220ph3 --

Here are links to two audio clips.  Is one of them the music you are
looking for?  Just let me know.

Dormir Sonando (TRACK 2)

Return of the Tres (TRACK 3)


Clarification of Question by im220ph3-ga on 23 Jun 2003 06:45 PDT
You ahve the right song but thats not what I wanted. I want the name
of the song thats playing in the background.Its a bunch of trumpets
playing. Is it a mix between 2 songs? 1 being the mexican music
playing and the other being the rap part or did they come up with that
and its the complete song?
Subject: Re: Mexican Rap - Cypress Hill - DoubleTake soundtrack
Answered By: markj-ga on 23 Jun 2003 09:05 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
im220ph3 --

The audio clip that I provided in my clarification request was for the
song "Return of the Tres," as performed by Delinquent Habits on its
2001 CD, "Merry-Go-Round."  That track is listed on being on the
soundtrack of the movie "Double Take":
Internet Movie Database: Soundtracks for Double Take

Based on my own knowledge, I can identify the trumpet background
melody as repeated phrases sampled from a performance of an old
Latin-style pop tune called "Kiss of Fire."

That very popular standard was written in 1952 by Lester Allen, Robert
Hill and A.G. Villoldo:
Encore Music: Latin Love Songs (in alphabetical order).

The song has been recorded nearly 60 times, and among its more popular
recorded versions were those by Louis Armstrong, Tito Puente, Ray
Conniff and Georgia Gibbs.  Here is a link to the list of recordings
of the song as compiled by the All Music Guide:
All Music Guide: Kiss of Fire

I wouldn't be surprised if the recording that was sampled on "Return
of the Tres" was the Tito Puente version, but I have found no audio
clip of that version.  I have found a clip of an instrumental version
of the song by Ray Conniff, and here is a link to it:
Tower Records: Ray Conniff: Rhapsody in Rhythm  (track 22 -- key
phrase begins in last half of clip)

For comparison, here are two other clips of popular recordings of
"Kiss of Fire":
Tower Records: Louis Armstrong: All-Time Greatest Hits (track 8 -- key
phrase near end of clip)

Tower Records: Number 1 Hits of the 50s (track 9 -- key phrase near
end of clip)

Delinquent Habits (like most hip-hop groups) often relies on remixing
and sampling to complement the vocals of its members.   Indeed, the
All Music Guide's review of "Merry-Go-Round," the CD on which "Return
of the Tres" appears, says:

"From the moment the polished "Merry-Go-Round" kicks in, it's DJ O.G.
Styles dominating the proceedings with his squiggly sounding
scratches, Spanish guitar loops, and tinkling piano samples, which
overshadow rappers Ives and Kimo's decent but undistinguished
All Music Guide: Merry-Go-Round

The final proof that the track includes samples from "Kiss of Fire" is
this link to a Finnish website that includes a downloadable WAV file
of the tune, which it labels "Return of the Tres/Kiss of Fire":
Sonera Plaza: Soittoaanet (alphabetically, under Delinquent Habits),11981,6,00.html

Search Strategy

Various Google Searches and internal website searchs at music sites. 
The Google searches included:

"return of the tres"

"delinquent habits" merry-go-round

I am confident that this is the information you are seeking.  If
anything is unclear, please ask for clarification before rating this

im220ph3-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
You did a great job. I appreciate it..It must have been hard work.

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