I'm currently about to create a song page for this song -  In the 60's, the artist performed and recorded it as We Want Our Freedom Now. From the 70's, it's available on Amazon as mp3 under the title Bridging the Gap. And, on LW, in the 80s it's here: Joan Baez:Live Europe '83 (Children Of The Eighties) (1983). No question the cover art says The Land of a Thousand Dances. I think the proposed page name should stay. My question - does this , in your opinion really qualify as a cover of the R&B/Soul classic? Is it a medley? Unfortunately, the name of the traditional part seems to be AWOL, so it would be a one-legged medley, should I go that way. Finally, should writer = Traditional, Chris Kenner - the writer of the R&B classic? Perhaps if I listened to more hip hop or songs containing a lot of sampling I'd be better prepared. I'm not expecting you to have all the answers, but at least a "gut opinion". Thanks a lot.--Pastafazoo (talk) 18:36, January 14, 2019 (UTC)
- I think it's fine the way it is and can be marked as a cover. No need to make things too complicated. If there is indeed a traditional song mixed in with it with no attributable artist, you can just denote that in the CreditBox accordingly, perhaps by means of the Trivia parameter. XxTimberlakexx (talk) (contribs)22:01, January 14, 2019 (UTC)
I saw you reversed who covered who. Although Gordon's version came out 1st, it's my understanding that Crenshaw wrote it, which is why I figured it may more sense to say that Gordon covered it.
- We have plenty of tricky instances here where the songwriter's version is listed as a cover - see my edit summary for just one of those examples. I recommend reading this talk page conversation where I explained this to another user. Cheers, XxTimberlakexx (talk) (contribs)00:36, February 4, 2019 (UTC)
Extra comma in template
Hi, I just noticed there's an extra comma in Template:Song Info, in this line:
"* at least one person watching it, that isbeing notified anytime the song is changed;"
I saw you were active not long ago, so maybe you can go fix that real quick?
Oh, wait. I just noticed that it has two interpretations; "a person watching it that is being notified", and "a person watching it, that is to say they're being notified."
- No, that is grammatically correct. You are right in your second interpretation of that sentence - the sentence can be rephrased as "at least one person watching it, meaning that they are notified anytime the song is changed". Also, heads up, but please sign your talk page comments. Cheers, XxTimberlakexx (talk) (contribs)15:58, March 3, 2019 (UTC)
Why Are You Reverting My Edits?
Excuse me, but why are you reverting my edits? I was adding the Sample template to some of the pages because I learned from The Who Sampled website that some of those songs have sampled other songs. Again, why are you reverting them? I think it's quite rude. JessicaFin23 (talk) 22:35, March 14, 2019 (UTC)
- Variety of reasons:
- Many of the "samples" you are adding are not truly samples; many of them just use a melody that is similar to another song, but was not intended to be a sample when the artist wrote it. The WhoSampled site is not an end-all be-all, they often list cases where a song sounds like another song, but is not a sample in the truest sense of the definition. On top of that, some of their listings can be plain erroneous due to the site being crowdsourced.
- You are adding samples for non-music that would not warrant a page here. Vintage Funk Kit 03 is not a song, it is a drum loop found in GarageBand. Mother Goose is not a song either, it is a non-music skit by Andrew Dice Clay.
- You're adding duplicate information. The Zebrahead cover of "Girlfriend" was already listed in the Covered template.
- Finally, it usually isn't advised to add samples if the sample in question does not have a page here.
None of this is me being "rude", you're just inserting information that does not belong or is already represented on some of these pages. Also, as an added note, please insert the Sample/Sampled template in the correct space - it should go above the YouTube embed, SOTD, No.1, B-Hits and WP-Song templates, as well as above any GameFeature templates that may be present. Thanks for reaching out to clarify, cheers XxTimberlakexx (talk) (contribs)22:49, March 14, 2019 (UTC)
For some reason, this title keeps appearing funky in the header for the two song articles I've created so far: Flotsam And Jetsam:Prisoner Of Time and Flotsam And Jetsam:Control. What am I doing wrong? Shaneymike (talk) 02:44, March 29, 2019 (UTC)
The Beatles, Act Naturally
I posted a request on the talk page for this song The Beatles:Act Naturally. Noticed that you are the watcher. I've listened to the song both on CD and the embedded live YouTube clip 3 or 4 times with decent headphones, and I just don't hear "I'll play the part but I won't need rehearsing". I hear, either way, AND I won't need rehearsing. But I'm not going to change it unless I can find somebody to check it. That's why I requested corroboration on its talk page. Thanks in advance--Pastafazoo (talk) 03:00, March 29, 2019 (UTC)