The Monkees

Magnolia Simms

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Possibly one of the first uses of sampling on a record, "Magnolia Simms" contains the sound of a scratchy 78 rpm record throughout the recording. In addition to that, there are also the skipping effects at the end of the song, as well as the fact that it only played on the left stereo channel. An excellent '20s-style love ballad, the tune is reminiscent of songs like "My Blue Heaven," among others. Inspired by Michael Nesmith's purchase of a stack of 78s from the roaring '20s. And what fun.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
The Birds, The Bees & the Monkees 1968 Rhino 3:47
Original Album Series 2010 Rhino 3:48