Slow Sunday:8 of 8 – Kulturschlag

Blue Boy is a pseudonym for the Scottish DJ, Alexis ‘Lex’ Blackmore. He is best known for “Remember Me”, an international dance hit in 1997.
The track is built around two samples from a live version of “Woman of the Ghetto”, a 1969 soul song by Marlena Shaw. The original song is polemic to legislators delivered by a woman from a black American ghetto. Near the end is the line: “Remember me? I’m the one who had your babies”, in reference to black maids raising white children for little pay in America. This sample is repeated throughout “Remember Me”, as is a sample of a scat portion of the refrain.