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Angel

by

Shaggy



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This is a tribute to women who stick by their men through good times and bad.
West Indian vocalists Rayvon and Rikrok sang on this. Shaggy helped them put together solo albums in return.
This samples "Angel Of The Morning," a hit for Merrilee Rush in 1968 and Juice Newton in 1981. They got the idea when Rikrok came into the studio singing it.
The bass line is sampled from "The Joker" by Steve Miller. It was one of the first times Steve Miller allowed one of his songs to be sampled. He let Run-D.M.C. use "Take The Money And Run" with Everlast on vocals at around the same time. In 1990, Miller won a lawsuit against rap group The Geto Boys when they used "The Joker" without his permission.
Shaggy put the beat together before adding lyrics to this.
The album sold 5.5 million copies in 2001, more than any other.
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Comments (3):

I would love to know the name of that light-skinned lady,or the one in red.
- Fabrice, Port Charlotte, FL
Actually, he didn't "steal" anything from Steve Miller. He sampled it... with permission from Steve Miller. And as stated above it also sampled "Angel of the Morning." So he would've had to put the beat together. He just happened to do so before the lyrics were added.
- Jeremy, Pittsburgh, PA
"Shaggy put the beat together before adding lyrics to this"
Shaggy didn't put any beat together...he stole it from Steve Miller's the Joker. He even stole the lead guitar parts from it.
- Noah, New York, NY
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