After giving Erykah Badu’s new album a few days of constant rotation, we definitley need to shout out the production team! She picked some very groovy and soulful beats, the majority with samples but some of the gems are the from the few where the producers DIDN’T sample – especially Georgia Anne Muldrow’s part 2&3 of “Out of My Mind Just in Time”, & the Soulquarians (Questlove, James Poyser, Thundercat) on “Window Seat”. However, its still hip hop and producers sample and heads like to listen to originals. And thankfully for your inner crate digger, the samples she did use on Return of the Ankh were nicely compilated by SquarerootZ of The Soul Reservoir. Download below!

The Soul Reservoir Presents New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh Original Samples:

1. “My Darling Baby”
Wood Brass & Steel
From the album Wood Brass & Steel
Sampled on “20 Feet Tall”

2. “Just As I Thought”
David Sancious
From the album Just As I Thought
Sampled on “Agitation”

3. “You Can’t Turn Me Away”
Sylvia Striplin
From the album Give Me Your Love
Sampled on Can’t Turn Away (Get MuNNY)”

4. “Arrow Through Me”
From the album Back to the Egg
Sampled on “Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long”

5. “Take Some Time”
Ndugu & The Chocolate Jam Factory
From the album Do I Make You Feel Better?
Sampled on “Umm Hmm”

6.”Take Me”
Fabulous Souls
From the compilation Funky Music Machine
Sampled on “Love”

7. “Intimate Friends”
Eddie Kendricks
From the album Slick
Sampled on “Fall In Love (Your Funeral)”

8. “Hydraulic Pump”
P-Funk All Stars
From the album Urban Dancefloor Guerillas
Sampled on “Jump Up In the Air and Stay There”

The Soul Reservoir Presents New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh Original Samples [Download]

UPDATE: alternate download links &

via SoulBounce