Edwin Birdsong, Famously Sampled By Daft Punk, Dead At 77
Written by Sebastian on January 24, 2019
Edwin Birdsong, A legendary funky musician passed away at the age of 77. The name might not ring a bell, but you have definitely heard his work.
Birdsong’s original song “Cola Bottle Baby” was sampled in Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” off their album Discovery, and was also reused on Kanye West‘s “Stronger,” which predominantly features Daft Punk’s production.
Birdsong is best known for his keyboard skills. He also produced for other big name talents including Stevie Wonder and Roy Ayers.