The Song Sampled in Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy"
Believe it or not, DangerMouse and Cee-Lo weren't playing every instrument you heard on "Crazy." The song depends as heavily on a sampled bassline as it does on a drum machine and Cee-Lo's incredible voice.
The source song is called "Nel Cimitero la Tucson," a song from Gianfranco Reverberi's soundtrack to a 60's-era spaghetti western called "Preparati La Bara!" Before you go thinking I'm some kind of mystical genius, remember that I obsessively surf the web more than you do.
Prometheus may have brought fire to man, but he didn't invent it.
I learned about this via Stereogum and a blog called The Splendida Project (thanks, guys!)
You can download the tune here, thanks to my man Eric Bryant:
Here it is --> "Nel Cimitero la Tucson," by Gianfranco Reverberi