Talk about obscure! My (then) girlfriend and I were spending a lovely evening jammin’ to Fats Domino in 2007 when we noticed that “I’m Walkin’” begins with an infectious kick drum fill.
Perhaps Will Smith’s producer (is it still Jazzy Jeff?!) thought so too. Naturally, the modern version has a lot more low-end – but it’s also surprisingly slower.
Also surprising, “I’m Walkin’” made it to Number 4 on the US Charts, while “Switch” only reached number 7. You just don’t mess with Fats Domino.
Comment on the parts you think sound alike.