Bob Marley borrows from the Banana Splits

So I just watched the new trailer for Kick-Ass, posted next, and looked up the background music which is Tra La La by The Banana Splits. Looking into it further I find out Bob Marley borrowed a section of the chorus for Buffalo Soldier.

Mind = Blown.

You can’t blame Bob Marley for quoting the Banana Splits on this for two reasons: one, it shows how an artist can take something out of context and make something wholly unique and beautiful, and two, if you’re going to borrow you might as well borrow from the best––Tra La La is one of the greatest songs in the history of mankind. No joke.

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