I like to dabble in sound and video editing. Talking w/ my father-in-law a couple weekends ago, we started discussing music origins and all the songs out there that have roots in older music... he had made a mix of some songs that were based off one and another. So I took a couple days and put together a 2 disc CD with mashups of songs and their derivatives... and "Know Your Roots" was born. Here are some samples of some of the songs I paired up. All songs are chronological, any predecessor comes first in the song mix and in the title of the song itself.
Canon Hook: (Pachelbel to Blues Traveler)
Lady I Got (Beatles to Sublime)
Waiting for Mary Jane and Dani (Jayhawks -> Tom Petty -> Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Eighties as You Are (Killing Joke to Nirvana)
I Got a Love Song (Croce -> Stone Temple Pilots)
Maid Freed from the Gallows Pole (Niles -> Zeppelin)
Sexy Karma (Beatles -> Radiohead)