Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll  

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"Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll" (1979) is a song by the American funk music group Vaughan Mason & Crew realeased on Brunswick Records. It capitalized on the roller disco fad of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Released in the summer of 1979, the title track of the album of the same name, reached #5 on the US Billboard Hot Soul Singles and number 38 on Billboard’s Disco Top 100 chart in 1980. It was inspired by the bassline in the song "Good Times" by Chic, also released in summer 1979.

It has since been used as the inspiration for the title of the film Roll Bounce, and appears on its soundtrack. It also appears on the soundtrack to the film South Central.

The song has been sampled in more than 100 songs, among them Daft Punk's "Da Funk", 112's "Only You", and A Tribe Called Quest's "I Left My Wallet in El Segundo", as well as songs by Kid Rock, De La Soul, and Heavy D and the Boyz. The song was covered by rapper Baby DC on the album School Dayz.

It was also sampled by Jimmy Spicer on "Adventures of Super Rhyme (Rap)" (1980).

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