The one and only worthwhile cut from these novelty rappers. "New York Rappers" an excellent parody cut that features impersonations of a lot of the big acts at the time. Their version of EPMD has the group falling asleep because they're rapping so slow! 12-inch, Vinyl record
A really dreamy bit of sunshine pop from The Critters – probably known best for their minor hit "Mr Dyeingly Sad", but sounding even better here on this obscure second album! The record's got a very groovy feel overall – mostly written and totally produced by lead singer Jimmy Ryan – who's got a voice that's sweet, yet kind of "broken" inside – a style that makes for some really wonderful delivery on the album's original tunes. Instrumentation includes a bit of organ and some really great jangly guitars – and the production also has some nice trippy touches that deepen the sunshine sound of the set! Titles include "Touch N Go", "Because You Came To See Me Today", "Margie Girl", "Awake In A Dream", "Cool Sunday Morning", and "Forget It". LP, Vinyl record album
Younger Girl ... CD Kapp/Universal (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ...
Around November 19, 2014
Six song EP with Jaz's best material – better production and rhymes than his later full length LP, including some nice political tracks – no "Hawaiian Sophie" type tracks here. With production from Prince Paul, Large Professor and 45 King: "Sign Of The Crimes", "Hypocritters", "A Groove (This IS What You Rap 2)", "Rhymes For Da Funny Farm", "It's Your Nature" and "It's That Simple". LP, Vinyl record album