The eponymous LP by the SugarhillGang – with some of the most infectious late 70s/early 80s grooves ever laid to wax! This is one of the first-ever full-length hip hop albums – cut on the success of the massive "Rapper's Delight" single! The record purports to feature percussion by Tito Puente – and it's also got live instrumentation by Keith LeBlanc on drums, Skip McDonald on guitar, and Sylvia Robinson on vibes. Features a 5 minute version of "Rappers Delight", plus "Rappers Reprise", "Passion Play", "Sugarhill Groove", and "Here I Am". LP, Vinyl record album
8th Wonder ... LP Sugar Hill, 1981. Used ....
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One of the first full albums from the SugarhillGang – and a good sampling of their early tracks for Sugarhill! Includes the group's classic remake of "Apache" – complete with breaks stolen from the Incredible Bongo Band – plus the cuts "Funk Box" and "On The Money", which both have a compressed 80s groove soul sort of approach. Also features "Showdown", a classic old school battle track, recorded with the Furious 5 – plus the cuts "8th Wonder", "Hot Hot Summer Day", and "Kick It Live From 9 to 5". LP, Vinyl record album
A lively little groover from the SugarhillGang – one based around the excellent "Daisy Lady" sample from 7th Wonder! The track makes great use of the original's brassy horns – inflecting a bright, almost Latiny finish on the tune – all to set the stage for some great rhymes from the crew! 12-inch, Vinyl record
Most of the SugarhillGangs LP's have a bunch of filler material, but this one collects their best singles, "Showdown" with the Furious Five", "8th Wonder", "Apache", "Kick It Live From 9 To 5" and "Rapper's Delight." The cover says that the LP's got the 15 minute version, but the version on here's about 8 minutes. LP, Vinyl record album
A Sugar Hill party in one sweet little package – 2CDs worth of music that features some of the biggest hits from the Grandmaster Flash generation, plus a few surprising bits from later years too! The package features a whopping 23 tracks in all – one disc that mostly hovers around the early Sugar Hill years, and another that takes off a bit in different directions. Cuts include "Freedom", "New York New York", "Scorpio", "The Message", "It's Nasty", and "Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel" by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five; "Internationally Known", "We Don't Work For Free", and "Beat Street" by Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five; "Showdown" by Furious Five Meets SugarhillGang, "Flash To The Beat" by Grandmaster Flash, "Message II" by Melle Mel & Duke Bootee, "White Lines" by Grandmaster & Melle Mel, "World War III" by Melle Mel, "Step Off" by The Furious Five, "Sign Of The Times" and "Vice" by Grandmaster Flash. CD
An obscure later set from Candi Staton – done on the heels of her bigger club hits, but in a very different mode! The style is very much in an 80s groove sort of bag – and Candi's backed on the album by the SugarhillGang and West Street Mob – but produced with a slightly southern feel by Dave Crawford, who'd handled some of Candi's other 70s sessions. The mix has an appealing indie sort of feel, and Candi's vocals are very upfront in the mix, even on the more electric tunes. Titles include "Love & Be Free", "The Sunshine Of Our Love", "Hurry Sundown", "Tender Hooks", "Count On Me", and "Suspicious Minds". LP, Vinyl record album
A great vintage-styled record – but one that features a host of contemporary artists, all working in the best spirit of 70s funky reggae! The set features tunes by Herbie Hancock, The Commodores, The SugarhillGang, and others – but all served up as dubby numbers with lots of funky elements – in the same style as the recent run of excellent 45s from the Stix Records label. A few of these cuts originally appeared as those singles, and they're mixed here with other tracks showing up for the first time ever – a great run of grooves that includes "Chameleon (Taggy Matcher disco mix)", "Money (7 Samurai disco 12" version)", "Music (The Dynamics disco 7" version)", "Brick House (Taggy Matcher disco mix)", "Suit & Tie (John Milk reggae version)", "Everybody's Talkin (Blundetto & Granmagneto orig 7" version)", "Rapper's Delight (Taggy Matcher dub)", and "Saturday Night Fever (Grandmagneto orig 7" version)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great vinyl edition – super-heavy cover and vinyl!)
Get ready to jam!! Soul Jazz drops another fat reggae bomb, ripe for your summer block party – eight hot, hot Jamaican versions of massive classics that burned up the discotheques and clubs in the late 70s and early 80s. The four on the floor pulse has been replaced with a syncopated island beat and the tempos are turned down just a notch, but every cut slams just as hard as the originals you already know. This set's so burning, we can't decide which version's our favorite: the Blood Sisters' take on Anita Ward's "Ring My Bell", Derrick Laro and Trinity's version of Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough", Latisha's take of Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman", Black Harmony's version of Jean Carn's "Don't Let It Go To Your Head", Family Choice's take on the Whisper's "And The Beat Goes On" retitled "Reggae Beat Goes On" here, Xanadu & Sweet Lady's version of the SugarhillGang's "Rapper's Delight", Carol Cool's take of Diana Ross's "Upside Down" and One Blood's version of William DeVaughan's "Be Thankful For What You've Got". CD
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Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five —
Piano ... LP New Day, 1989. Sealed ....
A late 80s LP from the Furious Five, sans Grandmaster Flash, but not as bad as you might expect. Sylvia Robinson handles the production, and though this isn't quite as great as their earlier Sugarhill material, it's more respectable than some of the other later efforts Melle Mel and crew got involved with. 10 tracks in all, including "White Lines 89 part II", "Gangster Movies", "Getto Life", "old School", "Piano", "Drug Wars", "Kick The Knowledge", "Free Style", "Revenge" and "See Ya!". LP, Vinyl record album