Sugar Hill All-Stars – Malcolm X No Sell Out

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-469] 1983 After Sugar Hill’s acquisition of the Chess Records label, in-house drummer Keith LeBlanc approached Marshall Chess regarding funding an idea he had for a record. Marshall agreed and so with help from Reggie Griffin and a little input from Grandmaster Flash, Keith went on to produce “Malcolm X No Sell Out” which is credited […]

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L.A. Dream Team – Calling On The Dream Team

Dream Team Records (US) [DTR-629] 1985 This is the debut release from West Coast group L.A. Dream Team. The group was formed by Chris “Snake Puppy” Wilson and Rudy Pardee (R.I.P.) and was the first release on their own label, Dream Team Records. There a a few label variations for this release as pictured below and all have the same […]

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L.A. Dream Team – Rock Berry Jam

Dream Team Records (US) [DTR-630] 1985 Second release from L.A. Dream Team and a west coast electro classic featuring the vocals of extended Dream team member Lisa Love (R.I.P.). Once again there are a few label variations for this release which are pictured below. The first pressing included the Macola Record Co. details at the bottom and the sides were […]

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L.A. Dream Team – The Dream Team Is In The House!

Dream Team Records (US) [DTR-631] 1985 This was the final release as a group on their own label before getting a major label deal with MCA. Once again there are a few label variations. The original release had a full picture sleeve with a red label and had the artist name L.A. Dream Team on the label but The Dream […]

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Pumpkin & The Profile All-Stars – Here Comes That Beat!

Profile Records (US) [PRO-7047] 1984 Second and final release with Pumpkin as the artist. This track is an early posse cut featuring label mates Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, Fresh 3 MC’s, Greg G & Mr. Troy of the Disco Four, George “Galaxy” Llado and Fly Ty-rone. It was engineered by Dave Ogrin who provided some additional information about Pumpkin. One […]

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Chris “The Glove” Taylor – Itchiban Scratch

Electrobeat Records (US) [EB-003] 1984 Legendary West Coast DJ, Chris “The Glove” Taylor teams up with the Alien Wizard aka David Storrs, Karlos Z & Victor Flores to produce this electro/hip hop masterpiece using an array of samples from kids nursery rhyme ‘The Grand Old Duke Of York’ and ‘Jan & Dean meet Batman’ to full effect. Originally released in 1984, […]

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Fresh 3 MC’s – Fresh

Profile Records (US) [PRO-7037] 1983   This was the debut release by Fresh 3 MC’s. The group consisted of Mr. Bee, Supreme GQ, Jay Cool and DJ Devine. They only released one other record, “Have Your Heart”, and were also part of the Profile All-Stars on Pumpkin’s “Here Comes That Beat!”. The track was produced by Bill Moore from the group […]

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Fresh 3 MC’s – Have Your Heart

Profile Records (US) [PRO-7055] 1984   This is the second release from the Fresh 3 MC’s but was nowhere near as successful as their debut. “A Few Minutes More” was actually a freestyle track added as an afterthought. Once again, another Bill Moore and Dave Ogrin production. Side A Have Your Heart [6:35] A Few Minutes More [3:28] Side B […]

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Pumpkin – King Of The Beat

Profile Records (US) [PRO-7038] 1983 Born Errol Eduardo Bedward, Bronx native Pumpkin was a multi-instrumentalist best known for his drumming skills and was known as the original King of the Beats. He began his career producing records for Bobby Robinson’s Enjoy label before signing with Profile where he continued producing for other labels under aliases such as B. Eats, Bedward and Jack-O-Lantern. […]

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