Knights Of The Turntables – Fresh Mess

JDC Records (US) [JDC0041] 1984 Following Techno Scratch the Knights were joined by Cooley D & Snowman for their follow-up, “Fresh Mess”. This included their own vocal release, “We are the Knights”, which featured Chilly G on vocoder rap. There are a few variations for this release, although like a lot of JDC releases this seems to have been continually […]

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Bobby Broom – Beat Freak

Arista (US) [AD-1-9260] 1984 Bobby Broom is one of the world’s premiere jazz guitarists and has performed with the likes of Art Blakey, Stanley Turrentine and Miles Davis, to name a few. He recorded a handful of albums but only released a couple of singles, “Beat Freak”, taken from his second album “Livin’ For The Beat”, being his last one. […]

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Spoonie Gee & The Treacherous Three – The New Rap Language b/w Love Rap

Enjoy Records (US) [ER-6002] 1980 Originally school friends, The Treacherous Three consisted of Spoonie Gee, LA Sunshine and Kool Moe Dee with their DJ, Easy Lee. Although he remained affiliated with the group, Spoonie left to pursue his solo career and was replaced with Special K. This was the debut appearance on wax from the group and featured two future […]

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Spoonie Gee – Spoonin Rap

Sound Of New York (US) [QC 708] 1979 After the death of his mother at a young age, Gabriel Jackson aka Spoonie Gee, or Spoonin Gee as he was called on this release, moved in with his uncle Bobby Robinson, owner of Enjoy Records. It was in Bobby’s apartment that he began rapping and was eventually suggested to Peter Brown […]

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