Portable Patrol – Cop Bop

Aerial Records (US) [1983-1984] 1982 Disco rap track produced by Terry Gholson and Craig Boyd featuring The Disco Cop and one of only two releases on the short-lived Aerial records label. There are a couple of label variations as pictured, both with the same track listing. The Disco Cop aka Craig Boyd was a traffic cop stationed at a busy […]

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Les Love & The Love Kids – Let’s Get It On

Express Records (US) [FR 2228-CS] 1982 Following his release with Solo Sound, this is the second release by Les Love and is produced by C. Smith and M. Dodd. It also features a dub mix by Jim Cline together with the debut appearances of Marley Marl (Marlon Williams) and M² aka Mr. Magic (John Rivas). Side A Let’s Get It […]

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Cybotron – Cosmic Cars

Deep Space Records (US) [203053X] 1982 Follow-up to the Detroit hit, Alleys Of The Mind, this track was heading in a more hip hop/electro direction and was released on their own label also as a 7″. As a result of this track, later the same year the group signed to Fantasy and issued a slightly longer 12″ version. It was then […]

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Fearless Four – Rockin’ It

Enjoy Records (US) [ER-6028] 1982 Fearless Four’s follow-up to ‘It’s Magic’, this time based on the tune from Kraftwerk’s ‘Man Machine’. There are a few label variations for this release. Early pressings with catalogue number ER-6028 include one that credits Pumpkin & Friends and one that doesn’t. There is also a later repress with the same track listing and a […]

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Nuri – Let’s Vote

Tryon Park Records (US) [TPR 1002] 1980 Disco rap track by Erik Nuri trying to promote voting. The track was originally released in 1980 but was reissued on Ballot Box Records in 1982 as an official voter registration song. Erik Nuri went on to write and produced tracks for artists such as Krystol, New Kids On The Block, Surface, Stanley […]

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Fearless Four – It’s Magic

Enjoy Records (US) [ER-6024] 1982 The Fearless Four originally started life as the duo of Devastating Tito and Master O.C. and were called The Houserockers Crew. They were later joined by Great Peso, D.L.B., Mighty Mike C and Krazy Eddie and appeared as the Fearless Four. Mike Ski & Troy B of The Disco Four were also brief members. The […]

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Nairobi and the Awesome Foursome – Funky Soul Makossa

Streetwise (US) [SWRL-2205] 1982   This is the first and only release by Nairobi and is a cover version of the classic Manu Dibango track from 1972. It was produced by Arthur Baker and John Robie and features the Awesome Foursome on the rap mix. There are a couple of label variations for this release which are pictured below. The […]

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