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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Warp 9 – Nunk

Prism (US) [PDS 450] 1982 Warp 9 began as the production duo of Lotti Golden and Richard Scher and evolved into a group after Prism became interested in their experimental electro funk instrumental, “Nunk”, a blend of New wave and fUNK. The duo recruited Milton ‘Boe’ Brown, former drummer for disco group The Strikers on Prelude Records and Chuck Wansley […]

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Cold Crush Brothers – Weekend

Elite Records (US) [EL 100] 1982   One word….”Legends”. Founded by the Original DJ Tony Tone and honing their skills alongside Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force, Funky Four, etc, Cold Crush grew to be a force on the rap scene and were well known for their synchronized routines. DJ Tony Tone was originally a member of The Brothers Disco alongside […]

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