Tanganyika – I’m Little Roxanne

A-Side Records (US) [ASMK3003] 1985 This was the debut release by 7 year old Tanganyika and was just one of the many answer versions in the ‘Roxanne Saga’. It was written, produced and arranged by Mitch Braithwaite and Karen Luciano Side A I’m Little Roxanne [3:25] Little Rox’s Beat Box [3:45] (featuring Rahjeeb) Side B Little Rox’s Theme (Instrumental) [3:55]

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Toddy Tee – Batterram

Evejim Records (US) [EJ 1979] 1985 Debut release by pioneering West Coast hip hop artist Todd Howard aka Toddy Tee and credited as one of the first West Coast gangster rap releases. The track itself tells of how the LAPD used to raid crack houses by driving a batterram into them. This release is produced by and features on the […]

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Tim Greene – The Facts Of Life

Sugarscoop Records (US) [SS-431] 1985 Second track by Tim Greene, produced by Raul Rodriguez (R.I.P.) and featuring Baby T and the debut appearance of Lady Crush. The track was recorded in 1984 but wasn’t released until 1985 after “The Dub Of Life” was added. Side A The Facts Of Life [5:00] Side B The Dub Of Life [6:50]

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