Hip Hop Be Bop

Month: June 2016

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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