Hip Hop Be Bop

Month: September 2016

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 …

Knights Of The Turntables – Fresh Mess Read More »

Knights Of The Turntables – Techno Scratch

JDC Records (US) [JDC0034] 1984 The Knights Of The Turntables were a DJ collective based around Gerard ‘Lil’ Rockin G’ Burton, Curtis ‘C-Brez’ Harvey Jr. and Mad Mixer RMG. They never intended to release their own tracks but C-Brez worked for JDC at the time and Jim Callon, the label owner, was interested in making …

Knights Of The Turntables – Techno Scratch Read More »

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 …

Nairobi and the Awesome Foursome – Funky Soul Makossa Read More »