Forevereaction – B.E.D. ’34

Streetwave (UK) [MKHAN 19] 1984 Third track from Broken Glass, this time under the alias Forevereaction and the third release taken from the Street Sounds UK Electro album. Side A B.E.D. ’34 (Original Mix) U People (Original Mix) Side B B.E.D. ’34 (Dance Mix) U People (Dance Mix)

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Funky Constellation – Street Talk (Madam Rapper)

Funky Constellation (US) [369] 1979 Funky Constellation was a group put together by producer Ted Osaze aka Teddy Hayes. It was engineered by Claude Watts who also mixed ‘The Micstro’ by Radiance and featured on the Ultimate Breaks & Beats series, Volume 7. There are a couple of label variations for this release which are pictured below. The original release was on […]

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Golden Voice, C.J. & Kid Bee Rock – Mix Master

Shevone’s (US) [404] 1981 This was the groups debut, now highy sought after release before naming themselves Chapter III/Chapter Three and was backed with the disco funk track ‘Squivatch’ by Magnum. It was produced by Bullwackie aka Lloyd Barnes and released on Shevone’s, a label named after one if his daughters. Lloyd Barnes is a reggae dub producer and was […]

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Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – Freedom

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-549] 1980 Although originally intended for the Crash Crew, this was the Sugarhill debut for Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. The Crash Crew had already recorded “High Power Rap” on Mike & Dave Records which used the original beat from Freedom’s “Get Up And Dance”. Sugarhill wanted to do their own version over a replayed […]

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Heartbeat Bro’s – Growing Up

Elite Records (US) [RO-101] 1985 The Heartbeat Brothers were MC (Lord) Kool Gee aka Gregory Whitley, MC Ronnie Ron aka Ronnie Fladger and DJ Al Ski the Great aka Samad Ali. They grew up together in Mott Haven projects in the South Bronx and began the group while attending Elijah D. Clark Jr. High School. They would borrow equipment from […]

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The Honeyrappers – Honeybear Rap

Rainbow Bridge Records (US) [RB1985] 1985 The Honeyrappers were Cheryl Burton, Kim Armstrong and Trina Green. They were cheerleaders for the Chicago Bears called the Chicago Honey Bear Cheerleaders and recorded this record for fun as a demo to share with their friends. It was a rallying cry for the Bears and was based around the bassline of Harold Faltermeyer’s […]

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Jocko – Rhythm Talk

Philadelphia International Records (US) [4Z8 3739] 1979 Douglas ‘Jocko’ Henderson followed up ‘The Rocketship’ with his second release for Philadelphia International. The backing music was the McFadden & Whitehead produced ‘Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now’. and it became an instant hit. It also included the instrumental on the B side. I think this was the only way to get the instrumental […]

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Jocko – The Rocketship

Spaced Out Records (US) [FW 17817] 1979 Philadelphia International Records (US) [2Z8 3677] 1979 Douglas ‘Jocko’ Henderson (R.I.P.) was a DJ from Baltimore who began his broadcasting career at WSID before moving to WHAT in Philadelhia where he further developed his distinct rhyming style, a style he learned from fellow Baltimore DJ Maurice ‘Hot Rod’ Hulbert. In the early 1960’s […]

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Lady Crush & DJ Jazz – MC Perpetrators

Executive KAM Records (US) [KAM-4] 1986 Following her success featuring on Tim Greene’s ‘Facts Of Life’, Lady Crush was encouraged to record again. This was her follow-up recording, produced by and featuring Tim Greene, who also has a guest verse. It also features Philadelphia native DJ Jazz (Robbie B & DJ Jazz). There was a bit of a debate as […]

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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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