Awesome Foursome – Awesome Foursome EP

Roots Forward (Canada) [RF12-02] 2018 As is often the case when groups make music, there are often a lot of tracks which never see the light of day. Many are unreleased because the label doesn’t see any commercial viability. Other times the record labels close leaving behind unreleased material and demos which are very often lost forever. Fast forward to […]

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Pretty Tony – Fix It In The Mix

Music Specialists, Inc. (US) [MSI-104] 1983 Tony Butler aka Pretty Tony began his music career as a local DJ in the crew Party Down DJ’s in Miami and went on to become the house DJ at Superstars Skating Rink. He had an ear for music and could always pick the future biggest hits from the record pools. Tony moved into […]

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Rockmaster Scott & The Dynamic 3 – It’s Life (You Gotta Think Twice)

Reality Records (US) [IR1374] 1983 Hailing from the Bronx, NY, The Dynamic Three began life as Charlie D & The Crew. The trio of Charlie Prince (Charles Pettiford), Slick Rick (Richard Fowler – Not to be confused with Slick Rick of Def Jam fame) and Buster were originally put together by Master Blaster Greg aka MBG (Greg Wigfall) for a […]

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Mr. Magic with Cuzz Band – Magic Life Coast To Coast (Edit)

Stones Throw Records (US) [STH4009] 2003 Originally the B side Mr. Magic’s ‘Potential 1980’ this track was edited by Edan and released as Stones Throw Fan Club 45 #9 and given away free with some copies of their Connecticut hip hop compilation The Third Unheard. The Cuzz Band are percussionist Augustine Cerrino, bassist Eddie Cloud, guitarist Perry Mobley, horns players […]

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Kool Moe Dee vs Busy Bee Starski – Recorded Live At Harlem World’s Xmas Rappers Convention 1981

Rock The Discotek Records (UK) [RTDT002] 2016 This is the live recording of the legendary battle between Busy Bee and Kool Moe Dee at the 1981 Harlem World’s Xmas Rappers Convention. It was edited, revitalised and remastered by Jorun Bombay for Rock The Discotek Productions and released on vinyl as a 7″ in 2016. It was issued complete with stamps […]

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Sha Rock & Lisa Lee w/DJ Jazzy Jay – Recorded Live At Stevenson High School, Bronx, NY, 1981

Rock The Discotek Records (UK) [RTDT001] 2018 Second in the ‘My Heroes On Stamps’ series sees the live recording of legendary female emcee’s Sha-Rock and Lisa Lee at Stevenson High School 1981 with DJ Jazzy Jay. It was edited and remastered by Jorun Bombay for Rock The Discotek Productions and released on vinyl as a 7″ in 2018. Just like […]

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Imperial Brothers – Live It Up

Cutting Records (US) [CR-204] 1985 This was the follow-up to the hugely successful ‘We Come To Rock’ and was the final release on Cutting for the group. It was produced by Hashim with percussion from Soul Supreme Mean Gene and chorus vocals courtesy of Joyce Simpson. Joyce also lent her vocal and writing skills to two further Hashim produced tracks […]

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Gary Byrd & The G.B. Experience – The Crown

WonDirection Records (US) [4507WG] 1983 Gary Byrd was born in 1954 in Buffalo NY and began his DJ career there at the age of 15 at WUFO. From there he was hired on soul station WWRL-AM and launched his show, The GBE: The Gary Byrd Experience, which went on to become the longest running black radio show in NYC. He […]

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Imperial Brothers – We Come To Rock

Cutting Records (US) [CR-201] 1984 South Bronx natives, The Imperial Brothers, began in the early 80’s performing at shows and park parties with the likes of Afrika Bambaataa, Doug E. Fresh, Whiz Kid, Kool Herc, etc. Originally known as the Imperial 5, the members were Mark Ski and Mr. Ice, who were friends from their early teens, Soul Supreme Mean […]

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