The Beat Boys – Be Bop Rock

Sugarscoop Records (US) [SS-423] 1983 The Beat Boys were Franky D (Frank Robinson) and Mr. Slick (Steven Randolph). The simple story here is that the group submitted a rap using ‘Hip Hop Be Bop’ by Man Parrish as the music and Sugarscoop liked it so much that they decided to release it. The group also recorded as MC Connection for […]

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Mr. Magic – Potential 1980

Magic Records (US) [KF 3102] 1980 Following the success of ‘Rappin’ With Mr. Magic’ Tony Pearson released his second single. ‘Potential 1980’ was written by Ellwood Henderson, a songwriter and drummer with The Jimmy Castor Bunch. Once again it was released as a 7″ followed by a 12″ with the additional track ‘Magic Life Coast To Coast’ on the B […]

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Solid C, Bobby D & Kool Drop – Wack Rap

Wackie’s (US) [SENTA 766-226] 1979 Typical early disco rap track with music by Wackie’s Disco Rock Band which appears to be the only release by Solid C (Charles Burrell), Bobby D (Bobby Daley) and Kool Drop (James Redden). The track was produced by label owner Lloyd Barnes aka Bullwackie. The ‘Version’ was reissued in 2003 on Dis-Joint Records as a […]

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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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