Cold Crush Brothers – Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold

Label: Profile Records
Released: PAL-7056
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US
Year: 1984

 

This was the third single from the Cold Crush Brothers and featured Caz and the crew bragging about their rhyme skills. It was mixed and engineered by Charlie Chase and the legendary Elai Tubo.

There are a variety of labels for this release which are pictured below. Following a distribution deal with Profile Records it was released on Tuff City but in an alternative Profile company sleeve and also on Profile itself with the Tuff City train logo on the label. It was then reissued the following year on the subsiduary label, Smokin’ Records, first with a limited yellow label and then with the more common green label.

In 1994 it was reissued once again on Tuff City with the classic 1980 disco rap track ‘Philosophy Rapppin Spree’ by the Super 3 on the flip. This version also had a couple of varying labels. Finally in 1996 it was given the remix treatment by the 45 King which also included his remix of ‘We Reserve The Right To Rock’ and released on another subsiduary label, Ol’ Skool Flava.

In 2011 the UK’s Mark B (R.I.P.) & Dialect paid tribute to the Cold Crush Brothers when they released “Fresh, Wild, Fly & Bold (Cold Crush: It’s a Must)” with scratches by Jazz T as a limited 7″ on King Of The Beats Records.

Variations

  • Variant 1: Profile Records 1984
  • Variant 2: Tuff City 1984
  • Variant 3: Smokin' Records 1985 (Yellow)
  • Variant 4: Smokin' Records 1985 (Green)
  • Variant 5: Tuff City 1994 (Green)
  • Variant 6: Tuff City 1994 (Yellow)
  • Variant 7: Ol' Skool Flava / Tuff City 1996

Label: Profile Records
Catalogue #: PAL-7056
Year: 1984
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

Side A

Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold [4:58]
Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (Instrumental) [4:58]

Side B

Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (Cold Crush: It’s Us) [7:12]
Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (Radio Edit) [3:10]
 


 
Notes: 

Label: Tuff City Records
Catalogue #: PAL-7056
Year: 1984
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

Side A

Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold [4:58]
Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (Instrumental) [4:58]

Side B

Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (Cold Crush: It’s Us) [7:12]
Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (Radio Edit) [3:10]
 


 
Notes: 

Label: Smokin’ Records
Catalogue #: AP 20
Year: 1985
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

Side A

Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (Vocal Mix) [4:58]
Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (Instrumental Mix) [4:58]

Side B

Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (Scratch Mix) [6:55]
Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (Radio Edit) [3:11]
 


 
Notes: First pressing on Smokin’.

Label: Smokin’ Records
Catalogue #: TAI 121110
Year: 1985
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

Side A

Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (Vocal Mix) [4:58]
Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (Instrumental Mix) [4:58]

Side B

Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (Scratch Mix) [6:55]
Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (Radio Edit) [3:11]
 


 
Notes: This is the more common green label release.

Label: Tuff City Records
Catalogue #: TUF 128082
Year: 1994
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

Side A (Cold Crush Brothers)

Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (Vocal Mix) [4:58]
Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (Instrumental MIx) [4:58]

Side B (Super 3)

Philosophy Rappin’ Spree [10:03]
 


 
Notes: No track times printed on label.

Label: Tuff City Records
Catalogue #: TUF 128082
Year: 1994
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

Side A (Cold Crush Brothers)

Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (Vocal Mix) [4:58]
Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (Instrumental MIx) [4:58]

Side B (Super 3)

Philosophy Rappin’ Spree [10:03]
 


 
Notes: Track times printed on label. Old School Classics Original 1984 Recordings.

Label: Ol’ Skool Flava / Tuff City Records
Catalogue #: OSF EP 8002
Year: 1996
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

Side A

Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (45 King Remix) [6:05]
Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (Drumapella) [3:00]
Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (Accapella) [5:54]
Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold (Party Accapella) [4:08]

Side B

We Reserve The Right To Rock (45 King Remix) [4:25]
We Reserve The Right To Rock (Drumapella) [3:09]
We Reserve The Right To Rock (Accapella) [6:08]
 


 
Notes: 45 King Old School Remixes Vol.2

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