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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 …

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Mr. Magic – Rappin’ With Mr. Magic

Magic Records (US) [CX347ABS] 1980 Mr. Magic aka Tony Pearson from Connecticut (Not to be confused with Mr. Magic aka John Rivas of WBLS Rap Attack fame) was a record store owner and promoter in the 1970’s. It was after hearing Kurtis Blow’s ‘Christmas Rap’ that he decided to record his own track and came …

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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, …

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