3-D – Tommy Boy Megamix

Tommy Boy (US) [TBLP 1005] 1985 Following Tommy Boy’s 1983 competition entitled ‘Hey Mr. DJ Play That Beat Down By Law Switch The Licks Mastermix Contest’ which resulted in the classic cut-n-paste remix of G.L.O.B.E. and Whiz Kid’s ‘Play That Beat’, Tom Silverman decided to launch another similar competition, this time titled ‘Tommy Boy Renegades Of Funk Big Beat Bust […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & Family – Bambaataa’s Theme (Assault On Precinct 13)

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 879] 1986 Second release from “Beware (The Funk Is Everywhere)” and another musical masterpiece from Bambaataa with a little help from legendary house music producer “Little Louie” Vega from Masters At Work, Gail “Sky” King, Joey Gardner, Craig Bevan from Kartoon Krew, etc. The B side is a more downtempo electro soul track and features backing […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & Family – Kick Out The Jams (Promo)

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 880] 1986 Third and final single from Bambaataa’s second album but this was a promotional only issue and was never officially released. The title track is a cover version of infamous 1969 track by MC5 (Motor City Five) with Bam on vocals and goes to showcase his very diverse taste in music. “Funk Jam Party” is […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & Family – Funk You!

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 870] 1985 First release taken from Bambaataa’s second album “Beware (The Funk Is Everywhere)” with production from Fats Comet and featuring vocals from Double Cross MC’s, Dynamic Force, Shango, Soul Sonic Force and more. There is a standard release with 5 tracks which includes a hidden track on side A and also a hard to find […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & Family – Who Do You Think You’re Funking With? (Test Pressing)

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 865] 1985 Unreleased track from the “Planet Rock” album produced by Fats Comet and featuring Melle Mel with the addition of Busy Bee & Ikey C on the B side. This only ever made it to the test pressing stage and was never released. Side A Who Do You Think You’re Funking With? (featuring Melle Mel) […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown – Unity

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 847] 1984 The Godfather of hip hop, Afrika Bambaataa, and the Godfather of soul, James Brown, join forces to spread a message of worldwide peace with this 6 part hip hop/funk collaboration. Music is courtesy of Doug Wimbish (Bass), Keith LeBlanc (Drums), Skip McDonald (Guitar), Chops (Horns) and Anthony Marinelli, Brian Banks & Robin Halpin (Synthesizer). […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force – Frantic Situation

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 849] 1984   Another banging release this time featuring Shango, another group formed by Bam. This is the fourth release from Bambaataa’s “Planet Rock” album and was also featured in the movie Beat Street. It was released in a full picture cover showing a scene from the movie. A later reissue was released in the new […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force – Looking For The Perfect Beat

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 831] 1983 Follow up to the classic “Planet Rock” and another classic that hit even harder produced once again by Arthur Baker & John Robie with an instantly recognizable intro. Parts of the track have been sampled artists such as DJ Khaled “Holla at me”, Black Eyed Peas “Weekends”, Bomb The Bass “Beat Dis”, LL Cool […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force – Renegades Of Funk

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 839] 1983 Third single from Bambaataa and just as hard hitting as the last. This was the first release to come with full picture cover. Artwork was by a cartoonist named Bob Camp who also done the artwork for Newcleus and worked on The Ren & Stimpy Show. The track takes elements of the soul track […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & The Cosmic Force – Cosmic Punk Jam

Tommy Boy (Unofficial) (Japan) [TB001] 1981 As explained in the Zulu Nation Throwdown post, The Cosmic Force weren’t exactly a set group. For this track they were Sabu, Baby Biggs (RIP) & Lisa Lee. The track was recorded in 1981 and was a hybrid of disco rap and early electro, pre-dating the more polished sound of Planet Rock. Coming out […]

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