Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Birthday Party

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-555] 1981 This was the groups second release for Sugar Hill and included elements which would be used on the future Grandmaster Flash hit ‘Adventures On The Wheels Of Steel’. There are a couple of slight label variations pictured but there is also one not pictured which has the additional text Sugarhill Music Publ. Ltd. (BMI) […]

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Kurtis Blow – It’s Gettin’ Hot b/w Do The Do

Mercury (US) [MK-177] 1981 This is by far the most in demand Kurtis Blow record. “It’s Gettin’ Hot” is a standard disco rap in the same style as his previous work but flip it over and you get the classic, “Do The Do”, a nice open drum break made famous by Double Dee & Steinski on the cut-n-paste classic “Lesson […]

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Kurtis Blow – Starlife

Mercury (US) [MDS-4012] 1981 “Starlife” was taken from Kurtis’s second album entitled “Deuce” while the B side track was taken from his debut. It was released as a limited edition although back then it still probably meant a few thousand copies. There are a couple of different label variations plus a promo with the title track on both sides. Promotional […]

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Little Starsky – Dancin’ Party People

Golden Flamingo Records (US) [GF 1900] 1981   This was the second and final release by Little Starsky before he changed his name to Lovebug Starski. Once again another classic Peter Brown production. Side A Dancin’ Party People (Vocal) [10:00] Side B Dancin’ Party People (Instrumental) [10:00]

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Love Bug Star-Ski & The Harlem World Crew – Positive Life

Tay-Ster Records (US) [TS 5700] 1981 Following the two releases as Little Starsky, this was the debut release as Love Bug Star-Ski before he changed the spelling slightly to Lovebug Starsky. It was a classic disco rap utilising replayed elements of Teena Marie’s “I Need Your Lovin’” for the main part and the riff from “Voices Inside My Head” by […]

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Pee Wee Mel & Barry B – Life On The Planet Earth

12 Star Records (US) [307/308] 1981 Disco rap from Pee Wee Mel & Barry B of the group Maximus 3 produced by Keeling Bedford using replayed music from Taana Gardner’s “Heartbeat”. The B side, “Earth Beat”, is the full length instrumental version and is credited to the Keeling Bedford Connection. The catalogue number is different for each side. Side A […]

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Solo Sound – Get The Party Jumpin

Express Records (US) [5258] 1981 Quality in-demand disco rap track and one of only two releases by Solo Sound, a group featuring Les Love on his vinyl debut, Little T, Cool T, Kevie Kev and female MC Sweet Mee Mee. Side A Get The Party Jumpin [5:40] Side B Get The Party Jumpin – Part 2 [5:40]

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