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1983 Vinyl Releases

Cold Crush Brothers – Punk Rock Rap

Label: Tuff City / CBS RecordsReleased: 1983Format: 12″Country of Origin: US Artist Bio click here Following their single ‘Weekend’ for Elite, the Cold Crush Brothers signed to Tuff City and released this far more commercial single which featured the lyrics “Oh My God” as used by Doug E. Fresh on his single ‘The Show’. There are a …

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Cosmic Touch – Nothing Ever Changes

Serious Gold (US) [SG 1009] 1983 Classic piece of vocoder electro rap and the sole release by Cosmic Touch, written by Ronnie Gee, reggae artist Johnny Clark and jazz trombonist Craig Harris and released on Serious Gold which was a sub label of S.M.I. The track was mixed and arranged by Ronnie Gee, engineered by Steve …

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Dimples D – Sucker DJ’s (I Will Survive)

Partytime (US) [PT-101] 1983 Debut and only solo release from Queensbridge native Dimples D aka Crystal Smith. It was also the debut production from her boyfriend of the time, Marley Marl and was a response to Run DMC’s “Sucker MC’s”. Many of the vocals were then sampled & scratched on future Marley releases. She went on …

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DJ Afrika Bambaataa – Death Mix – Live!!

Paul Winley Records (US) [12X33-10] 1983 Kevin Donovan aka Afrika Bambaataa was a former member of the Bronx street gang, The Black Spades. He earned a trip to Africa as a result of winning an essay competition and was extremely impressed with the sense of community in the towns he visited. He was also a huge …

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DST – Crazy Cuts

Island Records / Celluloid (US) [0-96972] 1983 Second release from Grandmixer D.St. featuring a little help on production from Material and the added vocals of Bernard Fowler. The first pressing was released in a die cut company sleeve and after successful sales the second pressing included a full picture sleeve. The only label variations I …

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Dynamite Two – Can’t Stop (Till I Reach The Top)

Silver Screen Records (US) [SSR112] 1983 Debut release from Henry G & Ernie D aka the Dynamite Two featuring Jazzy Jay on the cut. There are no label variations that I know of but there is a rare 12″ single sided acetate of the title track. Normal Release Side A Can’t Stop (Till I Reach …

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Fantasy Three – Biters In The City

C.C.L. Records Inc. (US) [C.C.L. 001] 1983 Master O.C. once again helps produce Fantasy Three’s follow up to “It’s Your Rock” with a little help from the legendary Pumpkin (R.I.P.) which was the first release on the short lived C.C.L. Records label. This was the label started by the group and stood for Chico, Charlie …

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