The B Boys – Rock The House

Label: Vintertainment Records
Released: 1983
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

This was the follow-up to “Two, Three, Break” and was the second release for Vintertainment. While “Cuttin’ Herbie” followed the same style as their previous release and focused on Chuck’s DJ skills, “Rock The House” featured Donald D who’s lyrics were later sampled by the likes of the Beastie Boys, DJ Spinna and more famously by Double Dee & Steinski on their classic cut and paste classic “Lesson 2”.

The vinyl had the same tracks on both sides and there are a few label variations but note once again the older style Vintertainment sleeve on the original, although it was also issued in a generic sleeve. The later 2000’s pressing still has a black label but with a slightly different font which is especially noticeable on the company address at the bottom. On the original pressing there is a gap between N. and Y. which isn’t on the later issue plus the number ‘0’ is different. The later 2000’s issue also has a slightly larger centre press ring.

A couple of other releases of note are the UK release on Morgan Khan’s Streetwave Record which contained the B Boys first two US releases and also included an exclusive Mastermind Mix by Herbie of ‘Two, Three, Break”’ and ‘Cuttin’ Herbie’ plus the Dutch release which includes an exclusive instrumental. Both are pictured below.

Variations

  • Variant 1: Promo issue
  • Variant 2: General issue
  • Variant 3: 2000's reissue
  • Variant 4: UK release
  • Variant 5: Dutch release

Label: Vintertainment Records (Promo)
Catalogue #: VTI-002
Year: 1983
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

Side A

Rock The House [4:01]
Cuttin’ Herbie [4:36]

Side B

Rock The House [4:01]
Cuttin’ Herbie [4:36]
 


 
Notes: 

Label: Vintertainment Records
Catalogue #: VTI-002
Year: 1983
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

Side A

Rock The House [4:01]
Cuttin’ Herbie [4:36]

Side B

Rock The House [4:01]
Cuttin’ Herbie [4:36]
 


 
Notes: 

Label: Vintertainment Records
Catalogue #: VTI-002
Year: 1983
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

Side A

Rock The House [4:01]
Cuttin’ Herbie [4:36]

Side B

Rock The House [4:01]
Cuttin’ Herbie [4:36]
 


 
Notes: 

Label: Streetwave
Catalogue #: X KHAN 501
Year: 1983
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: UK

Side A

Cuttin’ Herbie [4:36]
Rock The House [4:01]
Two, Three, Break [5:01]

Side B

Two, Three, Break [5:26]
Cuttin’ Herbie [4:38]
 


 
Notes: Although printed as two seperate tracks on the label the B side is actually a Mastermind mix by Herbie.

Label: Break Records
Catalogue #: 308444
Year: 1984
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: Netherlands

Side A

Rock The House Y’all [5:05]

Side B

Rock The House Y’all (Special Instrumental Version) [5:15]
 


 
Notes: 

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