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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 …

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The Russell Brothers – Party Scene

Portrait (US) [4R9-04086] 1983 Bronx natives, The Russell Brothers were members of the Zulu Nation and were introduced to Larry Joseph by their brother-in-law. Soon after, Larry managed to get them a single deal with Portrait and went on to write, produce and play all the instruments on their only general release, although they did …

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Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Reprise (Jam-Jam)

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-545] 1980   Commercially unreleased second offering from Master Gee, Wonder Mike & Big Bank Hank (R.I.P.) in the US. “Rapper’s Reprise” is a nice disco boogie rap follow up to “Rapper’s Delight” and The Sequence while the flip has a slightly harder sound and also contains a nice drum break …

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