Awesome Foursome – Funky Breakdown

Partytime Records (US) [PT 107] 1984 The Awesome Foursome are DJ Gizmo, Mike Master, Milk Dee and Sugar K. After appearing on the Streetwise release, Funky Soul Makossa, in 1982 with Nairobi, this is the groups second release and was again produced by Arthur Baker and engineered by Chris Lord-Alge. It also appeared, although misspelt, in 1993 as a Canadian double […]

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Sugar Hill All-Stars – Malcolm X No Sell Out

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-469] 1983 After Sugar Hill’s acquisition of the Chess Records label, in-house drummer Keith LeBlanc approached Marshall Chess regarding funding an idea he had for a record. Marshall agreed and so with help from Reggie Griffin and a little input from Grandmaster Flash, Keith went on to produce “Malcolm X No Sell Out” which is credited […]

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Xena – On The Upside

Emergency Records (US) [EMDS 6541] 1983 Brooklyn native Lisa Fischer began her recording career by supporting and providing backing vocals for the likes of Melba Moore, Billy Ocean, Chaka Khan, Roberta Flack, etc. In 1983 she recorded her debut single under the stage name Xena called ‘On The Upside’ for Emergency records produced and mixed by Chris Barbosa, Chris Lord-Alge, […]

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