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 Banks & Robin Halpin (Synthesizer). […]

» Read more

Fatback – King Tim III (Personality Jock)

Spring Records (US) [SP-D-402] 1979 Widely regarded as the first rap record on vinyl, soul funk group Fatback Band released “King Tim III” a few weeks prior to the Sugarhill Gang’s debut as a B side track although according to some people “Rapper’s Delight” was first. Who knows exactly? Either way it contributed to the birth of hip hop on […]

» Read more

Paulette & Tanya Winley – Rhymin’ And Rappin’

Paul Winley Records (US) [12×45-5] 1979   This was the debut release by Paulette and Tanya Winley, daughters of label and shop owner Paul and his wife Ann. Following a recording session with the Harlem Underground Band, label owner, Paul Winley requested that the band play while his daughters rhymed. As a result of this session, “Rhymin’ And Rappin’” was […]

» Read more