Fantasy Three – Summer b/w The Buck Stops here

C.C.L. Records Inc. (US) [C.C.L. 301] 1984 This is the final release from Fantasy Three and the third release on C.C.L. Records. They treat us to two tracks on this release with music by Hashim, one of which features on Street Sounds Electro 5. Unlike their previous two releases there doesn’t seem to be any label variations for this although […]

» Read more

High Fidelity Three – B Boys Breakdance

Cutting Records (US) [CR-202] 1984 Essential electro/rap release on Cutting Records produced by Aldo Marin & Hashim about the premier breakdance crew of the time, The Dynamic Breakers, who also went on to release their own records. The longer instrumental edit produced by The Latin Rascals tended to be the most desired version to play and appeared on Street Sounds […]

» Read more

High Fidelity Three – Satisfaction

Cutting Records (US) [CR205] 1985 Great follow up featuring 70’s/80’s soul, funk singer Sarah Dash. A lot slower than their previous release but still just as heavy. The chorus is based around the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction”. There is the usual black and white label promo and the red label standard release, however, there are two different red label issues. They […]

» Read more

Imperial Brothers – Live It Up

Cutting Records (US) [CR-204] 1985 This was the follow-up to the hugely successful ‘We Come To Rock’ and was the final release on Cutting for the group. It was produced by Hashim with percussion from Soul Supreme Mean Gene and chorus vocals courtesy of Joyce Simpson. Joyce also lent her vocal and writing skills to two further Hashim produced tracks […]

» Read more

Imperial Brothers – We Come To Rock

Cutting Records (US) [CR-201] 1984 South Bronx natives, The Imperial Brothers, began in the early 80’s performing at shows and park parties with the likes of Afrika Bambaataa, Doug E. Fresh, Whiz Kid, Kool Herc, etc. Originally known as the Imperial 5, the members were Mark Ski and Mr. Ice, who were friends from their early teens, Soul Supreme Mean […]

» Read more

Magnificent Three & Fearless Master – Crush

C.C.L. Records Inc. (US) [C.C.L. 102] 1984 This was the second release for CCL and featured the production talents of Hashim and Aldo Marin. I’m not sure who Fearless Master was but the Magnificent Three were Mellow D, Cazzy L & Precious Eve and this was their only track. There are a couple of label variations for this release. First […]

» Read more