Afrika Bambaataa & The Jazzy 5 / Kryptic Krew – Jazzy Sensation

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 812] 1981 MC Sundance, Master Bee and Charlie Choo began as MC’s for the legendary Disco King Mario before leaving with Mario’s DJ, DJ Jazzy Jay, to join Afrika Bambaataa and the Zulu Nation. They were later joined by Master Ice and formed part of the Soul Sonic Force, however, due to the large size of […]

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Drum Machine – Drum Machine

Jayco Records (US) [JC-001] 1982 Jay Burnett aka Burzootie aka Drum Machine recorded this track for his very own label, Jayco Records in 1982. It was the only release on the label. He’d previously worked with Arthur Baker as an engineer on Bambaataa’s “Planet Rock” and it’s his vocals you hear saying “Rock, rock the planet rock, don’t stop”. This […]

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Hashim – We’re Rocking The Planet

Cutting Records (US) [CR-203] 1984 Follow up to his classic “Al-Naafiysh”, Hashim returns with another great track, the third for Cutting featuring some engineering by amongst others, Jay Burnett aka Burzootie. The record came in a Cutting Records company sleeve, as pictured, and there are a few label variations for this track. The first press has a light blue label […]

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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 […]

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Rock Squad – Facts Of Life

Tommy Boy (US) [TB-855] 1985 Rock Squad are Groovy Groove (Eugene Allen), Jerry Jay (Jeremiah Jones Jr.), Smitty D (James Smith) and DJ Eazzy P (Parrish Smith) aka PMD from EPMD. The track is produced by The Latin Rascals and is engineered by, amongst others, Jay Burnett. It also includes backing vocals from The TKA Disciples aka TKA. Side A […]

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Rockmaster Scott & The Dynamic 3 – It’s Life (You Gotta Think Twice)

Reality Records (US) [IR1374] 1983 Hailing from the Bronx, NY, The Dynamic Three began life as Charlie D & The Crew. The trio of Charlie Prince (Charles Pettiford), Slick Rick (Richard Fowler – Not to be confused with Slick Rick of Def Jam fame) and Buster were originally put together by Master Blaster Greg aka MBG (Greg Wigfall) for a […]

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