Busy Bee – School Days

Master Five (US) [01000] 1981   By the time David Parker aka Busy Bee released his debut solo release he was already a veteran of the hip hop scene having worked with many of hip hop’s founding fathers such as Afrika Bambaataa, Disco King Mario, Kool Herc, DJ Breakout, the L Brothers, Casanova Gang, etc. He began as Star Ski […]

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Funky 4+1 – That’s The Joint

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-554] 1980 Follow up to “Rappin And Rocking The House” and their debut on Sugarhill. This is a classic old school track and replays the music of Taste Of Honey’s “Rescue Me”. There are a few label variations as pictured below. The first pressings have a large press ring, one with dark blue text and the […]

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Funky Four – Do You Want To Rock (Before I let Go)

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-586] 1982 Funky Four’s third release and second on Sugar Hill Records. It is based around the music of Maze’s “Before I Let Go”. Side A Do You Want To Rock (Before I let Go) (Vocal) [6:20] Side B Do You Want To Rock (Before I let Go) (Instrumental) [6:20]

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Funky Four – Feel It

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-463 / SH-32008] 1983 Based around the replayed music of Babe Ruth’s “The Mexican”, this is the groups fourth single. The intro was used on the debut release by Bomb The Bass in 1987 entitled “Beat Dis”. People won’t you come along, get down to the funky song, everybody in the street, get down to the funky […]

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Funky Four Plus One More – Rappin And Rocking The House

Enjoy Records (US) [6000] 1979 Consisting of K.K. Rockwell, Keith Keith, Li’l Rodney C, (MC) Jazzy Jeff & Sha Rock, this is the debut release from the Funky Four Plus One More. Although the label had been releasing tracks since 1962 this was the first rap record they released and their first record on a 12″ single. There are a […]

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