The Beat Boys – Be Bop Rock

Sugarscoop Records (US) [SS-423] 1983 The Beat Boys were Franky D (Frank Robinson) and Mr. Slick (Steven Randolph). The simple story here is that the group submitted a rap using ‘Hip Hop Be Bop’ by Man Parrish as the music and Sugarscoop liked it so much that they decided to release it. The group also recorded as MC Connection for […]

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C.O.D. – In The Bottle

Emergency Records (US) [EMDS 6535] 1983 Although pictured as a trio on some European sleeves, C.O.D. was actually the production duo of Man Parrish and Raul Rodriguez (R.I.P.)…again! (Two Sisters, Rama, etc). Tired of being ripped off by record labels they created C.O.D. (Cash On Delivery) with the idea to be paid once a track was finished instead of waiting for […]

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C.O.D. – Uphill (Peace Of Mind)

Emergency Records (US) [EMDS 6545] 1984 This is the second cover version from C.O.D. and was their final release as this group. The track was originally written by Frederick Knight and recorded by The Gospel Truth followed by Knight himself but was made famous by the Kid Dynamite version that appears on the legendary Ultimate Breaks And Beats series. Side […]

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Two Sisters – B-Boys Beware

Sugarscoop Records (US) [SS-426 / SS-427] 1983 Great follow-up to “High Noon” and probably the most memorable track featuring Emcee Popper G.L.O.B.E. aka MC G.L.O.B.E. of Soul Sonic Force. It appeared on the Street Sounds Electro Series amongst others. There are a couple of different versions for this release. There is a standard release with three versions of the title […]

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Two Sisters – High Noon

Sugarscoop Records (US) [SS-424] 1983 Debut release from Two Sisters aka Man Parrish & Raul Rodriguez (R.I.P.). The vocalists, who were pictured on the album, were actually two receptionists from the offices of Sugarscoop, Theresa & Tracey and were the same ones used on the later Parrish release, “Hey There, Homeboys”. Dance music history: The TWO SISTERS “Name”  I used […]

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