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Afrika Bambaataa & Family – Kick Out The Jams (Promo)

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 880] 1986 Third and final single from Bambaataa’s second album but this was a promotional only issue and was never officially released. The title track is a cover version of infamous 1969 track by MC5 (Motor City Five) with Bam on vocals and goes to showcase his very diverse taste in …

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Gary Byrd & The G.B. Experience – The Crown

WonDirection Records (US) [4507WG] 1983 Gary Byrd was born in 1954 in Buffalo NY and began his DJ career there at the age of 15 at WUFO. From there he was hired on soul station WWRL-AM and launched his show, The GBE: The Gary Byrd Experience, which went on to become the longest running black …

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Key-Matic – Breakin’ In Space

Radar Records (US) [RDR-12014] 1984 Following on from R&B/disco hits such as Toney Lee’s “Reach Up”, Status IV’s “You Ain’t Really Down” and Richie Scotti’s “The Break”, this is the debut release from Key-Matic and was a huge electro/hip hop crossover. It featured vocals from Charles Casseus and early appearances from saxophonist Najee and Bomb …

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Kurtis Blow – Throughout Your Years

Mercury (US) [MK 153] 1980 Another track taken from Kurtis’ debut album. The promo version just has the same vocal version on each side whereas the normal release includes the instrumental. Promotional Release Side A Throughout Your Years [6:25] Side B Throughout Your Years [6:25] Normal Release Side A Throughout Your Years [6:25] Side B …

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