Sparky D – Sparky’s Turn (Roxanne You’re Through)

NIA Records (US) [NI 1245] 1985 Following her release as a member of The Playgirls the previous year, Doreen Broadnax aka Sparky D joined the Roxanne Saga by recording this diss aimed at Roxanne Shante as her first solo release. The track was written by Sparky D and Spyder D and produced by The Aleems. There are a couple of […]

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Tanganyika – I’m Little Roxanne

A-Side Records (US) [ASMK3003] 1985 This was the debut release by 7 year old Tanganyika and was just one of the many answer versions in the ‘Roxanne Saga’. It was written, produced and arranged by Mitch Braithwaite and Karen Luciano Side A I’m Little Roxanne [3:25] Little Rox’s Beat Box [3:45] (featuring Rahjeeb) Side B Little Rox’s Theme (Instrumental) [3:55]

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U.T.F.O. – Hanging Out / Roxanne, Roxanne

Select Records (US) [FMS 62254] 1984 This is the second release from UTFO and is in a similar style to Beats and Rhymes with fast raps and a singing chorus but was very much overshadowed by the B side. ‘Roxanne Roxanne’ was based on a recreation of Billy Squier’s ‘The Big Beat’ and was about dissing a fictitious girl called […]

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