Fatback – King Tim III (Personality Jock)

Spring Records (US) [SP-D-402] 1979 Widely regarded as the first rap record on vinyl, soul funk group Fatback Band released “King Tim III” a few weeks prior to the Sugarhill Gang’s debut as a B side track although according to some people “Rapper’s Delight” was first. Who knows exactly? Either way it contributed to the birth of hip hop on […]

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Paulette & Tanya Winley – Rhymin’ And Rappin’

Paul Winley Records (US) [12×45-5] 1979   This was the debut release by Paulette and Tanya Winley, daughters of label and shop owner Paul and his wife Ann. Following a recording session with the Harlem Underground Band, label owner, Paul Winley requested that the band play while his daughters rhymed. As a result of this session, “Rhymin’ And Rappin’” was […]

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Whodini – Yours For A Night

Jive (US) [JD 1-9114] 1983 Third US release to be taken from Whodini’s debut album. The track was produced by Roy Carter and the Willesden Dodgers and features vocals from R&B artist Tashan who later debuted as a solo artist on Def Jam in 1986. The only label variation that I know of is a slightly different layout between the […]

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