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Monday, October 09, 2017

Sugar Ray Dinke - Cabrini Green

For me and maybe a few others this is definitely a throwback to the John Peel radio show. I bought a copy maybe a week or so after hearing it on his show one night, traded it soon after and bought this copy about a year ago for next to nowt and it's mint. I did try and get one on the original label and it used to irritate me a little if I couldn't get the US import copy if it was a US record but it bothers me less so these days. A great record and there's some info on discogs about him which is short but worth a read as I have nothing on him except for the memory of hearing him when I was about 16 or 17. Tune!

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Fresh Girls - Mandingos - I Got The Bass

Someone requested this many years ago on this very blog and I didn't have a copy then so I bought one. Another one I had in '86 but traded among my friends at the time and one I wasn't super keen on mainly because of the 'row, row, row your boat' tune that sounds like it was played on a kazoo. You can't deny that super heavy Miami bass packs a major punch though and I don't mind it so much now.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

M.C.B. - It's Your Scratch (Do What You Wanna Do)

I mentioned some years ago that I was on a mission to get back some old records I used to own and this was on the list. Discogs had a few over the years for a while but people were wanting a little more than I was willing to pay so I guess I got lucky wining one on ebay a few weeks back for a fiver. I can tell you're really pleased for me. The sleeve's a little beat up and is taped together - looks better than it sounds - but the wax is nice and that's the main thing. I recall buying my first copy in '86 from the import box in the Virgin store on the high street in Sheffield but can't remember if I sold it or traded it. Doesn't matter now though. Another Amos Larkins sure shot!

Friday, September 08, 2017

NYC Cutter - DJ Cuttin'

Finally got myself a copy of this last year, same track on both sides but a decent tuner from '85 by legendary super dj Marley Marl masquerading under a different moniker. Was one of the most difficult releases to get on the Pop Art label at one time but easier now although it does still seem to hold it's value. Top tune.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Arabian Prince - Situation Critical

I missed the fantastic Stones Throw compilation, 'Innovative Life Anthology' that was released in 2008 and have been after once ever since and finally quenched my thirst a few weeks back and it's been an Arabian Prince-athon ever since.I never bought this first time around either so I bought one last week, decent condition and the picture sleeve is looking good for it's age too and all for the tidy sum of  £1.49. One of the better tracks lifted from his excellent LP, 'Dope Thang' being the highlight, for me at least. If you like 808 bass heaviness, this is definitely one for you.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Jungle Brothers - Beyond This World 12" Single VLS (1989)

Re-Up - 192kbps, sorry about the lower bitrate

Contains the extremely dope B-Side Promo No. 2 featuring Q-Tip!

A1 - Beyond This World (LP Version) (4:08)
A2 - Beyond This World (Instrumental) (4:01)
B1 - Promo No. 2 (Mind Review '89) (3:28)
B2 - Beyond This World (Bone-a-Baby Bam Beat Version) (1:34)
B3 - Beyond This World (A Capella Version) (:38)

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