The Definitive Groove Collection: Sugar Hill Records

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
The series of Definitive Groove Collection compilations issued by Rhino in 2006 were all well-selected, thorough overviews of their subjects, and the Sugar Hill Records one is no exception. Compiling 24 of the old-school rap label's best cuts and sequencing them chronologically, the compilation is practically definitive: all of the key songs are here, from the long version of "Rapper's Delight" to Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five classics like "The Message" and "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)," and so are a number of more obscure label highlights, like the long version of Trouble Funk's "Hey Fellas" and the Rick James interpolation "All Night Long (Waterbed)" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
The series of Definitive Groove Collection compilations issued by Rhino in 2006 were all well-selected, thorough overviews of their subjects, and the Sugar Hill Records one is no exception. Compiling 24 of the old-school rap label's best cuts and sequencing them chronologically, the compilation is practically definitive: all of the key songs are here, from the long version of "Rapper's Delight" to Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five classics like "The Message" and "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)," and so are a number of more obscure label highlights, like the long version of Trouble Funk's "Hey Fellas" and the Rick James interpolation "All Night Long (Waterbed)" by Kevie Kev. Back in 1997, Rhino did release an even more definitive Sugar Hill collection, The Sugar Hill Records Story, which clocked in at five CDs; however, the 24 songs here adequately cover the highlights of the label, so only Sugar Hill fanatics need the box set. Besides, the pristine sound quality of The Definitive Groove Collection alone makes it a worthwhile choice for anyone in the market for Sugar Hill music. The packaging is likewise premium, with detailed track-by-track credit information and an essay by Oliver Wang.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/8/2006
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227080525
  • Catalog Number: 70805
  • Sales rank: 316,533

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rapper's Delight - The Sugarhill Gang (14:31)
  2. 2 Funk You Up - The Sequence (6:49)
  3. 3 Freedom - Furious Five (8:16)
  4. 4 8th Wonder - The Sugarhill Gang (3:56)
  5. 5 The Birthday Party - Furious Five (8:19)
  6. 6 That's the Joint - Funky 4 + 1 (6:10)
  7. 7 The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel - Grandmaster Flash (7:08)
  8. 8 Showdown - The Furious Five Meets The Sugarhill Gang (5:52)
  9. 9 Let's Dance (Make Your Body Move) - West Street Mob (6:49)
  10. 10 Disco Dream - Mean Machine (4:28)
  11. 11 Hey Fellas - Trouble Funk (7:22)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Message - Furious Five (7:14)
  2. 2 Apache - The Sugarhill Gang (4:02)
  3. 3 It's Nasty (Genius of Love) - Furious Five (7:52)
  4. 4 Sing a Simple Song - West Street Mob (5:25)
  5. 5 Whip It - Treacherous Three (7:43)
  6. 6 Scorpio - Furious Five (4:57)
  7. 7 Message II (Survival) - Melle Mel & Duke Bootee (6:55)
  8. 8 New York New York - Furious Five (4:52)
  9. 9 Break Dance-Electric Boogie - West Street Mob (4:00)
  10. 10 White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) - Melle Mel (4:30)
  11. 11 All Night Long (Waterbed) - Kevie Kev (6:10)
  12. 12 Beat Street - Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five (7:04)
  13. 13 Step Off (7:23)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Adrian Belew Composer
Rick James Composer
Bernard Edwards Composer
Nile Rodgers Composer
Jerry Jordan Composer
Danny Rivera Composer
Reggie Andrews Composer
Angela Brown Composer
Bruce Carter Composer
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Composer
Jiggs Chase Composer
Chris Frantz Composer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Nathaniel Glover Composer
Reggie Griffin Composer, Producer
Donald Hepburn Composer
Dan Hersch Remastering
Leon Huff Composer
Bill Inglot Remastering
Anthony Jackson Composer
Augie Johnson Composer
Ronald LaPread Composer
James McLean Composer
Jeff Myers Composer
Jerry Peters Composer
Robert Reed Composer
Joey Robinson Jr. Composer, Producer
Leland Robinson Producer
Sylvia Robinson Composer, Producer
Steven Stanley Composer
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart Composer
Tina Weymouth Composer
Michael Wright Composer
Melvin Glover Composer
Sherman Davis Composer
Joseph Saddler Composer
Sharon Green Composer
Dave Schultz Remastering
Guy Williams Composer
Tyrone Armstrong Composer
Keith Caesar Composer
Gwendolyn Chisholm Composer
Cheryl Cook Composer, Producer
Thomas Fisher Composer
Kory Ward Composer
Keith Wiggins Composer
Eddie Morris Composer
Rhondo Robinson Producer
Michael "Mike Dee" Johnson Producer
K.K. Rockwell Composer
Robert Paul Nixon Composer
Steven "Opera Steve" Santiago Composer
Melle Mel Producer
Edward Fletcher Composer, Producer
Oliver Wang Liner Notes
Charles Norbeck Liner Notes
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