The Sugar Hill Records Story

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Barnes & Noble - Jon Dolan
Hip-hop has come along way in the 20 years since Sugar Hill Records released its first singles, and, as Puff Daddy's pilfering of "The Message" attests, many late-'90s hip-hop fans tend to fondly view the label's output as quaint, pleasant novelties. And, well, much of it is. From Crash Crew's "Breaking Bells Take Me to the Mardi Gras" to the Treacherous 3's "Xmas Rap," Rhino's five-disc overview is full of cheesy fun. But what's most impressive about this set of old-school cuts from the Sugarhill Gang, Spoonie Gee, Busy Bee, Grandmaster Melle Mel & the Furious Five, the Funky 4 + 1, and Trouble Funk is how so many of the small New Jersey label's universally catchy, ...
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Barnes & Noble - Jon Dolan
Hip-hop has come along way in the 20 years since Sugar Hill Records released its first singles, and, as Puff Daddy's pilfering of "The Message" attests, many late-'90s hip-hop fans tend to fondly view the label's output as quaint, pleasant novelties. And, well, much of it is. From Crash Crew's "Breaking Bells Take Me to the Mardi Gras" to the Treacherous 3's "Xmas Rap," Rhino's five-disc overview is full of cheesy fun. But what's most impressive about this set of old-school cuts from the Sugarhill Gang, Spoonie Gee, Busy Bee, Grandmaster Melle Mel & the Furious Five, the Funky 4 + 1, and Trouble Funk is how so many of the small New Jersey label's universally catchy, funky, political, and even touching tracks endure on their own terms. Not only do you get groundbreaking hits like "Rapper's Delight," "8th Wonder," "That's the Joint," "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel," "The Message," and "It's Nasty Genius of Love," there's also Kool Moe Dee schooling the Treacherous 3 in the art of "Yes We Can-Can," some ace Grandmaster Flash beat-busting, and a mountain of classic samples see West Street Mob's "Ooh Baby". This is a piece of history no less essential than Rhino's acclaimed NUGGETS boxes, and a must-own for rap fans who wanna get a little deep.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Sugar Hill Records was the first rap and hip-hop label, giving many listeners their first exposure to the urban rhyming and scratching that transformed pop music during the '80s. Like most indie labels, they had troubles with finances and distribution; eventually, that situation resulted in their records remaining out of print during the rise of the hip-hop during the late '80s and '90s. The five-disc Sugar Hill Records Story remedies this situation by collecting all of the label's classic A-sides, many in their full-length mixes, on one set. Tracks by the Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Flash, and the Treacherous Three are commonplace and remain excellent, but the true revelation of the box set is how strong largely forgotten cuts by Spoonie Gee, the Funky 4 + 1, Trouble Funk, the Sequence, Super Wolf, and West Street Mob are -- these are supremely funky, infectious and inventive cuts, which have been made familiar through samples and quotations on modern rap records. Another surprise is how integrated this music is -- male and female rappers trade lines without hesitation, and there is none of the misogyny or violence that characterized gangsta rap. But that doesn't mean the old-school rap on The Sugar Hill Records Story sounds dated -- much of this bright, elastic electro-funk has provided the foundation for '90s hits by the likes of the Beastie Boys and Dr. Dre. But the most surprising thing of all is how The Sugar Hill Records Story barely loses momentum over the course of five discs. There is the occasional dull spot or oddity check out the bizarre B-52's rip-off "At the Ice Arcade" by the Chilly Kids that interrupts the flow, but the music is consistently strong, even on the fifth disc. It was inevitable that The Sugar Hill Records Story would be an important historical document, but what makes it truly essential is how rich, diverse, and timeless the music actually is.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/4/1997
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227244927
  • Catalog Number: 72449

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rapper's Delight - The Sugarhill Gang (14:37)
  2. 2 Funk You Up - The Sequence (10:55)
  3. 3 Rapper's Reprise - The Sugarhill Gang (7:50)
  4. 4 Super-Wolf Can Do It - Super Wolf (6:22)
  5. 5 Hot Hot Summer Day - The Sugarhill Gang (7:09)
  6. 6 And You Know That - The Sequence (4:17)
  7. 7 Freedom - Grandmaster Flash (8:17)
  8. 8 Monster Jam - Spoonie Gee (8:51)
  9. 9 Baby Let's Rap Now, Pt. 2 - The Moments (4:09)
  10. 10 People Get on Up - Positive Force (6:23)
Disc 2
  1. 1 8th Wonder - The Sugarhill Gang (7:27)
  2. 2 That's the Joint - Funky 4 + 1 (9:23)
  3. 3 The Birthday Party - Grandmaster Flash (8:21)
  4. 4 Check It Out (6:15)
  5. 5 The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel - Grandmaster Flash (7:11)
  6. 6 Showdown - Joseph Saddler (5:54)
  7. 7 Let's Dance (Make Your Body Move) - West Street Mob (6:50)
  8. 8 Spoonie Is Back - Spoonie Gee (6:35)
  9. 9 Apache - The Sugarhill Gang (6:15)
  10. 10 It's Nasty (Genius of Love) - Joseph Saddler (7:52)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Hey Fellas - Trouble Funk (7:21)
  2. 2 Sing a Simple Song - West Street Mob (5:24)
  3. 3 It's Good to Be the Queen - Sylvia Robinson (8:23)
  4. 4 The Lover in You - The Sugarhill Gang (6:57)
  5. 5 The Message - Joseph Saddler (7:13)
  6. 6 Whip It - Treacherous Three (7:44)
  7. 7 Scratching - Crash Crew (5:38)
  8. 8 Ooh Baby - West Street Mob (4:43)
  9. 9 Scorpio - Grandmaster Flash (4:55)
  10. 10 Making Cash Money - Busy Bee (6:30)
  11. 11 Here Comes the Bride - The Sequence (6:18)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Message II (Survival) - Melle Mel & the Furious 5 (6:56)
  2. 2 Breaking Bells (Take Me to the Mardi Gras) - Crash Crew (7:24)
  3. 3 Yes We Can-Can - Treacherous Three (7:00)
  4. 4 The Word Is Out - The Sugarhill Gang (5:43)
  5. 5 New York, New York - Grandmaster Flash (7:28)
  6. 6 Girls - The Sugarhill Gang (5:40)
  7. 7 Kick It Live from 9 to 5 - The Sugarhill Gang (6:40)
  8. 8 Break Dancin' (Electric Boogie) - West Street Mob (5:12)
  9. 9 All Night Long (6:11)
  10. 10 At the Ice Arcade (4:57)
  11. 11 White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) - Melle Mel & the Furious 5 (7:40)
  12. 12 We Are Known as Emcees (We Turn Party's Out) - Crash Crew (5:37)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Jesse - Grandmaster Melle Mel (6:11)
  2. 2 Beat Street - Grandmaster Melle Mel (7:05)
  3. 3 Livin' in the Fast Lane - The Sugarhill Gang (5:09)
  4. 4 We Don't Work for Free - Melle Mel & the Furious 5 (5:02)
  5. 5 Step Off - Joseph Saddler (7:25)
  6. 6 Xmas Rap - Treacherous Three (6:10)
  7. 7 Busy Bee's Groove - Busy Bee (5:22)
  8. 8 Turn It Up - Treacherous Three (7:35)
  9. 9 The Down Beat - The Sugarhill Gang (4:35)
  10. 10 Vice - Grandmaster Flash (5:04)
  11. 11 Outta Control - Miracle Mike (5:31)
  12. 12 Street Walker - Mass Production (6:13)
  13. 13 The Message - Joseph Saddler (5:13)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Message - Joseph Saddler (7:11)
  2. 2 Message - Joseph Saddler (7:11)
  3. 3 Message - Joseph Saddler (7:11)
  4. 4 Message - Joseph Saddler (7:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Sugarhill Gang Track Performer
Sylvia Track Performer
The Moments Track Performer
Trouble Funk Track Performer
Mass Production Track Performer
Philippe Wynne Track Performer
Busy Bee Track Performer
Duke Bootee Track Performer
Grandmaster Flash Track Performer, Track Performer
Spoonie Gee Track Performer
Grandmaster Melle Mel Track Performer
Treacherous Three Track Performer
Pete Wingfield Keyboards, Background Vocals
Sylvia Track Performer
Big Bank Hank Track Performer
Positive Force Track Performer
Wonder Mike Track Performer
Funky 4 + 1 Track Performer
The Sequence Track Performer
Crash Crew Track Performer
Kevie Kev Track Performer
Miracle Mike Track Performer
Super Wolf Track Performer
Wayne & Charlie (The Rapping Dummy) Track Performer
West Street Mob Track Performer
Melle Mel & the Furious 5 Track Performer
Scorpio Track Performer
Cowboy Track Performer
Technical Credits
Michael Johnson Producer
Trouble Funk Producer
Denise LaSalle Producer
Busy Bee Producer
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Composer
Jiggs Chase Producer
Chris Clarke Remastering
Moe Dewese Producer
E. Fletcher Composer
Brian Friedman Remixing
Reggie Griffin Composer, Producer
Dan Hersch Remastering
Tommy Keith Producer
Joey Robinson Jr. Producer
Leland Robinson Producer
Sylvia Robinson Composer, Producer
Treacherous Three Producer
Tina Weymouth Composer
Doug Wimbish Producer
Pete Wingfield Producer
Michael Wright Producer
Melle Mel Plowden Producer
Melvin Glover Composer
Big Bank Hank Producer
Joseph Saddler Composer
Larry Johnson Producer
Sevie Bates Art Direction
Ralph Heibutzki Liner Notes
Bernard Alexander Producer
Clayton Savage Producer
Michael Carriel Producer
Cheryl Cook Producer
Nate Edmonds Producer
Keith Wiggins Composer
E. Morris Composer
Guy OBrien Producer
Rhondo Robinson Producer
M2 Producer
Edward Fletcher Producer
Steve Greenberg Liner Notes
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