*JUST IN!* V.A. – Dollar Bill Y’All (Spring Records And The First Decade Of Hip Hop) – BGP UK CD

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*JUST IN!* V.A. – Dollar Bill Y’All (Spring Records And The First Decade Of Hip Hop) – BGP UK CD

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In 1979, Spring Records released the first hip-hop style rap record ‘King Tim III (Personality Jock)’ by The Fatback Band. The label, initially relegated it to the B-Side, allowed the Sugarhill Gang the breakthrough rap hit with ‘Rapper’s Delight’. Over the next decade, Spring kept dipping their toes in the water, but without any great conviction or mainstream success but were always there to chart hip-hop’s development.

“Dollar Bill Y’All” focuses on all the key moments and includes personality jocks like Mr. Magic, street tough rapping, live funk bands and the birth of sampling. This compilation is a detailed compilation looking at Spring Records’ – and sub-label Posse – long and sometimes troubled relationship with hip-hop’s first decade. “Dollar Bill Y’All” shows that, despite their reservations, Spring recorded landmark records by not just King Tim III, but Jimmy Spicer, DJ Hollywood and Ice T (as part of Afrika & The Zulu Kings).

Extended sleeve notes, penned by Dean Rudland, tells the story of how the label could have been a force in the next generation of rap, possibly even signing Gang Starr, if only they had been committed: the Bally Boys single, which now sells for hundreds of pounds, was produced by Donald Dee Bowden who produced Gang Starr’s debut single ‘The Lesson’.

tracklist:

01 Money (Dollar Bill Y’All) (Long Version) – Jimmy Spicer
02 King Tim III (Personality Jock) – Fatback
03 Charley Says! (Roller Boogie Baby) – King Tim III
04 Magic’s Message (There Has To Be A Better Way) – Mr Magic
05 To Whoever It May Concern – DJ Hollywood
06 Go For What You Know – Bally Boys
07 I’m Hot – The Rangers
08 Cars (Zulu Club Mix) – Afrika & The Zulu Kings
09 Rockin’ It – MC Flex & The FBI Crew
10 Tearin’ It Up – D4
11 The Beach (Long Vocal Version) – Afrika & The Zulu Kings

 

 

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Artist

Various

Title

Dollar Bill Y'All (Spring Records And The First Decade Of Hip Hop)

Label

BGP

Format

CD

Product#

188849

Cat#

CDBGPD 317

Country

UK

Release Info

1970s/80s

Grade Disc

NEW

Grade Cover

NEW

Reissue

NO