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A Tribe Called Quest - THE LOW END THEORY 30TH ANNIVERSARY 7
A Tribe Called Quest
THE LOW END THEORY 30TH ANNIVERSARY 7" COLLECTION (BOX SET)
8x7" Box | 2022 | US | Original (Get On Down)
TBA
The final price is not yet known.
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Coming Soon 
This extraordinary box is only available at HHV in Europe and Get On Down in the US. All album tracks plus two bonus tracks on eight colored 7"s with complete artwork.

Originally released 30 years ago on September 24, 1991, A Tribe Called Quest's second studio album is regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time. From Check The Rhime to the posse cut Scenario, the trio of Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad deliver jazzy hip-hop beats and rhymes like butter. To commemorate the 30 year anniversary Get On Down is proud to present this exclusive limited-edition 7-inch box set.

Limited Edition Box Set Includes:

The full album is presented on 8 small hole uniquely colored 7" records with 2 bonus tracks.

Five of the 7-inch records are housed in custom picture sleeves that form the iconic album cover along with 3 replicas of the original 12-inch singles that were released.

The 7" collection is housed in a deluxe, fabric-wrapped 45 singles carrying case, with 360-degree original album art and custom inner wrapped ATCQ logo graphics and group photo.
RZA as Bobby Digital - Digital Bullet Black Friday Record Store Day 2021 Edition
RZA as Bobby Digital
Digital Bullet Black Friday Record Store Day 2021 Edition
2LP | 2001 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
36,99 €*
Release:2001 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
RZA released Bobby Digital In Stereo in 1998 and it was certified Gold in a matter of months. Its follow-up Digital Bullet dropped in August of 2001 continuing the conceptual story arch from …In Stereo, but with Bobby Digital growing more enlightened and becoming disillusioned with the hedonism that previously served as his fuel. Audiences reacted by driving the release up to number 24 on the Top 200 and a Top 10 position on the R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.
Ol' Dirty Bastard - Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
Ol' Dirty Bastard
Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
2LP | 2012 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
24,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Official reissue without the deluxe stuff gimmicks, just beats and rhymes. Classic!
Flee Lord - Loyalty Or Death: Lord Talk Volume 2 HHV EU Exclusive Smokey Clear Vinyl Edition
Flee Lord
Loyalty Or Death: Lord Talk Volume 2 HHV EU Exclusive Smokey Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
32,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition of this gem that Get On Down shares with us for to make things easier for heads over here. In Europe only available at HHV

Flee Lord is a proven force to be reckoned with and he continues his hot streak with this Lord Talk, Volume 2 limited edition vinyl drop. Originally released in 2018, the 8-track project also features guest appearances from Conway the Machine, Westside Gunn, Crimeapple, Meyhem Lauren, Termanology and Scott Cane. The project is fully produced by godBLESSbeatz and remains a favorite among Flee Lord’s growing fanbase. In 2020, Flee Lord pledged to release a full length album for every month of the year. Not one to let his fans down, Flee kept his promise and released 12 high quality projects in 2020, culminating with the release of the acclaimed In The Name of Prodigy album. An ode to the legacy of the late Prodigy, Flee Lord tapped in with Havoc (of Mobb Deep) to handle all of the production. Looking to keep up his momentum, Flee teamed up with Roc Marciano earlier this year and the duo dropped their collaborative Delgado album to rave reviews. With another album in the works to close out 2021, Flee Lord isn’t slowing down anytime soon, stay tuned! Lord Lord!
Diamond D And The Psychotic Neurotics - Stunts, Blunts And Hip Hop
Diamond D And The Psychotic Neurotics
Stunts, Blunts And Hip Hop
2LP | 1992 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
21,74 €* 28,99 € -25%
Release:1992 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
2021 Pressing.
Another golden era classic gets reissued by Get On Down: Although Diamond D handles the majority of the album's production, others such as Large Professor, Q-Tip, Jazzy Jay, Showbiz, and DJ Mark the 45 King co-produce on several tracks. The music he was making in 1992 cemented Diamond as one of the best producers in the game. This record is true to his heart, and because of the immense quality of its contents, it should be remembered fondly by all lovers of this music. As he puts it “Diamond is Dope Nuff Said”. Essential!
GZA / Genius - Liquid Swords The Instrumentals Black & White Edition
GZA / Genius
Liquid Swords The Instrumentals Black & White Edition
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (Get On Down)
24,74 €* 32,99 € -25%
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
There are many reasons why Wu-Tang Clan rapper GZA's second solo album Liquid Swords is considered one of the greatest hip-hop records of all time. Critics and historians point to GZA's raw, and starkly poetic lyrics which featured references to chess, crime and philosophy, as well as superb guest performances from his Wu-Tang Clan contemporaries. One can't comment on Liquid Swords' brilliance however without touching upon the production, courtesy of Wu-Tang's own mastermind RZA. Behind a hazy and murky backdrop of rare samples and classic boom-bap beats, RZA crafted a bleak atmosphere of urban dystopia for GZA's esoteric rhymes to flourish in,cribbing from a wide panoply of sources ranging from the dusty soul of The Bar-Kays and Ohio Players, the nostalgic jazz of Cannonball Adderley and Willie Mitchell, and even the experimental weirdness of Mothers Of Invention. In a retrospective 5-star AllMusic.com review of Liquid Swords, writer Steve Huey said of RZA’s production: “The Genius' eerie calm is a great match for RZA's atmospheric production, which is tremendously effective in this context; the kung fu dialogue here is among the creepiest he's put on record, and he experiments quite a bit with stranger sounds and more layered tracks.” These instrumentals, peppered with frequent interludes of dialogue from the classic samurai flick Shogun Assassin, became the core of the GZA’s acclaimed sophomore LP. The full Liquid Swords instrumentals are now available in a white and black vinyl pressing, a nod to the chessboard art synonymous with the album’s cover art. All tracks have been restored, with re-mastered audio from the original source tapes. Available on 2-LP, with the look of a silk-screened jacket we are excited to bring to you these Liquid Swords Instrumentals.
Upsetters, The - Super Ape
Upsetters, The
Super Ape
LP | 1976 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
21,99 €*
Release:1976 / US – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Few artists enjoy a legacy that involves a re-engineering of the very genre in which they work. Lee Perry is such an artist. As a pioneer of dub reggae Perry viewed the mixing console as musical instrument in its own right. The influence of his revolutionary approach has been felt world-wide and into genres far beyond reggae. His 1976 effort, "Super Ape", is considered a masterpiece of this or any genre. Working with The Upstetters at his Black Ark studio, Perry created a sound with such a lasting appeal that The Rough Guide includes "Super Ape" as one of their 100 Essential Reggae releases.
Busta Rhymes - When Disaster Strikes
Busta Rhymes
When Disaster Strikes
2LP | 1997 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
26,99 €*
Release:1997 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
By the time Busta Rhymes hit with his second solo album, “When Disaster Strikes”, he was already cemented as one of the most powerful voices in the rap game. With a lead single that countered that statement “Put Your Hands Where MY Eyes Can See” he proved he is more than just a one act man. The single was an immediate smash and was followed by an equally amazing album. The albums second single “Dangerous” continued to push Busta creatively and was accompanied with a stellar video gained him major air play on BET and MTV. Critics and fans alike applauded this release for its depth and well-crafted songs which made it platinum at the time of its release. Songs like “Turn UP” the Flipmode assisted "We Could Take it Outside" and “Rhymes Galore” showcase Busta at his best; rapid fire delivery over hard pounding beats. Other stand out cuts include "So Hardcore" and “One” which is a great collaboration with Erykah Badu. On the production side Busta brings along his trusted team; Rashad Smith, J Dilla, Rockwilder and DJ Scratch to serve him just what he needed for “When Disaster Strikes” to be full on dope!
Jurassic 5 - Quality Control
Jurassic 5
Quality Control
2LP | 2000 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
29,99 €*
Release:2000 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Jurassic 5 flexed serious old-to-the-new muscles in the ‘90s, beginning with their independently released single “Unified Rebelution” in 1994, and book-ending with their stellar debut full-length: 2000’s Quality Control. They walked a tightrope between underground and mainstream hip-hop, and toured alongside rap peers as well as punk rockers on the Vans Warped Tour. With double the pleasure of your average hip-hop group – two DJs and producers (Cut Chemist and DJ Nu-Mark); and four MCs (Chali 2na, Akil, Marc 7 and Zaakir aka Soup) – they brought the late 1970s “unison MC” style of pioneering groups like the Fantastic 5 and the Force MCs to a new generation. Even more surprisingly, they did so out of Los Angeles, whose hip-hop flavors generally leaned towards Gangsta, G-Funk or Electro lines. Musically inventive and lyrically forward-thinking, each song on Quality Control is a new adventure, exploring engaging territory, delivered via one of the best live hip-hop shows fans had seen in years. From singles like the strutting groove of the title track to the throwback doo-wop samples on “The Influence” and the catchy, keyboard groove-driven “World of Entertainment (WOE Is Me),” to deeper album tracks like the lyrical gymnastics of “Jurass Finish First” and the thought-provoking “Lausd,” Jurassic 5 consistently stepped to the plate and their fans responded in kind, nearly pushing the album to Gold status. Add the innovative DJ-and-sample workout which closes out the album, “Swing Set,” and you have one of the 2000s’ most unique and solid full-length platters.
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) / Straighten It Out
Pete Rock & CL Smooth
They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) / Straighten It Out
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Get On Down)
13,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
It is a tall boast, but it’s backed up two different ways: by fans of the group from back in the ‘90s who knocked each other over in record
stores to get the latest Pete Rock production; and by record buyers today, who still hear the same freshness in the group’s sound that
people did more than two decades ago.
These two songs are taken from the group’s legendary first full-length from 1992, Mecca & The Soul Brother. Originally, both were their
own 12-inch singles, but for this special, first-time-ever 7-Inch release, they are paired together.
KMD - Mr. Hood: 30th Anniversary Edition Record Store Day 2021 Edition
Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill Colored Vinyl Edition
Cypress Hill
Cypress Hill Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 1991 | EU | Reissue (Get On Down)
23,99 €*
Release:1991 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Cypress Hill’s self-titled debut album was hard as nails, with very few pop concessions. There was humor, but it was laced by cackling, homicidal sneering. Not well known outside of the hardcore hip-hop scene at first, faces of the three group members weren’t usually shown clearly in press photos; they preferred the shadows. As their first singles began hitting the airwaves and record racks, the press and music fans started to take notice. From the opening notes of the group’s first single, “The Phuncky Feel One,” to deeper album cuts like “Stoned Is The Way Of The Walk” and “Tres Equis,” it was clear that Cypress Hill was something different. And very, very dope.
The world Cypress Hill espoused was gang-ridden and far from cheery, but they managed to laugh through the pain. Lead rapper B-Real took each fuzzed-out, rock-hard DJ Muggs beat as a challenge, jumping around it like a spark off a joint as it makes its way to the concrete. MC Sen Dog always had B-Real’s back, to bringintensity and a no-bullshit gruffness that made the group both menacing and unpredictable. When they introduced percussionist Eric Bobo to the mix in the early 90s, it brought new dimension to the band, making their live performances one of the most unique and accomplished shows in hip-hop. Journalist and author Chris Faraone highlights the group’s relationship in the reissue’s liner notes (which is included only in limited edition Skull) saying, “[By the late ‘80s] the undisputed
Cypress unit finally formed. B and Sen realized that their diametric styles - the latter’s deep wrangle, the former’s inimitable high notes -
complemented one another righteously. By then Muggs had bangers in the bag, as well as industry experience from a jaunt with the New York duo 7A3. B and Sen waited while Muggs messed with 7A3, and in that time began to build the blueprint for their raucous and weeded no-holds-barred style. Besides getting schooled on industry pitfalls, Muggs had also grown into hip-hop’s most formidable young producer, while straddling the bi-coastal gap.” Cypress Hill’s debut went gold by the end of 1991 and has since pushed past double platinum status, making it the first album for a Latino-American hip hop group to do so. The album received raves from the likes of Rolling Stone and the Los Angeles Times, saw a #1 Hot Rap Single with the release of “The Phuncky One” and helped the band win Artist Of The Year at the 1992 Source Awards. After 25 years, it should come as no surprise that Cypress Hill is a cornerstone of the group’s live set to this day.
Black Sheep - A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing
Black Sheep
A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing
2LP | 1991 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
30,99 €*
Release:1991 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder shipping from 24.12.2021
Get on Down is proud to present "A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing", the debut album by Black Sheep, back on vinyl as double vinyl release.
Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear
Craig Mack
Flava In Ya Ear
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
1994’s “Flava In Ya Ear” captures one of those moments in Hip Hop that can
be called career defining for nearly all involved. Of course this was Craig
Mack’s biggest selling single, landing at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100
and hitting Platinum status.
Issued as a 12” – the Remix Dirty version of the song is easily one of the
most famous posse cuts, with notable contributions from Busta Rhymes and
Notorious B.I.G. And to bring even more fire - the cut also features Rampage
and LL Cool J. This was also one of the first releases from Sean Combs and
the Bad Boy imprint, setting the stage for years of success to follow.
Get On Down presents this special collectible 7” edition in loving memory of
one of Craig Mack’s greatest achievements as an artist.
Too $hort - Life Is Too $hort Blue Swirl Vinyl Edition
Clipse - Virginia / Grindin'
Tear Da Club Up Thugs Of Three 6 Mafia - Crazyndalazdayz Black Vinyl Edition
Tear Da Club Up Thugs Of Three 6 Mafia
Crazyndalazdayz Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (Get On Down)
39,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
In the late 90s in Hip Hop, all eyes were on the South - and the Down South sound reigned supreme. Few groups were as hot as Memphis’ Three 6 Mafia. CrazyNDaLazDayz was a regional scorcher when it dropped in 1999, released under the group name Tear Da Club Up Thugs, but essentially a Three 6 Mafia full-length as core Three 6 members DJ Paul, Juicy J and Lord Infamous all contribute to the project. The record went on to be certified Gold and Three 6 Mafia went on to win an Academy Award for their contribution to Hustle & Flow. CrazyNDaLazDayz continues to have an impact to this day. A cut Juicy J first pulled together while still in high school, “Slob On My Knob”, was utilized in A$ap Ferg’s hit “Plain Jane.” In addition, the cut is interpolated into G-Eazy’s most successful cut to date, “No Limit.” CrazyNDaLazDayz has never seen a commercial vinyl release (when originally released, only promo vinyl was issued). For Record Store Day, Get On Down brings you this oft overlooked and definitely in need of being revisited portion of Three 6 Mafia’s legacy.
Herbie Hancock Trio - The Herbie Hancock Trio
Herbie Hancock Trio
The Herbie Hancock Trio
LP | 1977 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
30,59 €* 33,99 € -10%
Release:1977 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This 1977 studio recording finds Herbie Hancock embracing his jazz roots. The straightforward trio setting puts Hancock’s piano front and center. Backed by Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams behind the drums, the recording features Hancock originals as well as the Trio’s take on Miles Davis’ “Milestones.”

Though recorded at fabled San Francisco studio The Automatt, the recording was only immediately issued in Japan. To this day Japan is the only country to see a vinyl release of this session. That changes on RSD Black Friday as Get On Down presents The Herbie Hancock Trio in a complete replica of the Japanese release including a full-color insert and deluxe OBI strip.
Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um Redux
Charles Mingus
Mingus Ah Um Redux
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (Get On Down)
35,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day 2020 Release.
Limitation: 2000 copies.

Mingus Ah Um, the artist’s 1959 debut for Columbia is one of the most consequential albums in jazz or any other genre. The release is part of the Library of Congress National Recording Registry and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”, “Boogie Stomp Shuffle”, “Open Letter To The Duke”… the release is packed with classics and is a best-selling release to this day.

For Record Store Day 2020 Get On Down presents Ah Um Redux, the full Ah Um record as you know and love it with a second LP featuring alternate takes from the session previously unreleased on vinyl.
Ed O.G & Da Bulldogs - Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto Record Store Day 2019 Edition
Ed O.G & Da Bulldogs
Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto Record Store Day 2019 Edition
LP | 1991 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
26,99 €*
Release:1991 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
The 1990s was a rich vein of classic hip-hop, especially on the East Coast, which rendered some of the greatest works from the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Mobb Deep, and many others. Frequently lost in the genre's New York-centric history was Boston's burgeoning hip-hop scene during the 1990s, spearheaded by working class Roxbury native Edward Anderson, best known by his stage name Ed O.G Over the course of his career, which has spanned nearly 30 years, Ed O.G has maintained an admirably strong cult following, and has gone on to work with contemporaries like RZA, KRS-One, Masta Ace, Pete Rock, and Common, while touring the world over, and producing numerous solo and collaborative albums. Ed O.G.'s illustrious career debuted in 1991, with the release of what is arguably his best known album, Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto, a collaboration with his crew, billed as Da Bulldogs (which was actually an acronym for “Black United Leaders Living Directly on Grooving Sounds”), though Ed O.G was clearly the main event. An underrated classic in its own right, Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto runs a gamut of sounds ranging from the introspective conscious hip-hop of "Be A Father To Your Child", to the whimsical boasts of "I'm Different", to deeply political fare like the Ace & Quan and Def Jef-featuring "Speak Upon It", plastered across a backdrop of Joe Mansfield-produced sample-heavy soundscapes, which snatched clips from deep cuts of James Brown, Roy Ayers, and The Delfonics, to name just a few. It also managed to generate Billboardcharting singles out of tracks like "Bug-A-Boo", "Be A Father To Your Child", and "I Got To Have It", which would become Ed O.G's signature track, and sample fodder for 2Pac, De La Soul, and DJ Premier. Get On Down now presents Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto, an unheralded rarity of renaissance hip-hop, reissued on vinyl for the first time since 1991. The audio has been remastered from its original tapes, so every bit and piece of Ed O.G's masterpiece is crisp and clear on wax. An uncovered gem of 90s rap well worth a re-listen or first-time discovery, and a sterling representation of Boston hip-hop.
Jamaicans, The - Ba Ba Boom / Twilight Zone
Jamaicans, The
Ba Ba Boom / Twilight Zone
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
7 inch singles were instrumental to the development of the Jamaican music
industry, more affordable than full lengths for the consumer, they also
allowed the labels to turnaround what was being recorded into music played
from their booming sound systems as quickly as possible. In that spirit, Get
On Down will be reissuing some of the most crucial Jamaican sides on 45,
this time out with The Jamaicans most well-known cut “Ba Ba Boom.”
The Jamaicans first formed in 1967 as the Cool Shakes. By the time the year
was over, they’d updated their line up from a trio to a quartet, changed their
name to the Jamaicans and took “Ba Ba Boom” to first place in that year’s
Island Festival Song Contest. Soon after, the cut (backed by Tommy
McCook & The Supsersonics) was issued on the Treasure Isle imprint to
instant classic status. On the flip, it’s Twilight Zone, a reverb drenched
proto-dub instrumental version of the song.
Clipse - Cot Damn / Ma, I Don't Love Her
Clipse
Cot Damn / Ma, I Don't Love Her
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Get On Down)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
"These “Big Hole” 7 Inches From Lord Willin’ Are Presented On White Vinyl In Mini Star Trak Die-Cut Jackets – Replicas Of The Label’s Original 12” Sleeves. The first hip-hop group signed to The Neptunes' newly formed Star Trak label in the early 2000s was a Virginia based duo known as The Clipse. The group’s first single “Grindin’,” impacted young people with its bare-boned but infectious drum beat in the same way that Run-DMC’s “Sucker MCs” did almost two decades earlier. MCs Pusha T and Malice, combined with The Neptunes’ groundbreaking production, sent a clear message to the rap world – “we are not the same.” Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo were able to combine their electro-punk production with just the right group to create a street masterpiece. Following in the footsteps of such rap criminologists as Kool G Rap, Nas, Jay-Z and Mobb Deep, the Clipse offer a hustler's viewpoint, with clever, hard-hitting lyrics that are consistent throughout the album. Select singles from Lord Willin’ will now be available from Get On Down on white vinyl in 7” size diecut jackets that reproduce the look of the original 12” releases on the Neptune’s Star Trak imprint."
Symarip - Skinhead Moonstomp / Must Catch A Train
Symarip
Skinhead Moonstomp / Must Catch A Train
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
7 inch singles were instrumental to the development of the Jamaican music industry, more affordable than full lengths for the consumer, they also allowed the labels to turnaround what was being recorded into music played from their booming sound systems as quickly as possible. In that spirit, Get On Down will be reissuing some of the most crucial reggae and ska sides on 45.
This issue marks a slight departure in the series as Symarip were not a Jamaican group but had their origins in the UK. By the time Skinhead Moonstomp was released as a single in 1969, reggae had spread its influence into the UK to such an extent that it changed British music for good. Symarip were the first group to work to directly appeal to UK skinhead culture, creating the climate that allowed for the explosion of the two tone movement in the late
1970s. Yet it was only on the singles’ reissue in 1980 that the cut hit the UK charts, landing at #54. So, to paraphrase the song’s intro, get up on your feet,
put your braces together and your boots on your feet, it’s time again for some of that old moonstompin’.”
Underground Solution - Luv Dancin
Underground Solution
Luv Dancin
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
YOU GOT ME LUV DANCIN’...
Luv Dancin’ is an absolutely ESSENTIAL record. The Underground Solution was one
of the monikers for Roger Sanchez, one of the most prolific house music producers
in the 90s. This 1990 ANTHEM 'Luv Dancin' is a NYC deep house benchmark. Based on
Arthur Russell’s Disco classic 'Is it all over my face' and with elements of 'The
bottle' interspersed with a deep, rolling garage bassline, dreamy keys and pads,
the “S” Man crafted a timeless piece of dance music that still inspires today and
is often imitated yet obviously never bettered!
A side is the Remix version featuring Jasmine on Vocals, while the B side is the
sought after “In Deep Mix” from the Original 12”. As with all our NY HOUSE
CLASSICS, first time available on 7”.
Les McCann - Layers
Les McCann
Layers
LP | 1974 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
21,99 €*
Release:1974 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Starting in the late 60s, jazz music started to take an interesting, and very soulful turn. Influenced by the funk of the day – from James Brown to Sly & The Family Stone – the artform, generally not considered a funky musical genre, started to stretch out and fit into the times. It was a fertile era, and to reciprocate, funk, soul and groovy rock fans started to discover accomplished, open-minded jazz artists like Les McCann, whose tunes made sense to their ears, even if bebop hadn’t grabbed them. This incredible album – long a favorite of forward-thinking hip-hop producers and DJs – washes over listeners from the first chords of the incredible album opener, “Sometimes I Cry,” led by McCann’s array of analog synthesizers and backed by an excellent rhythm section (Donald Dean on drums; Ralph McDonald on percussion and Jimmy Rowser on bass). Truth be told, highlights are hard to pick out, but fans never go long without returning to the fuzzed-out funk of “The Harlem Buck Strut Dance,” “Let’s Play (Til Mom Calls)” and “It Never Stopped In My Hometown.” These keyboard-drenched grooves sat alongside record stacks brimming with Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic, Marvin Gaye’s 70s soul and, of course, Miles Davis’ space funk experiments of the era (like Bitches Brew). Whether you’re new to Layers or just updating a well-loved and heavily worn-out copy, throw this one on, light one up and lose yourself for an hour…or even a couple days, if you have the option.
Timmy Thomas - Africano / Why Can't We Live Together
Timmy Thomas
Africano / Why Can't We Live Together
12" | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
15,99 €*
Release:US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Label: TK Records in essence represents the city of Miami when it came to Soul/R&B
and the early stages of Disco. In 1974, George McCrae gave the label its first #1 Disco
hit with Rock Your Baby. A little more than a year after McCrae's hit, the record label
struck gold with KC & The Sunshine Band with five #1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100.
Needless to say at the height of the genre’s cultural domination TK did pretty well.
Timmy Thomas: Without a doubt, he’s most famously known for the hit song Why Can’t We
Live Together. The record topped the U.S. Billboard R&B chart, made the top three in the
Billboard Hot 100 and was charted in top 10 in many countries including the UK. A staple
in the R&B scene, he had a succesful solo career until the mid 80s, later focusing on
the writing and production side of the business.

Why Can’t We Live Together: It may have been his biggest hit, but also one that keeps
resonating to this day. A response to the devastating news coming from the war in
Vietnam, its words “No more wars, we want peace in this world, and no matter what color,
you’re still my brother.” are indicative of a time marked by the horrors of war abroad,
and the racial discrimination in America. Written and Produced by Timmy Thomas himself
solely on a Lowrey organ, and an early rhythm machine, the song however was far from
simple as its emotive message continues to provide a profound context. And even though
it’s been covered over the years by many artist including Sade and Joan Osborne, Why
Can’t We Live Together has managed to come back on the charts again in 2015, as the
instrumental backing to Drake’s Hotline Bling, which has now sold over 2 Million copies
in the U.S. Alone. Once a hit, always a hit.

Africano: When it comes to this Deep Disco cut, Africano is one of those tracks that
probably never got much shine in America, but has since become a dancefloor favorite of
underground disco DJs worldwide. Curiously, years after its release, its biggest
supporters were Italian DJs like Danielle Baldelli, Mozart and Gianni Maselli who during
the 80s played Disco, African records, American R&B, and reggae to create what has been
since become known as the Afro-Cosmic scene at the height of Club culture in the
discothèques of Northern Italy.
Nas - Illmatic
Nas
Illmatic
LP | 1994 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
26,99 €*
Release:1994 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
"Now let me take a trip down memory lane"....It's 1994 and the hype behind Queensbridge native Nasir "Nas" Jones had already reached a fever pitch. Coming off already classics such as "Live at the BBQ" and (his solo debut song) "Halftime" all eyes were on Nas. From the moment you popped in your cassette, CD, or dropped the needle on the vinyl, you knew you were listening to authentic Hip Hop. Right out the gate you were met with the sound of subway cars, a snippet from Nas on "Live at the BBQ" and finally the Wild Style Theme. These 3 elements seem subtle upon first listen, but once you digest the album you realize Nas was setting a tone. God's Son had arrived.

Backed by an all-star cast of producers including DJ Premier, Large Professor, Q Tip, Pete Rock and then unknown L.E.S, Illmatic never lets up. Nas was able to take you into his world, each beat seemed like it was hand crafted, tailored to precisely match each line of Nas' dense lyrics and unmatched flow.

During the week of its release, everyone now knew the hype was real. Nas, being barley 20 at the time, stood on the shoulders of his predecessors and let everyone know he'd arrived. Illmatic became the debut that from that moment on rappers from Jay Z to Kendrick Lamar got compared to, "is this (insert rappers name here)'s Illmatic?". It was a game changer, not just for Nas, but for New York.. for Hip Hop. The Source broke their unwritten rule of not giving 5 Mics (the highest honor at that time) to a debut - Illmatic got just that. So join us, as we pay homage to one of our favorite albums and revisit the album that became one of the most talked about debuts in Hip Hop’s recorded history.
Howlin' Wolf - The Howlin' Wolf Album
Howlin' Wolf
The Howlin' Wolf Album
LP | 1969 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
22,99 €*
Release:1969 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
“The Howlin' Wolf Album” is a 1969 album by Howlin' Wolf, with Rotary Connection as his backing band. It mixed blues with psychedelic rock arrangements on several of Howlin' Wolf's classic songs. Howlin' Wolf strongly disliked the album, and Chess Records referenced this fact on the album's cover. Nevertheless it’s a classic now!
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Jurassic 5
Quality Control
2LP | 2000 | Reissue (Get On Down)
26,99 €*
Release:2000 / Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Jurassic 5 flexed serious old-to-the-new muscles in the ‘90s, beginning with their independently released single “Unified Rebelution” in 1994, and book-ending with their stellar debut full-length: 2000’s Quality Control. They walked a tightrope between underground and mainstream hip-hop, and toured alongside rap peers as well as punk rockers on the Vans Warped Tour. With double the pleasure of your average hip-hop group – two DJs and producers (Cut Chemist and DJ Nu-Mark); and four MCs (Chali 2na, Akil, Marc 7 and Zaakir aka Soup) – they brought the late 1970s “unison MC” style of pioneering groups like the Fantastic 5 and the Force MCs to a new generation. Even more surprisingly, they did so out of Los Angeles, whose hip-hop flavors generally leaned towards Gangsta, G-Funk or Electro lines. Musically inventive and lyrically forward-thinking, each song on Quality Control is a new adventure, exploring engaging territory, delivered via one of the best live hip-hop shows fans had seen in years. From singles like the strutting groove of the title track to the throwback doo-wop samples on “The Influence” and the catchy, keyboard groove-driven “World of Entertainment (woe Is Me),” to deeper album tracks like the lyrical gymnastics of “Jurass Finish First” and the thought-provoking “Lausd,” Jurassic 5 consistently stepped to the plate and their fans responded in kind, nearly pushing the album to Gold status. Add the innovative DJ-and-sample workout which closes out the album, “Swing Set,” and you have one of the 2000s’ most unique and solid full-length platters.
Rasheed Chappell & Buckwild - Sinners And Saints
Rasheed Chappell & Buckwild
Sinners And Saints
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Get On Down)
23,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
“When we decided to do an album, we didn’t want to do just a beats and rhyme album, but something more conceptual. The times we’re living in gave me the idea of tackling the idea of what’s a sinner and what’s a saint.” — Rasheed Chappell on his new album with producer Buckwild, Sinners & Saints On their ambitious collaboration, New York rap heavyweights Rasheed Chappell & Buckwild have perfectly captured the stress and tension, but also faint sense of the hope, of what it means to be a sinner or a saint. In just 11 tracks, Sinners & Saints plays like an audio documentary series filled with expertly crafted beats and rhymes. When the two sat down to work together, Rasheed says that they only knew that they “wanted to address the now, the past, and the potential future.” And upon receiving the first batch of beats from Buck—the D.I.T.C. producer with decades of acclaimed work to his name—the NY emcee used a majority of them and knew immediately what they were doing. “My goal was simple: don’t try to recreate anything they have done, just create something that no one else can do, which is to be me,” Rasheed says. Buck echoed that sentiment when he talked about the record in a documentary, in which he expressed his excitement to work with not just a talented rapper, but a skilled artist. “Being an artist is just as important as putting two words together to rhyme,” Buck explained. That high level of artistry, from everyone involved, is what makes Sinners & Saints so impactful. Not just anyone could pull off a track as stirring as “The Blue Hood,” in which Rasheed plays the role of a racist, corrupt police officer over Buck’s harrowing production. The same goes for “Rock Bottom” where he and Ransom sound off about life’s low points, and “Bredren,” a speaker-knocking middle-finger in musical form featuring Planet Asia. There’s just so much to love about what these two have created with Sinners & Saints, a project that sounds like if 2020 was a hip-hop album. And if things do truly get better as we move into 2021, there’s no better anthem than “Black Owned,” a powerful anthem for Rasheed, Buck, and everyone listening.
James Brown Revue - Live At The Apollo 1972
Groove Theory - Groove Theory
Groove Theory
Groove Theory
2LP | 1995 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
33,99 €*
Release:1995 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The neo-soul movement of the late 1990s, which fused classic soul sounds with contemporary elements, heralded the arrival of some of the greatest R&B recordings of the decade. Albums like Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, D'Angelo's Brown Sugar, and Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite were all born of this trend, while artists such as Mos Def, The Roots, and Common whole-heartedly embraced the sound, creating some of their most timeless material in the process. These are some of neo-soul's great successes, but a slew of underground acts were what set the initial blueprint for their more pop-friendly acquaintances to follow. Acts such as R&B duo Groove Theory. The New York pair, consisting of singer/songwriter Amel Larrieux, and producer Bryce Wilson, (A veteran of the legendary 80s electronic group Mantronix) helped set the tone for neo-soul via their lone studio release, the self-titled Groove Theory. The nearly hour-long record features 14 tracks of Wilson's smooth soul arrangements and atmospherics merged with golden era boom-bap beats, and Larrieux's siren-quality vocals, inspired equally by a combination of Native Tongues, peak Marvin Gaye, Joan Armatrading, Soul II Soul, as well as elements of breakbeat, jazz fusion, and even trip hop. It's a definitive, but often overlooked classic of the 1990s, which helped expand contemporary R&B's sound, render Billboard hits out the tracks "Tell Me", "Keep Tryin'", and "Baby Luv", and even found the time for a Todd Rundgren cover. On the cusp of Groove Theory's 25th anniversary, Get On Down is proud to bring you this vinyl reissue of an underrated 90s gem. The original record has never been re-released on wax since its 1995 debut, but is now presented here with fully remastered audio, and bundled in a full-color insert sleeve with complete lyrics and liner notes.
Joey Pastrana & His Orchestra - Let's Ball
Joey Pastrana & His Orchestra
Let's Ball
LP | 2018 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Joey Pastrana had a special gift for singing
songs in both English and Spanish. Along with
other boogaloo luminaries like Pete Rodriguez
and Joe Cuba; Joey Pastrana was responsible
for introducing Latin music to many English
speakers across America. With a wonderful and
talented orchestra, Joey Pastrana paved the
way for the new Latin music fusions that have
come to be known as the Latin boogaloo.
A master of the timbales, Pastrana was also
a brilliant singer known internationally for
his energizing live performances. Honing his
musical skills in his beloved New York City,
Joey was enamored at an early age by the
sights and sounds coming out of Spanish
Harlem during the early sixties. Taking his cue
from the R&B and Jazz that was popular at that
time, Pastrana became a master of rolling
rhythms that shook up hips in dance floors
throughout the world. One of the top artists of
the boogaloo/Latin soul era, Joey Pastrana’s
music is regarded as one the most wonderful
and exquisite examples of the world-famous
New York Latin sound.
Lebron Brothers - Psychedelic Goes Latin
Lebron Brothers
Psychedelic Goes Latin
LP | 1967 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
26,99 €*
Release:1967 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition for Schwarzer Freitag Record Store Day 2018! Only 1 per customer!
Recorded and released in 1967 at the
height of the Psychedelic movement
on the Cotique imprint, The Lebron
Brothers deliver an incredible release
more than worthy of revisiting.
Producer and Cotique label chief
George Goldner recalls "All the tricks
of way out sounds are put into these
numbers. You will hear the weirdest
sounds ever cut in Latin dance music.
No one has ever dared to produce this
sound in Latin Music in the past, but I
felt the time had come to do it as all
past records had the same sounds. Of
course, arrangements had a lot to
do with my decision to go on this
electronic trip." And that trip is back in
effect with Get On Down’s special
Schwarzer Freitag Record Store Day 2018 reissue from an oft
overlooked portion of the Lebron
Brothers’ storied history.
Another friday dedicated to the black gold!
King Tubby & The Aggrovators - A Noisy Place / A Rougher Version
King Tubby & The Aggrovators
A Noisy Place / A Rougher Version
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
7 inch singles were instrumental to the development of the Jamaican music
industry, more affordable than full lengths for the consumer, they also
allowed the labels to turnaround what was being recorded into music played
from their booming sound systems as quickly as possible. In that spirit,
Get On Down will be reissuing some of the most crucial reggae and ska
sides on 45.
This time out Get On Down has collected two Bunny Lee produced
masterpieces into a never before issued 45. On the A Side, King Tubby
works his magic on The Aggrovators “A Noisy Place”, the instrumental
version of John Holt & Horrace Andy’s classic cut “A Quiet Place.” Rather
than drop “A Quite Place” into the mix, a second and more rare Tubby dub
of the cut known as “A Ruffer Version” rounds out the single. The argument
can be made that no one was more instrumental in the development of dub
reggae than King Tubby, a statement even (many days) his friend and
sometime rival Lee Perry would agree with.
Sisters Love - With Love
Sisters Love
With Love
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Motown's First Ladies of Funk finally release their vinyl
debut, some 45 years after it was originally scheduled!
As the '70s dawned and Motown relocated to the West Coast, the
era of their honey-toned '60s girl groups came to a resounding
halt. The Sisters Love were the antithesis of the traditional
Motown group and came to the label from A&M, armed with a lot
of funk, sass and attitude.
Paired with some of Motown's finest writers and producers - Hal
Davis, Gloria Jones, Pamela Sawyer, Paul Riser and Willie Hutch
- they got off to a rousing start with the gritty "Mr. Fix-It Man"
and went into high gear for the UK only release "I'm Learning To
Trust My Man".
Motown had them playing arenas with The Jackson Five (probably
not their smartest move!), issued the odd single and scheduled
more but Sisters Love's anticipated breakthrough didn't happen.
In 1980 New York DJ Danny Krivit pressed up an extended
eight-minute re-edit of "Give Me Your Love", an old B-side from a
1973 single! That song was somewhat of an underground classic
but the Krivit mix brought in a whole new legion of fans amongst
the rare groove crowd, both in the US and the UK.
Sisters Love had long been rumored to have recorded a complete
album for the Motown subsidiary MoWest. Get On Down Records
combed the vaults with Motown's help and the result is the
original 10 cut album, plus a bonus cut, "Give Me Your Love."
Although Gwen Berry passed away some years ago, the other
three members of the group - Jeanie Long, Lillie Fort and
Vermettya Royster have all been actively involved in this release.
Maytals, The - Monkey Man / Night And Day
Kenix Music Featuring Bobby Youngblood - There's Never Been (No One Like You)
Kenix Music Featuring Bobby Youngblood
There's Never Been (No One Like You)
7" | 1980 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
12,99 €*
Release:1980 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soulful Disco Jam And Paradise Garage Classic From The Producer Of Hits Like Taana Gardner’s “Heart Beat” & Gwen McRae’s “Funky Sensation”. Although coming from a family with a music background, it wasn’t until later, in 1979, that Kenton Nix started to make moves in the industry. Kenton had a test pressing of this song of his, a song he called “Work That Body.” The record didn’t have vocals yet, but he brought the record to the legendary Paradise Garage and gave it to the even more legendary Larry Levan in the DJ booth. Larry and the crowd loved the record and Kenton asked Larry if he couldn’t help him get the record to Salsoul Records. Larry said; “No, we’re not gonna go to Salsoul this is a West End’s record, we gonna give this to West End.” And since Mel Cheren, the owner and founder of West End Records, was part owner of the club – Kenton got to meet him, it hit off and the rest is history. The first of his songs on West End Records was “Work That Body”, there were now vocals added to the song from this young lady called Taana Gardner. This Disco workout was followed by other hits for Taana like “When You Touch Me”, “No Frills” and the song that would become West End’s biggest hit & most sampled to this day – “Heartbreak.” Similar to Kenton’s other productions for Taana Gardner, “There’s Never Been (No One Like You)” is a classic Disco jam which paired with Larry Levan’s mixing style, gave West End its signature sound. This record has been very influential in dance music. If you’ve ever heard Ten City’s “That’s The Way Love Is” you can probably notice the similarities in the arrangements and vocal stylings. This essential West End release is available now on 7’.
Lebron Brothers - Llegamos: We're Here
Lebron Brothers
Llegamos: We're Here
LP | 1970 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
23,99 €*
Release:1970 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The venerable Cotique existed at the juncture where Afro-Caribbean music met
the rootsy sounds of soul and r&b that blossomed in the United States during the
'60s and '70s. Some of the finest albums in the boogaloo and Latin soul genres
were recorded for this label, including sessions by Joe Bataan, Johnny Colón and
Larry Harlow. Cotique's product was marked by a refined aesthetic and unerring
good taste - consider Machito's foray into r&b idioms on the Soul Of Machito LP.
The label was also wise enough to invest in down-to-earth salsa, recording New
York's ultimate barrio orchestra, The Lebrón Brothers.
The Lebrón Brothers celebrated their 50th anniversary in the business in 2016.
Their career spans five decades of doing things uniquely and uncompromisingly
in their way: making funky, gritty, streetwise and relentlessly swinging music that
mixed Spanish lyrics, Latin tunes and English-language r&b/soul-oriented
numbers. “Lebrón Brothers are the only other band (besides Willie Colón) to
arrive during the boogaloo era and survive long after boogaloo was dead and
buried,” comments Ray Rosado, leader of Maña. “I believe that for these two
bands, boogaloo was merely a means to an end.” Originally called Angel Lebrón
and his Orchestra in 1965 (co-founded by Puerto Rico-born brothers Angel on
bass and José Lebrón on piano,) they changed their name to Lebrón Brothers at
the suggestion of George Goldner (1918 - 1970) when they signed to his Cotique
Records label during the peak of the 1966 - 1969 boogaloo craze. The eldest,
Pablo Lebrón, sang Spanish lead vocals with the band until 1981 - when sadly, he
suffered a stroke. Between 1967 and 1982, the band recorded 16 albums for
Cotique, during which time brothers Carlos and Frankie joined on bongo and
conga, respectively. The multitalented José and Angel wrote and arranged most of
the material. Fania Records took over Cotique in the early '70s and drafted star
bandleader Larry Harlow to produce one of the band's albums and Johnny
Pacheco, the label's co-founder, to produce another three. Reportedly, Fania boss
Jerry Masucci (1934-1997) tried to persuade the Lebrón Brothers to replace
Pablo with a younger, thinner white lead singer. Proud of their Afro-Boricua
heritage, they resisted and were consequently excluded from major industry
opportunities. Angel and José eventually took over the reins of production on the
band's 14th Cotique release in 1980, and Angel took the producer credit on the
remaining two albums for the imprint (Frankie produced a one-off return to
Cotique in 1998). “On all of their recordings, the coro is precise, the swing
formidable and the message is both timely and seemingly prescient. That's more
than enough to make up for whatever naïveté one might observe in their
recordings at first blush,” says John Walsh, trumpeter with the Grammy
Award-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra, who began playing with
Lebrón Brothers in the mid-'80s. “And then there's the vibe. When they walk on
stage, they made their presence felt: five or six of them, not one under six feet or
less than 225 pounds!
E-40 - Federal
E-40
Federal
LP | 1993 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
26,99 €*
Release:1993 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
The development of hip-hop during the 1990s is partially
indebted to the styles that were cultivated on the West Coast,
more specifically in the state of California. When one thinks
of the California hip-hop scene invariably the G-funk of
Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, and Los Angeles comes to
mind, but to ignore the equally impressive San Francisco bay
area scene is a travesty. It was in this environment where
Earl Stevens, better known by his stage name E-40, came up
in and developed his following.
Alongside regional staples such as Too Short, Spice 1, and
Ant Banks, E-40 was among the first West Coast rappers to
sign with a major label, and scored a Billboard-charting hit
record with 1995's In A Major Way. His flamboyant attitude,
mixed with a driven, DIY spirit, would lead to further
Billboard-charters, as well as collaborations with top-tier
names of hip-hop, from California peers like Tupac Shakur,
Too Short, and Keak Da Sneak, to underground legends like
Tech N9ne, Bun B, and Danny Brown, to modern MCs like 2
Chainz, YG, and Juicy J, to even the company of comedy trio
The Lonely Island.
While E-40's break into the mainstream came with 1995's In
A Major Way, he had recorded on numerous EPs and
features, as well as a studio album through his own self-run
label Sick Wid It Records. That studio album, 1993's Federal,
would also serve as his solo debut, and paint a picture of
things to come for the bay area rapper. With it's stark and
aggressive sound, over top of beats that sampled classic
funk and soul staples like Isaac Hayes, Sly & The Family
Stone, and The Ohio Players, Federal put E-40s skills as an
MC on full display, as well as promising things in the
following years. Not to mention solid guest spots
from his fellow Californians B-Legit, Kaveo, Little Bruce,
and various others.
Eddie Harris - Plug Me In
Eddie Harris
Plug Me In
LP | 1968 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
18,99 €*
Release:1968 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Saxophonist Eddie Harris – a favorite sample staple of jazz-leaning hip-hop producers of the ‘90s – was a very busy man in the 1960s, releasing albums at a brisk pace since his first as a leader in 1961. By the late ‘60s he had fully hit his stride, as both a performer and an innovator.
A case in point is heard very clearly on this gem from Harris’ expansive catalog – 1968’s Plug Me In, which features his pioneering use of the Varitone saxophone effects processor unit (first heard on his 1967 album, The Tender Storm). The effect, used on “It’s Crazy” and “Ballad (For My Love),” never gets in the way, but gives the proceedings a feeling of “the next.” 1968 saw jazz entering a new era, influenced by electronic advances as well as the soul music dominating the pop charts of the day. Plug Me In slid perfectly into the vanguard of the day.
There is a soulful warmth to the proceedings on this classic LP, starting with album opener “Live Right Now,” which builds and swirls to a beautiful crescendo, with notes ricocheting back and forth amongst a top level crew of players including Jodie Christian, Chuck Rainey and Richard Smith. “Lovely Is Today” and “It’s Crazy” also feature waves of sunshiney brass and group interplay, alongside album ballads like “Winter Meeting” and “Ballad (For My Love).”
Eddie Harris’ catalog can be daunting, considering his impressive input throughout the 60s and 70s, but there’s a reason fans old and new come back to Plug Me In again and again. Innovation and soul is a combination that never fails, and this reissue is destined to bring more fans into the fold.
Dr. Octagon - Blue Flowers (Prince Paul Remix) Shaped Picture Disc Edition
Barrabas - Wild Safari
Barrabas
Wild Safari
12" | 1972 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
13,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
When there's Rhythm people will move, and moving people was the fate for these two songs from Spanish Supergroup Barrabas. Originally released in 1972 on RCA Spain, 'Wild Safari' and 'Woman' would become underground hits among New York City disc jockeys at time when Discotheques preceded disco music. Over the years It has been well documented that the music from the Iberian Rockers and in particular their song 'Woman' found a home in both Nicky Siano's Gallery and in David Mancuso's Legendary Loft around 1973. Curiously but perhaps not surprising, a few years later 'Woman' would also become a breaker's anthem in a nascent hip-hop scene, where having obscure or 'ultimate' breaks would separate a Grandmaster from the rest of the flock.

The Story behind Barrabas is quite peculiar as well. With members from various Latin countries (Cuba, Philipines, Portugal and Spain), the band led by Fernando Arbex were accidental pioneers in a sense, blending Latin, African, and American influences into a package destined to move people across the globe. With a succesful debut album, Barrabas was one of the first international groups to leave its mark on the disco circuit with these two hit singles. 'Woman' and 'Wild Safari' charted well in various countries across Europe and the Americas, including the USA and Canada.

Although the group never followed up the success of their first LP, the legacy of tracks like 'Woman' and 'Wild Safari' is treasured by the DJs who have studied the histories of clubs like the Paradise Garage and The Loft. It's really not surprising to find a decade later in the 80s, 'High Energy' and 'Freestyle' covers of 'Woman' or the groove sampled into a House Music beat even to this day. There was indeed something about that Woman.

Recently, HBO's Show "Vinyl" paid homage to 'Wild Safari' in a scene that more than symbolically depicted the birth of the disco era as we would come to know it.

Part of the Get On Down Sound vinyl series with the aim to bring back their favorite Dance 12-Inches to a new generation of Vinyl-DJs. Re-mastered for optimal club use, these are official re-issues of some of Dance Music's most influential cuts.
V.A. - James Brown's Funky People Part 1
V.A.
James Brown's Funky People Part 1
LP | 1986 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
33,99 €*
Release:1986 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Some have made the claim that Get On Down may love James Brown just a little too much. To which the label replies, it’s not possible to love James Brown too much. The label’s welcome obsession with Mr. Brown and the incredible line up of talent found on his People Record imprint continues with the reissue of “Funky People Part 1”. Long out of print on vinyl, “Funky People Part1” features the top tier of artists from Brown’s People Records label, including The J.B.’s, Lyn Collins, Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker. Some of the James Brown organizations all-time best material is collected here, including The J.B.’s “Pass The Peas” and “Hot Pants Road”, Fred Wesley’s in your face politics through funk statement “Damn Right, I Am Somebody”, Lyn Collins smash hit “Think (About It)” and many more. Newcomers and diehard fans alike continue to dig into the James Brown and People Records vaults, and the more they do so, the more they realize that it’s a nearly never ending source of truly next-level funk and soul music. And you can be sure this aural goodness will keep flowing to the public, thanks to the exhaustive efforts of Get On Down.
Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill 25th Anniversary Skull
Cypress Hill
Cypress Hill 25th Anniversary Skull
Box Set | 1991 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
79,99 €*
Release:1991 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Cypress Hill teamed up with Get On Down to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their
1991 debut with an ultra deluxe "25th Anniversary Skull" reissue.

The entire set is housed in a unique, hard resin black skull - a faithful, 3-D physical recreation of the group's 1991
logo. A CD with remastered audio and a 100-plus page hardcover book are also included. The book features extensive
liner notes by journalist Chris Faraone with input from B-Real, Sen Dog and DJ Muggs, and also includes full album
lyrics and rarely seen photos provided by the group, as well as press clippings from 1991.
Schoolly D - P.S.K. What Does It Mean? / Gucci Time Split Colored Vinyl
Big Punisher - Capital Punishment
Big Punisher
Capital Punishment
2LP | 1998 | US | Original (Get On Down)
36,99 €*
Release:1998 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder shipping from 24.12.2021
A 'must have' record finally repressed.

Big Pun remains on the best rappers ever list to this day. Reasons for this weigh largely on his debut Capital Punishment. His commanding voice and rapid fire delivery make it clear there will never be another Big Pun. Pun was New York. His confidence on the mic made him stand out among his contemporaries. Similarly, the production -- by a cast of many – remains ever so New York loyal. The close cousins "I'm Not a Player" and "Still Not a Player,” may have been the hits off this album but it is packed with so many more that show Pun’s true abilities. “Beware” and “Dream Shatterer” are great examples of Big Pun at his best, dark cinematic production with just enough room to let him breathe fire. On “Twinz (Deep Cover)” Big Pun is trading bars with his mentor Fat Joe over a remake of Dr. Dre’s classic beat. Here Pun delivers one of his most quoted verses that contains among others “Dead in the middle of Little Italy little did we know that we riddled some middlemen who didn't do diddly”. There are numerous guest appearances, the best of which include afore mentioned Fat Joe (on several tracks), the Roots' Black Thought on the MC showcase "Super Lyrical," Prodigy and Inspectah Deck on "Tres Leches (Triboro Trilogy)," and an extra-insane Busta Rhymes on "Parental Discretion."
Muddy Waters - After The Rain
Rasheed Chappell & Buckwild - Sinners And Saints
Rasheed Chappell & Buckwild
Sinners And Saints
CD | 2020 | US | Original (Get On Down)
14,44 €* 16,99 € -15%
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
“When we decided to do an album, we didn’t want to do just a beats and rhyme album, but something more conceptual. The
times we’re living in gave me the idea of tackling the idea of what’s a sinner and what’s a saint.”
— Rasheed Chappell on his new album with producer Buckwild, Sinners & Saints
On their ambitious collaboration, New York rap heavyweights Rasheed Chappell & Buckwild have perfectly captured the stress and
tension, but also faint sense of the hope, of what it means to be a sinner or a saint. In just 11 tracks, Sinners & Saints plays like an
audio documentary series filled with expertly crafted beats and rhymes.
When the two sat down to work together, Rasheed says that they only knew that they “wanted to address the now, the past, and the
potential future.” And upon receiving the first batch of beats from Buck—the D.I.T.C. producer with decades of acclaimed work to
his name—the NY emcee used a majority of them and knew immediately what they were doing.
“My goal was simple: don’t try to recreate anything they have done, just create something that no one else can do, which is to be
me,” Rasheed says. Buck echoed that sentiment when he talked about the record in a documentary, in which he expressed his
excitement to work with not just a talented rapper, but a skilled artist. “Being an artist is just as important as putting two words
together to rhyme,” Buck explained.
That high level of artistry, from everyone involved, is what makes Sinners & Saints so impactful. Not just anyone could pull off
a track as stirring as “The Blue Hood,” in which Rasheed plays the role of a racist, corrupt police officer over Buck’s
harrowing production. The same goes for “Rock Bottom” where he and Ransom sound off about life’s low points, and “Bredren,” a
speaker-knocking middle-finger in musical form featuring Planet Asia.
There’s just so much to love about what these two have created with Sinners & Saints, a project that sounds like if 2020 was a
hip-hop album. And if things do truly get better as we move into 2021, there’s no better anthem than “Black Owned,” a powerful
anthem for Rasheed, Buck, and everyone listening.
Clipse - I'm Not You / Grindin' Remix
Clipse
I'm Not You / Grindin' Remix
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Get On Down)
11,19 €* 13,99 € -20%
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
These “Big Hole” 7 Inches From Lord Willin’ Are Presented On White Vinyl
In Mini Star Trak Die-Cut Jackets – Replicas Of The Label’s Original 12” Sleeves.
The first hip-hop group signed to The Neptunes' newly formed Star Trak label in the early 2000s was a Virginia based duo known
as The Clipse. The group’s first single “Grindin’,” impacted young people with its bare-boned but infectious drum beat in the same
way that Run-DMC’s “Sucker MCs” did almost two decades earlier. MCs Pusha T and Malice, combined with The Neptunes’
groundbreaking production, sent a clear message to the rap world – “we are not the same.” Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo
were able to combine their electro-punk production with just the right group to create a street masterpiece. Following in the
footsteps of such rap criminologists as Kool G Rap, Nas, Jay-Z and Mobb Deep, the Clipse offer a hustler's viewpoint, with clever,
hard-hitting lyrics that are consistent throughout the album.
Select singles from Lord Willin’ will now be available from Get On Down on white vinyl in 7” size diecut
jackets that reproduce the look of the original 12” releases on the Neptune’s Star Trak imprint.
Clipse - Let's Talk About It / Gangsta Lean
Clipse
Let's Talk About It / Gangsta Lean
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Get On Down)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
These “Big Hole” 7 Inches From Lord Willin’ Are Presented On White Vinyl
In Mini Star Trak Die-Cut Jackets – Replicas Of The Label’s Original 12” Sleeves.
The first hip-hop group signed to The Neptunes' newly formed Star Trak label in the early 2000s was a Virginia based duo known
as The Clipse. The group’s first single “Grindin’,” impacted young people with its bare-boned but infectious drum beat in the same
way that Run-DMC’s “Sucker MCs” did almost two decades earlier. MCs Pusha T and Malice, combined with The Neptunes’
groundbreaking production, sent a clear message to the rap world – “we are not the same.” Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo
were able to combine their electro-punk production with just the right group to create a street masterpiece. Following in the
footsteps of such rap criminologists as Kool G Rap, Nas, Jay-Z and Mobb Deep, the Clipse offer a hustler's viewpoint, with clever,
hard-hitting lyrics that are consistent throughout the album.
Select singles from Lord Willin’ will now be available from Get On Down on white vinyl in 7” size diecut
jackets that reproduce the look of the original 12” releases on the Neptune’s Star Trak imprint.
Clipse - Ego / Comedy Central
Clipse
Ego / Comedy Central
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Get On Down)
13,29 €* 13,99 € -5%
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
"These “Big Hole” 7 Inches From Lord Willin’ Are Presented On White Vinyl In Mini Star Trak Die-Cut Jackets – Replicas Of The Label’s Original 12” Sleeves. The first hip-hop group signed to The Neptunes' newly formed Star Trak label in the early 2000s was a Virginia based duo known as The Clipse. The group’s first single “Grindin’,” impacted young people with its bare-boned but infectious drum beat in the same way that Run-DMC’s “Sucker MCs” did almost two decades earlier. MCs Pusha T and Malice, combined with The Neptunes’ groundbreaking production, sent a clear message to the rap world – “we are not the same.” Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo were able to combine their electro-punk production with just the right group to create a street masterpiece. Following in the footsteps of such rap criminologists as Kool G Rap, Nas, Jay-Z and Mobb Deep, the Clipse offer a hustler's viewpoint, with clever, hard-hitting lyrics that are consistent throughout the album. Select singles from Lord Willin’ will now be available from Get On Down on white vinyl in 7” size diecut jackets that reproduce the look of the original 12” releases on the Neptune’s Star Trak imprint."
David Axelrod - Seriously Deep
David Axelrod
Seriously Deep
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Get On Down)
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The rediscovery of the music of David Axelrod in the 1990s was a revelation to the scores of hip-hop and breakbeat DJs that sampled him, but his composition genius was on display as early as the 1960s. After producing and arranging major critical and commercial hits for Lou Rawls, The Electric Prunes, David McCallum, and Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, he was encouraged by Capitol Records to record and produce solo material. Coming right on the heels of The Beatles' revolutionary 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band, Axelrod would produce a slew of instrumental baroque pop records, which were intricately orchestrated, fused elements of jazz, psychedelic rock, chamber music, and neo-classical, and tackled issues of mental enlightenment, environmental impact, and would be hailed by critics as highly ambitious pieces of conceptual art. The albums Song Of Innocence (1968), Songs Of Experience (1969), and Earth Rot (1970) are most often hailed as David Axelrod's finest moments, but little is mentioned of the producer's 1970s material. Among these records is Seriously Deep, his lone album recorded for Polydor, and an unheralded gem of jazz-rock fusion. On Seriously Deep, Axelrod dispenses with the heavily orchestrated measures of previous works to conduct a powerhouse crew of session musicians, including Leon Ndugu Chancler of Santana on drums, Mailto Correa on percussion, Jim Hughart on bass, Joe Sample on electric keys, and many others, with production from frequent Axelrod collaborators Cannonball Adderley and Jimmy Bowen. Seriously Deep is an obscure release, but also one of David Axlerod's tightest, and most exploratory ones. Across six tracks, Axelrod and his collective of players dip in and out of bounding jazz-funk, Afro-Latin grooves, cinematic flourishes, psychedelic synth washes, and blaring big band horns. It's a singularly insular curiosity of musical impressionism that's equal parts brooding and joyous, a definitive part of Axelrod's discography, and a well of sample material for tracks by Mobb Deep, Large Professor, The Black Eyed Peas, and Beanie Siegel, among others.
Keith & Tex - Stop That Train / Leaving On That Train
Keith & Tex
Stop That Train / Leaving On That Train
7" | 2018 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
7 inch singles were instrumental to the development of the Jamaican music
industry, more affordable than full lengths for the consumer, they also allowed the
labels to turnaround what was being recorded into music played from their booming
sound systems as quickly as possible. In that spirit, Get On Down will be reissuing
some of the most crucial reggae and ska sides on 45.
This time around it’s “Stop That Train”, first issued in 1965 during the height of the
original Ska movement by the The Spanishtonians. By the time Keith & Tex got
ahold of the song with producer Derrick Harriot the music coming out of Jamaican
was shifting towards the Rocksteady sound. The result, their 1967 version of the
song becoming the biggest hit Keith & Tex ever had as well as one of the most
popular Rocksteady cuts of all time. Keeping with the theme, the group’s sweet
vocal stylings stand out with “Leaving On That Train” on the flip. Though Keith & Tex
would part ways in 1970 when Keith departed to the US with his family with Tex
expatriating to Canada, their legacy remains with these sides documenting
their lasting effect within one of the most inspired periods in the storied history
Jamaican music.
Upsetters - Return Of Django / Dollar In The Teeth
George Guzman - Introducing George Guzman
George Guzman
Introducing George Guzman
LP | 1968 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
25,99 €*
Release:1968 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
It was 1968 when Fania Records President, Jerry Masucci, received a phone call from conguero George Guzman, inviting Jerry to listen to his band. Jerry turned the project over to Harvey Averne, who later reported to Jerry that the band was “out of sight” and suggested that Masucci sign them up. A short time later, things became complicated for George and his band. First of all, the lead singer was drafted into the military, leaving George high and dry. By the time a replacement was found, George learned that his trumpet player was leaving to join another orchestra, so the search was on for his replacement. One problem led to another and before you knew it several months had gone by before George was finally ready to enter the studio and begin recording. Thanks to George and Harvey’s perseverance, “Introducing George Guzman” was released in time for George to join the fray of Boogaloo bands that had brightened up the night scene in New York City in 1968. - Bobby Marin
Felix - Tiger Stripes / You Can't Hold Me Down
Felix
Tiger Stripes / You Can't Hold Me Down
7" | 1984 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
11,39 €* 11,99 € -5%
Release:1984 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
We weren’t too familiar with this 1984 Release on Sleeping Bag Records until reading Tim Lawrence’s Book Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973-1992. What we learned, was the “behind the scenes” drama that went on during the recording of this single. Arthur Russell and DJ Nicky Siano contemplated working together once again after their first collaboration in 1978 lead to a successful 12” single called “Kiss me Again” on Sire under the Moniker Dinosaur where David Byrne even played lead guitar. Their second collaboration “Tiger Stripes” came as the result of Siano convincing the father or a then girlfriend to fund the venture. Arthur wrote the lyrics, and while Siano remembers remembers the Demo tracks being promising, problems began to emerge as Studio time began ticking. Russell became annoyed by Siano’s hyperactive personality in the Studio, while the former Gallery/Studio 54 DJ grew impatient of his collaborator’s constant changes and money spent in studio time. However according Author Tim Lawrence the feud escalated when Arthur wanted to introduce a drum machine after the session drummer could not keep the time. As a result, he ended up scrapping the original tracks which included vocals recorded by Evelyn Thomas. However the nail in the coffin came when Siano assumed the role of lead vocalist at which point Russell quit appalled by how terrible he sounded. Although a perfectionist, Russell also suspected Siano had been using the project as a platform for himself as a vocalist. In any case their project went on with Siano as lead and newly recorded backup vocals by Maxine Bell. Released on Splash Records in 1984, Siano is credited as the artist and sole-producer while Russell only agreed to be credited under the alias Killer Whale. Not too long after, Sleeping Bag released a 7” promotional copy of “Tiger Stripes” featuring only Bell as the sole vocalist, a different B-Side and Felix as the artist name. Although Russell did not credit himself by his real name, he credited the Killer Whale alias for all the writing and production on the single. There is a 12” on Sleeping bag which credits Siano for production on Tiger Stripes” but it’s clear from the release of the 7” that Russell wanted to make a statement. Beyond this peculiar story however, the music itself is worth the note. In a 2014 piece for The Vinyl Factory, Peter Zummo, one of Arthur Russell’s closest collaborators best describes this release: Side A: ‘Tiger Stripes’, is a crazy editing job with lots of disparate elements. The opening beats give little sense of what key it will be in. Side B: ‘You Can’t Hold Me Down’, is drum machine and conga, rhythm guitar, keyboard, female refrain and lead vocal, and male chant on “bad little kitten – pounce on you.” There’s no real bass. I like it not only for the way it sounds but also that it shows that you don’t have to follow the rules.
Indian Ocean - School Bell / Treehouse
Indian Ocean
School Bell / Treehouse
12" | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Chances are if you are reading this, you are probably already familiar with Dinosaur L's “Go
Bang” and danced countless times to Loose Joints' ""It's All Over My Face"". A prolific musician,
Arthur Russell produced an abundant amount of recordings over the course of his career.
Although a classically trained cellist, he released a number of successful underground dance
hits under various monikers and collaborations. As a solo artist however, his inability to
complete projects resulted in a limited amount of official releases; World of Echo (1986) being
his only full-length solo effort to see release in his lifetime. After releasing a number of
Club singles on labels like West End & Sire, Russell went on to form Sleeping Bag Records with
Will Socolov as an outlet for a sound not as restrictive as his ""disco"" material.
The initial concept was that Russell would provide the musical direction while Socolov handled
the business side. The label had huge success early on with Class Action’s “Weekend” remixed
by Larry Levan, and Russell’s seminal “Go Bang,” credited to Dinosaur L and remixed by Francois
Kevorkian. Although Russell and Socolov shared a lot of musical common ground, the difference
in vision began to show. Russell’s avant-garde sensibilities and perfectionism were not
compatible with an industry standard to release singles in quick succession, and his ""work in
progress"" approach began to be financially draining, ultimately resulting in the dissolution
of their partnership around 1983. With Arthur's departure, Sleeping Bag moved away from the
experimental and towards a successful hip-hop route with the growing involvement of Kurtis
Mantronik and leading to propel the careers of artists like Todd Terry, Just-Ice
and EPMD.
By the mid-80s, Russell’s health began to deteriorate after contracting HIV. Although the
business partnership did not work out, Socolov and Russell maintained their friendship. Aware
of the time he had left, Russell reached out to Socolov to record what was to become Indian
Ocean, his last release on Sleeping Bag and the last great collaboration between Arthur and
his old friend Walter Gibbons.
Unlike the rest of Russell's Dance collaborations, “School Bell/Treehouse” is very intimate
composition, putting to the forefront all the elements that defined him musically; with his
own voice and cello as the anchors to a piece that keeps growing in intensity, melding the
tribal rhythms of Mustafa Ahmed’s conga with percussions that sound like distorted drum
machines. There is a lot of beauty in this piece, with Peter Zummo's melancholic trombone lines
and Arthur's keyboard playing. Adequately ""mixed with love"" by Walter Gibbons, ""School
Bell/Treehouse"" really synthesizes the energy and soundscapes of Arthur's dancefloor.
Dinosaur L - In The Corn Belt
Dinosaur L
In The Corn Belt
7" | 2011 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
9,59 €* 11,99 € -20%
Release:2011 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
No one pushed the boundaries of Dance music quiet like the late Arthur
Russell. Perhaps no track does so to such an extreme as “In The Corn
Belt”. Working in his Dinosaur L persona the mix on “Corn Belt” is by
another giant of the genre, Larry Levan of Paradise Garage fame. The
groove is intensified by layers of shredding guitar, percussion and some
instrumentation that sounds otherworldly.
Get On Down is proud to present this classic single, featuring the complete
“In The Corn Belt Part 1” and “In The Corn Belt Part 2”.
Dinosaur L - #5 Go Bang! Parts 1 & 2
Dinosaur L
#5 Go Bang! Parts 1 & 2
7" | 2011 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
No one pushed the boundaries of Dance music quiet like the late
Arthur Russell. On “Go Bang,” in his Dinosaur L persona, Russell’s
unique falsetto-esque vocals are layered over a pulsing disco
thump with a flourish of Fender Rhodes keys establishing the
downtown feel of this solid groove.
Get On Down is proud to present this classic single, featuring the
complete “Go Bang Part 1” and “Go Bang Part 2”.
Brian Briggs - Selected Music From The Album Brian Briggs
Bumblebee Unlimited - Lady Bug
Bumblebee Unlimited
Lady Bug
12" | 1978 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
14,99 €*
Release:1978 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originally released in 1978 on Greg Charmichael's Red Greg Records, "Lady Bug" and ""Love Bug"" are probably Bumblebee Unlimited's most recognizable hits. Much like Cloud One, Universal Robot Band and Inner Life, Bumblebee Unlimited was a studio-based disco unit
conducted by Patrick Adams and Gregory Carmichael. Their only album "Sting Like a Bee" was released by RCA in 1979 with contributions from longtime Adams & Carmichael collaborators Leroy Burgess (vocals), Norbert Sloley (bass), and Richard Taninbaum (drums). With an undeniable groove, signature keys and arrangements by Patrick Adams in addition
to the comically sped-up vocals, Lady Bug is considered by many to be one of the most important underground tracks of the Disco era. As with the original "Lady Bug" 12" Single, the John Morales and Frank Trimarco "Sunshine Sound" mix takes the A-side of the RCA release. A true Disco version in every sense of the word, this almost 10 minute mix brings out the Latin percussions to the front making
it a true dance floor classic and establishing John Morales as one of the best remixers in the industry.
The B-Side belongs to one of New York City's hottest DJs at the time: Larry Levan. Despite being a very early remix by the Legendary Paradise Garage DJ, the talent was evident and his understanding of a club mix in wide display. It’s no wonder Larry Levan would go to become one of the most respected and revered remixers of his generation. Similarly to the Morales/Trimarco version, the percussions are accented throughout the
mix making it ready for the discotheque. However the two mixes are undoubtely different with Levan’s bringing out more funk out of the Adams composition
focusing more on the keys and the infectious bass lines. No real point in arguing which is better, so let’s just be glad we have both.
Man Friday - Love Honey, Love Heartache
Man Friday
Love Honey, Love Heartache
12" | 2016 | US | Original (Get On Down)
15,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Vinylmania: As classic disco came bounding through the late ’70s and into the electronically orientated sounds of the ’80s, New York was one of the undisputed frontiers for the latest developments in dance music culture, nightclubs and the art of DJ-ing. At the center of this seminal time for vinyl culture was a store called Vinylmania, set up by Charlie Grappone in the heart of Greenwich Village, Manhattan, just as the culture of 12-inch singles and promo copies was taking hold. From supplying Levan, Tony Humphries and many more with the latest imports to championing the emergence of house music in the mid-’80s, Grappone and his staff played a significant role in New York’s own dance music story. Through the ’90s and up until closing in 2007, Vinylmania was a store that catered to DJs from across the complex mixture of racial, social and sexual demographics that made up New York and its legendary nightlife. Man Friday: As the NYC Peech Boys came to an end, Man Friday became Larry Levan’s newest production project. Fronted by Kofi Morny and Brodie Williams, their debut single “Love Honey, Love heartache” was released by Vinyl Mania in 1986 with Larry Levan at the helm of the mix. Love Money: In the spirit of most dance music borrowing elements from other sources,
“Love Honey” was heavily inspired by another Paradise Garage & Loft classic from 1980 and its remix in 1981 by UK Outfit Funk Masters / TW Funkmasters. A dubbed out track big in the Jazz-Funk scene in the UK, it became a hit among underground Deejays in Both NYC & Chicago. Love Honey: No matter what list you look at. ‘Love Honey’ is always attached to Larry Levan’s tenure at the Paradise Garage. All the elements of a Garage Track are here; Dub Echoes, Synth Basslines, Percussions that linger, FX -that one can only dream of hearing on a Richard Long System- and an Organ, because after all, they say the Garage was like going to Church.
Dinosaur L - Go Bang
Dinosaur L
Go Bang
12" | 1981 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
16,99 €*
Release:1981 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
"I'd do anything to get the chance to go back / I wanna go bang!" / "I wanna see all my friends at once!" / “I wanna go Bang!” Released on Dinosaur L's 1981 album 24-24 Music, Go Bang! quickly became a favorite at David Mancuso’s Loft and Larry Levan’s Paradise Garage. However the original mix on the LP did not fare as well with other Disc Jockeys, who found it too complex for the dance floor. As the album sales began to slow down, Will Socolov and Arthur enlisted François Kevorkian to remix the track for the 12-inch release.
Class Action - Weekend
Class Action
Weekend
12" | 1983 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
16,99 €*
Release:1983 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
"Tonight is partytime, it's partytime tonight!" Donna Summer “Thanked God” for Friday. The Beegees sang about Saturday night. Sure. Yet in New York City, this post-disco song is the undisputed dance anthem when it comes to weekend celebrations. Originally written by James Calloway and Leroy Burgess for Patrick Adams' Phreek only to re-surface five years later as Class Action, the updated version became a classic on the radio and in every club in the Big Apple and beyond. Produced by Bob & Lola Blank this Sleeping Bag Records classic has had more lives than a cat.
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