Kurtis Blow Presents The History of Rap Volume 1 – Various Artists

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Kurtis Blow History Vol 1 Cover artLabel: Rhino
Year: 1997

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Song Listing

1. Give it Up or Turn it Loose (In the Jungle Groove remix)- James Brown
2. Get Into Something- The Isley Brothers
3. Melting Pot- Booker T & The M.G.’s
4. Listen to Me- Baby Huey
5. Scorpio- Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band
6. It’s Just Begun- The Jimmy Castor Bunch
7. Apache- Michale Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band
8. Hum Along and Dance- The Jackson 5
9. Love the Life You Live- Black Heat
10. Theme from “S.W.A.T.” (extended 7″ version)- Rhythm Heritage
11. Dance to the Drummer’s Beat- Hermann Kelly & Life
12. King Tim III (Personality Jock)- Fatback


While this doesn’t contain what would be called pure hip hop songs, it features many of the favorite tunes that many of the early hip hop deejays would spin and leads up to the first hip hop record by Fatback. This series is known for its excellent liner notes. I really regret not picking these up at the time.-  JohnG

Author: JohnG

Administrator of OldSchoolHipHop.Com

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