Star Time #75: Drop the Bomb


Because of the chronological restraints we don't get a lot of hip-hop on Star Time, so when we do we tend to organize a whole special around it. And even in this week's Summer Special tribute to Sugar Hill Records, the label which pretty much introduced everybody to rap, there are some funk, disco and soul ballads in the mix as well. It's classic material, utilizing primitive technology like early drum machines and, uh, a live band playing Chic's "Good Times." It's all in the second half of this week's show. In the first half: additional music!


ArtistSongYearLabel
Set 1
Cornelius Brothers & Sister RoseGot to Testify (Love)1974United Artists
Nancy WilsonStreetrunner1974Capitol
Lea RobertsAll Right Now1975United Artists
Linda Carr & the Love SquadHighwire1975Chelsea
Maze featuring Frankie BeverlyColor Blind1977Capitol
The Pointer SistersYou Gotta Believe1976MCA
Set 2
The NotationsThink Before You Stop1976Gemigo
ParliamentDr. Funkenstein1976Casablanca
Boiling PointLet's Get Funktified (Part 1)1978Bang
Philippé WynneLike a Loser Needs a Winner (You're All I Need)1977Cotillion
Jean CarnDon't Let It Go to Your Head1978Philadelphia Int'l
SlaveSlide1977Cotillion
Set 3: Sugar Hill Records
Sugarhill GangRapper's Delight1979Sugar Hill
The SequenceFunk You Up1979Sugar Hill
Super-WolfSuper-Wolf Can Do It1980Sugar Hill
First ClassGive Me, Lend Me (Can You Spare)1980Sugar Hill
Brother to BrotherMonster Jam1981Sugar Hill
The MomentsBaby Let's Rap Now (Pt. 1)1980Sugar Hill
Set 4/Outro: Sugar Hill Records
Spoonie GeeSpoonie Is Back1981Sugar Hill
Fine Quality feat. CuzAhh Dance1981Sugar Hill
West Street MobGot to Give It Up1981Sugar Hill
Trouble FunkDrop the Bomb1982Sugar Hill
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious FiveThe Message1982Sugar Hill
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