Various Artists

The Best of Sugar Hill Records

  • AllMusic Rating
    9
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

If Rhino's massive five-disc summation of the crucial old-school label Sugar Hill makes you cringe, this single-disc set is a much better distillation of the label (and the period) than much else out there. It covers the three tracks that are hands-down classics -- "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang plus "The Message" and "White Lines" by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five. In addition, there are at least a half-dozen minor standouts like the Sugarhill Gang's "8th Wonder" and "Apache," the Funky 4 + 1's "That's the Joint," Kevie Kev's "All Night Long (Waterbed)," and Grandmaster Flash's "Scorpio" and "New York New York."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 4:16
2 3:58
3 4:45
4 6:12
5 6:50
6 4:57
7
4:00
8 4:30
9 4:28
10 5:05
11 6:10
12 4:54
13 7:05
14 4:03
15 7:43
blue highlight denotes track pick