Various Artists

The Best of Sugar Hill Records

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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 Stream
1 04:16 Amazon
2 03:58 Amazon
3 04:45 Amazon
4 06:12 Amazon
5 06:50 Amazon
6 04:57 Amazon
7
04:00 Amazon
8 04:30 Amazon
9 04:28 Amazon
10 05:05 Amazon
11 06:10 Amazon
12 04:54 Amazon
13 07:05 Amazon
14 04:03 Amazon
15 07:43 Amazon
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