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Sounds ripped from cassettes & CDs found in immigrant-run mom & pop stores. Deconstructed icons. Field recordings. Sonic mayhem from the far corners of the internet.

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Options January 20, 2016: FRESH DRESSED | American Hip Hop 1979 - 1989
Classic and rare hip hop from the year it went on record to the hottest day of the last summer of the eighties.

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time

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Bodega Pop 

Intro   Options

Bodega Pop Live 



Fatback Band + Tim Washington  King Tim III (Personality Jock)   Options   1979  By most accounts, the first recorded rap song (March 25, 1979)  0:04:42 (Pop‑up)
Brand Nubian  Brand Nubian   Options [single]  1989    0:09:38 (Pop‑up)
Kool Moe Dee  I Go to Work   Options Knowledge Is King  1989    0:12:57 (Pop‑up)
Run-DMC  Walk This Way   Options Raising Hell  1986    0:17:36 (Pop‑up)
Paulett + Tanya Winley  Rhymin & Rappin   Options   1979  By a few other accounts, this was the first recorded /released rap song, but I don't know the month ... can anyone supply?  0:22:34 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Beat Box Master Quick 

Scratch Attack   Options




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Grandmaster Flaash  The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel   Options   1981    0:34:32 (Pop‑up)
Eric B. & Rakim  I Ain't No Joke   Options Paid in Full  1987    0:41:58 (Pop‑up)
The Fat Boys  Human Beat Box   Options   1984    0:45:19 (Pop‑up)
Schoolly D  I Don't Like Rock 'N' Roll   Options Schoolly D  1985    0:47:23 (Pop‑up)
Digital Underground  Doowutchyalike   Options   1989    0:52:42 (Pop‑up)

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My Mic Sounds Nice (Instrumental)   Options




1:01:44 (Pop‑up)
Salt-N-Pepa  Beauty and the Beat   Options Hot, Cool & Vicious  1986    1:08:01 (Pop‑up)
Sir Mix-a-Lot  Square Dance Rap   Options Swass  1988    1:12:01 (Pop‑up)
N.W.A.  Fuck tha Police   Options Straight Outta Compton  1988    1:16:25 (Pop‑up)
Afrika Bambaataa  Planet Rock   Options   1982    1:22:32 (Pop‑up)
De La Soul  Me Myself and I   Options Three Feet High and Rising  1989    1:27:19 (Pop‑up)

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Jamming on the Groove   Options




1:30:39 (Pop‑up)
Doug E Fresh + MC Ricky D  La Di Da Di   Options   1985    1:37:01 (Pop‑up)
Beastie Boys  Shadrach   Options Paul's Boutique  1989    1:40:58 (Pop‑up)
3rd Bass  Flippin' off the Wall with Lucy Ball   Options The Cactus Album  1989    1:44:54 (Pop‑up)
CC Crew  CC Crew Rap   Options   1980    1:48:33 (Pop‑up)
MC Tee + Mantronix  Fresh Is the Word   Options   1985    1:59:06 (Pop‑up)

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Super Jay 

Super Jay Love Theme   Options




2:04:46 (Pop‑up)
Boogie Down Productions  South Bronx   Options Criminal Minded  1986    2:10:22 (Pop‑up)
Queen Latifah  Wrath of My Madness   Options All Hail the Queen  1989    2:14:58 (Pop‑up)
Fab Five Freddy  Down By Law   Options Wild Style  1983    2:18:54 (Pop‑up)
Jungle Brothers  Straight Out of the Jungle   Options Straight out of the Jungle  1988    2:19:53 (Pop‑up)
Kurtis Blow  Hard Times   Options Kurtis Blow  1980    2:23:48 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Davy DMX 

Davy's Groove   Options




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The Sugar Hill Gang  Rapper's Delight   Options   1979    2:32:19 (Pop‑up)
Brother D + The Collective Effort  How We Gonna Make the Black Nation Rise?   Options   1980    2:46:29 (Pop‑up)
Spoonie Gee  The Godfather   Options The Godfather of Rap  1987    2:52:26 (Pop‑up)
Public Enemy  Fight the Power   Options   1989    2:56:50 (Pop‑up)

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Catrina Paslaru 

Hei La Bodega   Options

Hei La Bodega - Carnaval! 



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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:59pm ndbob:

evening Gary and everyone!
  6:59pm David in Cleveland:

Good evening, Bodegans..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Gary:

Hey Bob and David!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm cklequ:

"The hottest day of the last summer of the eighties" is an incredibly specific ending point.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm listener james from westwood:

I know where I was probably working that day!
Avatar 7:05pm hyde:

hey all. i can almost never make it here right on time, but i made a special effort for this one when i saw the theme.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm Gary:

Cklequ! James! Hyde!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm Polyus:

Hello Gary
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm Gary:

Avatar 7:06pm northguineahills:

I think I have MAYBE 45 minutes of '79 hiphop on vinyl, although I've never been accused of being a hiphop specialist.
  7:07pm David in Cleveland:

Should be an interesting show. I moved from the country to Cleveland.. was mesmerized by rap in mid '80s.. BDP, Public Enemy. Saw Black Sheep open for English rock band James.. that was super cool. Early rap was silly (Dana Dane) and serious (Grandmaster Flash)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm Gary:

Impressive, NGH!
  7:08pm Sam Segal:

Listening live from the YMCA treadmill...keep me moving, Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Gary:

One thing I've noticed having gotten recently so immersed, is exactly what you say, David -- conscious rap begins 1980 (we'll be hearing the track, I think), despite a *lot* of party / silly stuff coming out the same time
Avatar 7:09pm northguineahills:

(mostly 12"s and 45s, although I just found a resissue comp LP [just went through my shelves, as I' was curious])
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Gary:

Sam! Do you guys all know Sam's ridiculously great show on Monday nights? wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm listener james from westwood:

He does indeed!
Avatar 7:11pm ndbob:

I'll check it out Gary!
Avatar 7:11pm northguineahills:

ok, maybe 45 minutes from '79-'80 (checking the dates now).
Avatar 7:12pm hyde:

i bought some sugar hill compilation record that had rapper's delight and a bunch of other stuff on it in maybe '80 or 81. that was the first i ever heard of hip hop, then onto pe, de la soul and bdp from there. this all sounds very early 80's white guy college student as i type it out.
  7:13pm Sam Segal:

Thanks for the plug! Things are off to a hot start.
Avatar 7:14pm northguineahills:

Outside of a Genesis and a GnR cassette, I never started buying music until '92, I got a late start as most of my friends started when they were 12, and I didn't get the bug until I was well past 16.
  7:14pm David in Cleveland:

Sampled some P-Funk there I see. Go go (genre of urban music) was popular in DC around this time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm Gary:

Okay, NGH, I think you've opened *that* floodgate. My first record I ever bought was American Graffiti. Followed by Yellow Submarine.
Avatar 7:15pm Flash Strap:

evenin' Gary!
Avatar 7:16pm hyde:

the first LP i ever bought was Are You Experienced (at Strawberries)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm Gary:

Flash! Thrilled to have you back on the stream
Avatar 7:17pm Monica:

any "answer records" in the crates? pre-twitter, kool moe dee and LL cool J beefed via vinyl.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm listener james from westwood:

Vinyl: Weird Al's first album
Cassette: Pac-Man Fever, Buckner & Garcia
CD: Compilation of Rossini overtures & Virgil Fox doing Bach organ works
iTunes: Elvis, "Viva Las Vegas"
  7:18pm David in Cleveland:

My first single "Dazz" by Brick,
first album Heatwave "Too Hot
to Handle"
Avatar 7:18pm hyde:

@Monica ooh, i loved those records
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm Gary:

Avatar 7:19pm hyde:

heh, i remember the chuckleheads i worked with on a painting crew in 1986 being totally bummed out that Aerosmith let this happen
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm cklequ:

@James - Pac Man Fever on cassette...... Perfect.
I've still got that record kicking around somewhere
  7:21pm David in Cleveland:

I was already starting to lose interest in rap when "Walk this Way" came out.. in'87 started collecting reggae and music of India. I appreciated the collaboration though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm Carmichael:

Boy, if you wanna get here, don't use the FMU homepage ... Hiya Gary and radio pals.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm Gary:

I didn't put together any beefs, Monica ... oh, except for a sort of beef, but not with other rap artists ... :)
Avatar 7:22pm northguineahills:

Hmm, first cassette was Genesis "Invisible Touch", cd was Weird Al's "Fat" that I paid way too much for in a mall in Hong Kong, and outside of the Beatle LPs I pilfered from my dad, I believed the first vinyl I bought was a 7" from the FL band Common Thread in '92.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm Gary:

Howdy, Carmichael!
Avatar 7:23pm Flash Strap:

thrilled to be back! I think my 1st purchase was an REM cassette, probably Life's Rich Pageant, as much as I'd like to say it was something by Neil Young
Avatar 7:24pm northguineahills:

Gotta run some errands, will be back soon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm Gary:

See ya, NGH!
Avatar 7:26pm Flash Strap:

early rap girls sound SO COOL

like Shangri-Las cool
Avatar 7:26pm ndbob:

My first purchase was "Introducing Herman's Hermits"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm Gary:

Totally agree, Flash -- this track is irresistible
Avatar 7:28pm Monica:

definitely from the "awn and awn till the break of dawn" era.
  7:28pm David in Cleveland:

Flash, your tribute to David Bowie was very nice. Your words at the end especially moving. "Subterranean" wow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm Rich in Washington:

This is fantastic, Gary!
Avatar 7:30pm Flash Strap:

Thanks, Cleveland. That means a lot to hear
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm Uncle Michael:

Good evening.
  7:31pm David in Cleveland:

Agree.. female rappers. Real Roxanne,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm Uncle Michael:

I have no hip hop cred.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm cklequ:

This is freeform.
You are not permitted to bend the rules.
  7:33pm Jill B.:

Hi Gary! Late but not forgotten!
Avatar 7:33pm ndbob:

nor do I but...
Avatar 7:34pm hyde:

@UM you'll always be street to us
Avatar 7:34pm ndbob:

Hi Jill!
  7:34pm Doug Schulkind:

Bodacious Pop Live!
  7:34pm Jill B.:

Hey NoDak Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm Uncle Michael:

I'm not street. I'm yard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm Gary:

Michael! Mom! Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm Gary:

And Rich!
Avatar 7:36pm hyde:

i estimate that i played this song in my dorm room about 1,000,000,000 times
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm Gary:

It boggles the mind that I hadn't ever heard it before last week. Now, White Lines, that's another story - I remember dancing to it in clubs in San Francisco in the 80s
Avatar 7:41pm Monica:

During an interview on WFMU, Flash said he was going to melt down all his vinyl to be his casket rather than bequeath the collection to his son.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Uncle Michael:

Was his son a terrible disappointment to him?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Gary:

Wow ... that's intense!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Uncle Michael:

Are we getting any Bambaata?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Gary:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Gary:

I can scoot things earlier in the evening for anyone if they want / need -- just say the word
  7:44pm Doug Schulkind:

This is the gold standard right here.
Avatar 7:45pm Monica:

Not at all. Flash was from the school where DJs soaked labels off their vinyl so the competition couldn't see where his breaks came from. Proprietary to the max.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm listener james from westwood:

Human Beat Box!!
  7:46pm Doug Schulkind:

DJ Monica in the Bodega!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm Gary:

I scooted the next track up for Monica -- after Beat Box is the only beef song I've (knowingly) included ...
Avatar 7:48pm hyde:

i bought that Fat Boys reissue a few years back that came in a case that looked like a pizza box
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm Gary:

Does a beef with an entire genre of music count? :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm Uncle Michael:

I recant. I have a two-degrees-of-separation association with Mohammed Bilal from MTV's Real Wold season three, San Francisco. He rapped.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm Gary:

I remember that reissue!
Avatar 7:49pm Monica:

ex-shoe salesman on market street in philly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm Uncle Michael:

Mohammed is, Monica?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm Gary:

I love that he's scratching the s#it out of Joan Jett's record on this
Avatar 7:52pm Monica:

schooly d @michael.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm Uncle Michael:

  7:53pm David in Cleveland:

Gary, Chuck D of Public Enemy said "F--- Elvis & John Wayne!"
By the way do you know "Hip Hop Rules" by Boogie Down Productions? It wasn't a single
Avatar 7:54pm hyde:

holy heck, this tune. you're killing me.
Avatar 7:55pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Gary! catch the rest on the archive
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm Gary:

I'll be playing something by Boogie Down Productions, but I don't have that track, David ... night, Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm Polyus:

Some early Salt N Pepa would be great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Gary:

Funny you should say that, Polyus ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm melinda:

Digital Underground...these guys are great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm Polyus:

Oh man I know how to call it!
  8:02pm David in Cleveland:

Ah OK, thanks, Gary. It's actually more dance hall reggae than rap. Another cool song is Son of Bazerk's "Change the Style" (with cool metal ending) but it's from '90 or '91.
Avatar 8:03pm hyde:

i too love the library so much
Avatar 8:05pm hyde:

it was a pizza box
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm Ike:

Hello! This playlist looks fresh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm Gary:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm Gary:

OMG, I love Son of Bazerk, but I couldn't find anything pre-1990 ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm melinda:

De La Soul at any point?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm Gary:

Melinda! Yes, and lemme know if you want to hear them earlier than later
  8:12pm Carol:

Spinderella!! I saw Salt n Pepa at a univ in England in the early 90s. they were amazing of course but it was kinda wrong
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm Gary:

Carooool! ... why wrong?
  8:13pm Carol:

+1 Bambaata request
  8:13pm David in Cleveland:

hyde, are you a fan of hyde
of Japanese rock band L'Arc~en~Ciel?
  8:13pm Carol:

the audience (myself obvs incl) was nowhere near cool enough
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm Gary:

Okay, I'll push Bambaataa up ...
Avatar 8:15pm hyde:

@David i only know that band by name association. i don't think i've heard them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm Gary:

Carol, you are _cool enough for every situation_
  8:17pm Carol:

MDR! this show is the greatest
  8:17pm David in Cleveland:

hyde is super talented..

Why does Sir Mix-a-Lot sound so different than on "Baby Got Back?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm melinda:

Earlier on the De La Soul, please! Yes to Bambaata, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm listener james from westwood:

ahhhh, love that the stream permits the "airing" of this!
  8:23pm Carol:

you know it's him in like 3 notes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25pm melinda:

Planet Rock!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm Gary:

The arbitrariness of us being allowed to play that and the terrestrial station being able to play it is especially ironic now that kids probably are tethered to their smartphones and computers where they can hear it, and probably don't listen to radio as much as older generations
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm melinda:

Weird, isn't it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm listener james from westwood:

de la!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30pm melinda:

Three Feet High and Rising is so good. I like continually discovering the original sources of their samples years later.
Avatar 8:30pm hyde:

ooh, three feet high and rising. this and paul's boutique are the high water mark of sampled music for me. 1989 was like the last year anyone could do this legally this liberally.
  8:31pm Carol:

I can't count the hours I spent glued to my boombox praying the DJ would play songs I wanted to tape. also, I was just thinking that this show is going to be a regular work soundtrack. <3 irony
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:32pm melinda:

Thanks for pandering!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm melinda:

3 Feet High was one of the 3 hip hop cassettes I had then too, it got me interested in the genre and then I didn't venture much further.
  8:34pm Dean:

Well, the airwaves are a relatively scarce commodity, a factor that prompted early government regulation. The Internet, despite its origins as a government initiative, has expanded epidemically, one might say. So, even though radio stations, like ISPs and services who conduct business online, are private, they owe their legal existence to government oversight. Not so much the ISPs, etc. Long story short, that there isn't (so far) an FCC of the 'net isn't exactly arbitrary.
Avatar 8:36pm hyde:

i'm enjoying the highway, honestly.
  8:38pm Carol:

we did love it, and it is problematic, but as a film it's pretty outstanding.
  8:39pm David in Cleveland:

I saw "Alvin and the Chipmunks." -__-
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm Gary:

Thanks for that, Dean ... and, HI!
Avatar 8:42pm hyde:

ah, there they are. love these boys.
  8:46pm David in Cleveland:

It use to aggravate me when the Beastie Boys were labeled as alternative. I liked 3rd Bass more
  8:56pm David in Cleveland:

Cool show. Once every two years
is enough for me >__<
Avatar 8:56pm steve:

hey Gary
  8:56pm Doug Schulkind:

I did 3rd Bass, too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Gary:

  8:57pm Doug Schulkind:

I dug DUG 3rd Bass. I never DID 3rd Bass. Not that there's anything wrong it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Gary:

Doug, you must have gotten *past* 3rd bass ... don't you have an offspring?
  9:02pm Doug Schulkind:

Are you asking if I scored?
Avatar 9:03pm hyde:

this conversation makes me uncomfortable
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Gary:

There's a really bad bookmaker's joke in here somewhere, but I would need a fresh cup of coffee to pull it off
Avatar 9:09pm hyde:

Licensed to Ill is the one with the airplane
  9:13pm David in Cleveland:

I thought this was over at 9:00. lol
Have to go out.. adios, friends
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm Gary:

Have a great night out, David!
Avatar 9:22pm hyde:

whoa, Jungle Brothers. i think i still have my vinyl for this one.
Avatar 9:28pm steve:

goddam i love this stuff, will have to catch the first two hours on the archive
Avatar 9:28pm steve:

my fav oldschool mc is probably Slick Rick
Avatar 9:33pm hyde:

you have to play this. you just have to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm listener james from westwood:

First time I heard "Rapper's Delight" as a kid I was just, like, can they DO this?! This song is so long!! Very mind-expanding.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm Gary:

I didn't really feel like I had a choice, true
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm Gary:

I think the very very very first "rap" song I ever heard was Rapture
Avatar 9:38pm hyde:

if there's one thing this show has proved to me, it's that my pc to ipal sound setup up here is pretty inadequate, bass-wise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40pm Gary:

Hmmm, that could be my end, Hyde. I mean, I'm hearing deep bass, but that's before it goes out of the mixer and into the 2007 Macbook and out into the ether
Avatar 9:43pm hyde:

in any case, it's just funny--it's something i never really noticed before, but old school hip hop really brings it out!
Avatar 9:46pm Ham:

i wonder if this is the longest rap song recorded? ..maybe close to it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm Gary:

Hi Ham! It might be Østkyst Hustlers' "Verdens Længste Rap"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm Gary:

Although further research suggests not
Avatar 9:51pm Ham:

ah, i'll have to look it up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm Gary:

Okay, maybe this: www.youtube.com...
Avatar 9:53pm Ham:

ha! that has to be it, an hour & 23min. pretty funny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm Gary:

We're gonna go like 2-3 minutes over, if that's okay.
Avatar 9:56pm hyde:

the software refuses to let me clicky star this track. unpossible!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm Gary:

Try again, I might have been adding info?
Avatar 9:57pm Ham:

spoonie gee is the godfather, go figure.
Avatar 9:58pm hyde:

ha, yeah that worked. this show was amazing. thanks so much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm Doug Schulkind:

Terminator X!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm listener james from westwood:

Smashing survey, Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm Gary:

Have a terrific evening, everyone!
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