Roots of Rap

Roots of Rap

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March 31, 2020

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The Signifyin’ Monkey performed by the Johnny Otis Show, is a blues funk track from the 1968 album Cold Shot. The story of the Signifyi...

March 28, 2020

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Judge Dread by Prince Buster is a classic court room drama in Jamaican style. The track was part of the album Judge Dread Rock Steady th...

March 27, 2020

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Why Can't I Get it Too is a track by Six Boys in Trouble. It is rap in it' purest form performed by a group of kids from inner-ci...

March 22, 2020

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Give It Up is a 1972 song by The Sons of Truth that was issued on A Message From The Ghetto : an obscure album filled with funk and soul ...

March 21, 2020

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A Corona Jam is the first single by Ronnie G. & The S.M. Crew. The track came out in autumn 1979 on Reflection Records. This is the ...

March 19, 2020

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Don't Pat Me On The Back And Call Me Brother is a soulful rap track by John KaSandra (real name John W. Anderson). The track was part ...

March 17, 2020

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Maroon is a word jazz track by Ken Nordine. The track was part of the 1966 album  Colors: A Sensuous Listening Experience . Ken Nordine w...

March 16, 2020

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Funky Cat -meow- is a funky proto rap track that was released on the Black Knight album from 1971 by James Knight And The Butlers: a hea...

March 15, 2020

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Praise The Lord is funky gospel rap by Mary Lou Williams. It was first released on the album Mary Lou Williams Presents Black Christ of t...

March 14, 2020

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Goofin' Off was recorded in november 1961 by Macy Skipper on Stax records Skipper was a rockabilly artist, but this track has more of ...