Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Street Sounds '87-3

This is another tape I bought in the Dalston Oxfam Shop.  Lots of urban dance stuff from 1987.  It features three artists that only had like one track out ever, which is on this tape - E'leesa, The Ebony Dukes and Ex-Sample.

Before I go on, let me just say that this is the website for the actual Dalston Oxfam shop.  Check it out.

My favorite tracks are the E'Leesa track Where Did Your Love Go? and the Ex-Sample track And So It Goes.  Both are really early house tracks and feature those simple deep analog beats with some disco samples so you can see the migration from disco to house.  The E'Leesa track was from Bassment records and was written by Barry Zeger and Craig Bevan who apparently wrote a number of early house songs but there is almost no information about them on the web.

The Ebony Dukes are also a band that only did this one track. It was produced by Jazzy Jay, a seminal king of hip hop who did the very first release by Def Jam with T La Rock.  I just discovered today that he is actually from a Gullah family.  The Gullahs are Americans who originated in Africa and have retained some african words and characteristics in their language.

I also just discovered that Jingo, which I know as a famous disco track done by Candido (also of Thousand Finger Man fame), was originally done by Santana.


A1 Mirage  -  Jack Mix IV   

A2 E'leesa Weldon  -  Where Did Your Love Go?

A3 Ex-Sample  -  And So It Goes

A4 Eleanor Goodman  -  Sneak Preview

B1 The Whispers  -  No Pain, No Gain

B2 Point 3 FM  -  So Delicious

B3 Hashim  -  I Don't Need Your Love

B4 The Ebony Dukes  -  Girls

B5 Candido  -  Jingo


Chris Low said...

used to love those early Street Sounds comps. They were practically the only way you could hear this music back when those records were being released and it was impossible to get the original import 12"s in Scotland. I remember we'd always tape the albums as soon as they came out and and play them on our ghetto-blasters on the bus to school :-)

Craig Bevan did the Basement Trax 12"s around 1985 or so (I think)which I may still have somewhere. Also he did a great record under the name Turntable Terror Trax later on, which I think may be amongst the records I sold you.

gih said...

Try to find it online and you can get it even free.

Andrew said...

Hey buddy, nice collection of songs. Even I love to hear songs, but still I did not hear the song you have referred. Hope to hear soon.

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