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|