New York Sound 2 / Various [Import]
(United Kingdom - Import)
In the late 70s, as disco was being purged from the American pop charts in a vicious backlash against the overkill of the previous couple of years, the scene that had spawned it got back to basics. In clubs and warehouses around New York's five boroughs soul was being fused with electronics and both dance music and hip hop were starting to take shape. The second volume of New York Sound continues our look at their genesis by gathering up 10 rare and influential 12-inch mixes from the Spring and Vanguard labels. This compilation gathers up the first jumps into hip hop, including the first time the music was put together by New York funksters the Fatback Band with 'King Tim III (Personality Jock)', as well as the response of Millie Jackson who appears with the rowdy 'Had to Say It' - available on CD for the first time in it's full 12 inch mix.