Saturday, February 27, 2010

Mike Allen with the Groove Electro Sales Chart @ Capital Radio, 10-04-85

Mike Allen is possibly the most requested radio DJ in the cdbox of this blog. Thanx to chaps like Simo, Ramses, Repoman, Craig and Bobs i have more tapes of the Boss then from any other hip hop radio DJ and you can find about 20 of those tapes on this blog.
Here is another one, dated october 4th 1986 (props to gee).

Check: for an overview of all my Mike Allen tapes (about 60)

I know for sure that there must be some visitors who have one or more fresh Mike Allen tapes that i don't have. So, if you got own radio recordings, digitised or not, please let me know! Then we can share some more :-)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Some classic Kid Capri tapes

Last week I played almost exclusively Kid Capri tapes on my mp3 player. It started when I downloaded a fresh Kid Capri Live at the Castle tape from the great ‘history of mix tape’ blog. Check this tape on:
And you can find more Kid Capri goodies on DJ Mars’ blog on:

I posted a Kid Capri live at the powerhouse earlier on this blog:
Part 1
Part 2

And here are two other great tapes from my collection

The Kid Capri 10/09/89 mixtape (.rar file)

Kid Capri on WBLS, 1987
Part 1:
Part 2:

For those who can’t get enough of Kid Capri: check for some more tapes!

And don't blame me for getting an overdose of the mixmaster :-)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Stu Allen - Best Of '89 Hip Hop, Key 103

Dean "charlieblimey" Coster shared this one by email. I checked my hard disk and i had it already but never posted it on this blog. And because it's a great mix: plenty of reason to drop the link here.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Look what i found on the web (2)

Still hungry for more old school live / radio material? Then check the following (recent) posts on other blogs and forums:

Normal Bias: lot's of (90's) tapes including some great hip hop radio tapes

Mixes DB: i think most of you know this famous website/wiki. It contained not only tracklists but also uploaded mix and live shows. Some time ago the links to the shows where removed because of legal issues but it seems that (some of) the tapes are live again (hosted on mixcloud). These are the hip hop tapes (some online, some not):

The Kool Skool: a great blog with lots of interviews, vids and tapes! Check the last post about the Rock Steady Crew 16th Anniversary 1993 Live From Rock Steady Park New York

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

DJ Rock Dee radioshow on WMSE and a Funkin' Your Head Up mixtape

Darrel D send me 2 cd's with material from DJ Rock Dee. Rock Dee was an old school Milwaukee legend. Sadly he died in 2008.

The first cd contains a 91.7 WMSE radio Funk Friday show from Rock Dee, dated 4-2-1993.

The second cd is a Funkin' Your Head Up mixtape (vol. 10).

Thanx for sharing these tapes Darrel. There isn't much material from Rock Dee on the web so i know for sure you make some people happy with this because it's part of their memories and others because you introduced them to a great dj!

Monday, February 1, 2010

The birth of the hip hop fashion style

Like i mentioned in the previous post: i got a mail from Starchild (115, jefferson projects) regarding the MR. HYDE, MR. BOND, STARCHILD, RONNIE GREEN - Foster Center, 1979 tape. We emailed and Starchild shared some great memories about the early days including one about the birth of the hip hop fashion style:

"My older brother, abraham (aka ACE); founder of the G-MONEY CREW (east harlem) was directly responsible for setting the style/fashion trend for many in the hip hop community! When they rolled, it was always in an OJ (exclusive car service back then) and/or limo (manhattan limousine). His entire crew dressed in the following required attire: white t-shirt, jeans, fat gold chains, new addidas (with no laces), suit jackets (usually valor), and valor (gangster) brims/hats. there is an actual story that confirms this claim that took place at the queens armoy involving run-d-mc and sugar hill!"
"Facts: sugar hill was scheduled to perform on evening, and never showed up. The show officials assumed that when the G-MONEY CREW arrived in a fat stretch limo lookin' clean that they were a part of the sugar hill posse. They gave them the full star treatment (ie back stage access, great floor seats, etc.). In attendance were several hip hop fans and aspiring hip hop performers.. specifically, run-d-mc!! They were seated in the balcony (left of stage / right of audience) and were able to clearly see the who's who in the vip section. as did all the other onlookers. hence, the birth of hip hop style, first introduced by the legendary G-MONEY CREW from East Harlem (NYC)"

How about that! Thanx for sharing Starchild.

But because this is a blog about tapes, i also have to mention the MR. HYDE, MR. BOND, STARCHILD, RONNIE GREEN (AKA Captain Rock) - Foster Center, 1979 tape again. This is one of my favorite tapes of all times especially because the music choice is often mindblowing orginal and the mc's are rapping like their lives are depending on it, using many classic nursery rhymes.

Part one:
Part two: