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Rufus & Chaka Khan- Sweet Thing

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Zoom Vintage Crates Episode #238: Sound & Style

1. Loose Ends- Gonna Make You Mine2. Kerr- Back At Ya3. Kopper- Velocity4. Gloria D. Brown- The More They Knock5. Firefox- Fire6. Ron Banks- This Love Is Real7. Sensation- Lovergirl8. The Domino Band- Fool In Love9. Ren Woods- Get It Right10. Kids At Work- She’s My Baby

Vintage Crates Episode #238: Sound & Style

1. Loose Ends- Gonna Make You Mine
2. Kerr- Back At Ya
3. Kopper- Velocity
4. Gloria D. Brown- The More They Knock
5. Firefox- Fire
6. Ron Banks- This Love Is Real
7. Sensation- Lovergirl
8. The Domino Band- Fool In Love
9. Ren Woods- Get It Right
10. Kids At Work- She’s My Baby

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Yvonne Gage - Lover Of My Dreams (1984)

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Dondi, painting the New Lots yards in Brooklyn, 1980
Martha Cooper
One of my favorite flicks of on of my favorite writers finishing one of my favorite wholecars by one of my favorite photographers .

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Dondi, painting the New Lots yards in Brooklyn, 1980

Martha Cooper

One of my favorite flicks of on of my favorite writers finishing one of my favorite wholecars by one of my favorite photographers .

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Luther Vandross - Never Too Much (1981)

Forever dope

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Revolt / Min, early 1980s

nycnostalgia:

Revolt / Min, early 1980s

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Zoom Vintage Crates Episode #237: Movin’ To The Beat (Profiles: Nia Records)
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1. High Frequency- Summertime2. The Fantastic Aleems- Hooked On Your Love3. Alias- Shake4.Caprice- 100%5.Marley Marl (ft MC Shan)- Marley Scratch6. Sparky D- He’s My DJ (Red Alert)7. Lonnie Love- Young Ladies8. The Fantastic Aleems- Movin’ To The Beat9. The Fantastic Aleems- Get Down Friday Night

"Alright, this week we have some real fire and the first show in a brand new mini-series called ‘Profiles’. This one takes a few selections from a label that holds onto a pocket of particularly flavorful material. This episode profiles Nia Records, founded by the Aleem twins. First of all, we have some pretty quintessential boogie joints here. This label perfectly captured the sound I associate with NYC boogie in the early eighties. The great Leroy Burgess worked extensively with the twins, so you know I threw plenty of that in. Definitely one of my favorite cats.
Also, we’ve got landmark early hip-hop joints like Marley Scratch & He’s My DJ, giving praise to two king DJ’s of the era.
Another thing to note is that I’ve used a couple of the joints in this one for previous episodes (which is one of my self-imposed rules: no duplicates), but this is just to illustrate that all this dopeness came from the same place.
Anyway, we’re gettin’ back to mini-series shows, and some more surprises are on the horizon.
-Js.One”

Vintage Crates Episode #237: Movin’ To The Beat (Profiles: Nia Records)

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1. High Frequency- Summertime
2. The Fantastic Aleems- Hooked On Your Love
3. Alias- Shake
4.Caprice- 100%
5.Marley Marl (ft MC Shan)- Marley Scratch
6. Sparky D- He’s My DJ (Red Alert)
7. Lonnie Love- Young Ladies
8. The Fantastic Aleems- Movin’ To The Beat
9. The Fantastic Aleems- Get Down Friday Night

"Alright, this week we have some real fire and the first show in a brand new mini-series called ‘Profiles’. This one takes a few selections from a label that holds onto a pocket of particularly flavorful material. This episode profiles Nia Records, founded by the Aleem twins. First of all, we have some pretty quintessential boogie joints here. This label perfectly captured the sound I associate with NYC boogie in the early eighties. The great Leroy Burgess worked extensively with the twins, so you know I threw plenty of that in. Definitely one of my favorite cats.

Also, we’ve got landmark early hip-hop joints like Marley Scratch & He’s My DJ, giving praise to two king DJ’s of the era.

Another thing to note is that I’ve used a couple of the joints in this one for previous episodes (which is one of my self-imposed rules: no duplicates), but this is just to illustrate that all this dopeness came from the same place.

Anyway, we’re gettin’ back to mini-series shows, and some more surprises are on the horizon.

-Js.One”

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Legendary

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Rome Jefferies - Good Love 1983

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Glass - What’s Your Name (from the LP “Introducing Glass”) - 1983

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Universal Robot Band

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Zoom Man: l saw you at work over here  and l just want to find out what you’re filming.  Interviewer: We’re making a film on subway graffiti in New York.  Why did you take this particular neighbourhood here?  What’s unusual?  Is there more graffiti here than other places?  l hope not.  -We’re here because one of the best  graffiti writers lives around here.  He writes ”Seen. ”  - What is it? - S-E-E-N.  ( ”The Wanderer” plays )  - That’s his name? - Yes, that’s what he writes.  - Or is it a nom de plume? - It is a nom de plume.”

Man: l saw you at work over here
and l just want to find out what you’re filming.
Interviewer: We’re making a film on subway graffiti in New York.
Why did you take this particular neighbourhood here?
What’s unusual?
Is there more graffiti here than other places?
l hope not.
-We’re here because one of the best
graffiti writers lives around here.
He writes ”Seen. ”
- What is it? - S-E-E-N.
( ”The Wanderer” plays )
- That’s his name? - Yes, that’s what he writes.
- Or is it a nom de plume? - It is a nom de plume.”

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