1. Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) [Loud Records]
The masterpiece, finally secured on vinyl. Minty original pressing, no less.
2. The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy – Television, the Drug of the Nation [4th & Broadway]
Righteous, intelligent hip-hop from 1991.
3. Paris – Break the Grip of Shame [Tommy Boy Records]
Heavy-handed, PE-influenced, philosophizing single from the first album, The Devil Made Me Do It.
4. Del Tha FunkEe Homosapien – Mistadobalina [Elektra Records]
Classic track from 1991. So necessary.
5. The UMC’s – Never Never Land [Wild Pitch Records]
Sealed OG pressing of this 112 bpm dancefloor hip-hop burner.
6. Funky Four – Do You Want to Rock (Before I Let Go) [Sugar Hill Records]
Nice mid-tempo disco-rap groover from 1982.
7. Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face [West End Records]
Disco classic from 1980. And instant doubles! Two copies in the single sleeve.
8. Eric Burdon & War – Eric Burdon Declares War [MGM Records]
For the classic Latin funk groover, Spill The Wine. A long time ago a friend reclaimed Spill the Wine from the clutches of Oldies100 radio and put it on a mix tape for me. I was forever changed. Thank you, Nate Miller!!
9. Bill Withers – Still Bill [Sussex Records]
Yep, I needed more Bill Withers in my life. Use Me, etc.
10. Lorraine Ellison – Stay With Me [Warner Brothers Records]
Absolutely brilliant and intense gospel-fueled soul album. A highlight is the original Try (Just a Little Bit Harder), covered by Janis Joplin. White label promo.