Friday, 19 April 2013

Happy Birthday Bambaataa

This past week and a half was marked by the lamentable passing of both jazz-funk pianist Don Blackman and the founder of Salsoul Records Vincent Montana Jr.

So it's with considerable joie de vivre that I announce a birthday to help balance out the cosmos.

Let's all shout out a true school Zulu Nation happy birthday to the Godfather of hip-hop, Amen Ra himself: Afrika Bambaataa!

His birth certificate says he turns 56 today but we know that he's immortal.


Afrika Bambaataa - Planet Rock (Adams Family Mix), Fee Bee Records, 198?

Discogs: Planet Rock (Adams Family Mix)

(Super rare mix favoured by Chicago's WBMX Hot Mix 5)

Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown - Unity, Tommy Boy, 1983

Discogs: Unity

D.J. Afrika Bambaataa - Death Mix - Live!!!, Paul Winley Records, 1983

Discogs: Death Mix

Afrika Bambaataa and Soulsonic Force - Looking For the Perfect Beat, Tommy Boy, 1983

Discogs: Looking For the Perfect Beat

Afrika Bambaataa and Soulsonic Force - Frantic Situation, Beat Street, Orion Pictures, 1984

IMDB: Beat Street

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