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
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