Ancestors Of Rap A Collection Of Under-rated Prototype Rap Songs

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  • 1. Pigmeat Markham – We Got The Number
  • 2. Bill "Butter Ball" Crane – Steppin Tall'
  • 3. Butter Ball* – Butter Balls
  • 4. Obsidian II Feat. James West (3) – Hanging In
  • 5. Billy Dee (2) & Sugar Bear (2) – Everybody Says
  • 6. James West (3) – Hanging Out
  • 7. Johnnie Morisette – I'm Hungry
  • 8. Timmie Rogers – Snake Hips
  • 9. Blowflys, The – Funky In The Hole
  • 10. Bobby & Deborreh Willams – The Pusher's Thang
  • 11. Round Robin Monopoly* – Little People
  • 12. Iris Bell & Jive-ettes* – Honky Games
  • 13. Blowfly – Sesame Street
  • 14. James Brown – Get On The Good Foot
  • 15. A.J. Rowe – Smoke My Pipe
  • 16. Rufus Beacham – Do You Have A Good Woman

Tramp records are well-known for their soul, funk and jazz expertise, on "Ancestors Of Rap", here the label turns their attention to the origins of rapping (referring to "spoken or chanted rhyming lyrics").  We're not talking 2Pac or even The Sugarhill Gang, this compilation looks long before those cats, focusing on funk and soul tracks from the late 60's and early 70's that feature lyrics rhymed in rhythm. Billy Dee  & Sugar Bear, Timmie Rogers, Blowfly, James Brown and more!

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