Kurtis Blow is the self-titled debut album by American rapper Kurtis Blow. It was released in 1980 by Mercury Records. The record includes the song "The Breaks", which was often sampled later in hip-hop records, mainly for its introduction made by Blow's a cappella vocal, and for the drum break, giving a wordplay dimension to the title. Rappin' Blow, Pt. 2" was issued as a single that had a do-it-yourself B-side, the instrumental version.
His first album was Kurtis Blow, while his second was the Top 50 pop album Deuce. Party Time featured a fusion of rap and go-go. Ego Trip included the hits: "8 Million Stories", "AJ Scratch", and "Basketball". His 1985 album, America, garnered praise for its title track's music video. From this album, the song "If I Ruled the World" became a Top 5 hit on Billboard's R&B chart. By 1983, he moved into production
Curtis "Kurtis Blow" Walker, (born on August 9, 1959, in Harlem, New York) is one of the pioneer rappers in the recording industry, and hip hop's first mainstream star. The Breaks" (1980) is one of hip hop's undisputed classics, with its catchy disco tune and rapping style. Blow was influenced by DJ Hollywood.
Back in hip-hop's old school era - roughly 1978-1982 - albums were the exception and not the rule. Hip-hop became a lot more album-minded with the rise of its second generation (Run-D. Whodini, the Fat Boys, among others) around 1983-1984, but in the beginning, many MCs recorded nothing but singles. Two exceptions were the Sugarhill Gang and Kurtis Blow, whose self-titled debut album of 1980 was among hip-hop's first LPs and was the first rap album to come out on a major label. Thus, Kurtis Blow has serious historic value, although it is mildly uneven.
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The album "Kurtis Blow" was rapper Kurtis Blow's self-titled debut, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). It includes the famous song "The Breaks", that was often sampled later in hip-hop records, mainly for its introduction made by Blow's acappella vocal, and for the drum break, giving a wordplay dimension to the title. 2" was issued as a single, that had a "do-it-yourself" B-side, the instrumental version. Takin' Care of Business" is an attempt to mix Blow's style with rock'n'roll.
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|A1||Rappin' Blow (Part 2)
Bass – Richard Pascual*Drums – Jimmy BralowerGuitar [Single Note] – Dean SwensonLyrics By – J. B. Moore*, Kurtis Blow, Robert Ford*Music By – Lawrence Smith*Music By, Keyboards, Guitar [Rhythm], Arranged By – Denzil MillerVoice [Intro] – Adam White
Bass – Tommy WoukDrums, Tom Tom – Jimmy BralowerGuitar – John TropeaLyrics By – Kurtis Blow, Robert Ford*, Russell SimmonsLyrics By, Music By, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Arranged By – J. B. Moore*Music By, Arranged By – Lawrence Smith*Piano, Clavinet – Denzil MillerTimbales – Jamie Delgado*
|A3||Way Out West
Bass – Craig ShortDrums, Voice [Manhattan White Pages] – Jimmy BralowerGuitar [Lead] – Eddie MartinezGuitar [Rhythm] – John TropeaKeyboards – Onaje Allan GumbsLyrics By, Music By, Arranged By – J. B. Moore*Synthesizer – Robert Kondor*Timbales – Jamie Delgado*
|B1||Throughout Your Years
Bass – Craig ShortCongas – Jamie Delgado*Drums – Jimmy BralowerGuitar – John TropeaKeyboards – Onaje Allan GumbsLyrics By – Kurtis Blow, William WaringLyrics By, Music By, Guitar [Single Note], Arranged By – J. B. Moore*Synthesizer – Robert Kondor*
Backing Vocals – Larry Smith, Rocky Ford*, Wayne GarfieldBass – Craig ShortCongas, Timbales – Jamie Delgado*Guitar – John TropeaLyrics By – Russell SimmonsLyrics By, Backing Vocals – William WaringMusic By – Lawrence Smith*Music By, Arranged By – J. B. Moore*Music By, Drums, Arranged By [Rhythm Break] – Jimmy BralowerVoice [Intro] – David Reeves
|B3||All I Want In This World (Is To Find That Girl)
Bass – Craig ShortDrums – Jimmy BralowerElectric Guitar – John TropeaKeyboards, Arranged By [Synthesizer] – Onaje Allan GumbsLyrics By, Music By, Arranged By – J. B. Moore*Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Robert Kondor*
|B4||Takin' Care Of Business
Backing Vocals – Wayne Keith Garfield*Bass – Craig ShortDrums – Jimmy BralowerGuitar [Lead] – Eddie MartinezGuitar [Rhythm] – John TropeaOrgan [Hammond B3] – Onaje Allan GumbsSynthesizer – Robert Kondor*Written-By – Randy Bachman
- Recorded At – Greene St. Recording
- Mixed At – Greene St. Recording
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – UMG Recordings, Inc.
- Copyright (c) – UMG Recordings, Inc.
- Producer – J. B. Moore*, Robert Ford, Jr.*
NotesSilver "Urban Legends" Sticker
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (printed): 6 02567 65758 3
- Barcode (scanned): 602567657583
|SRM-1-3854, 6337 137||Kurtis Blow||Kurtis Blow (LP, Album, Pre)||Mercury, Mercury||SRM-1-3854, 6337 137||US||1980|
|6337 137||Kurtis Blow||Kurtis Blow (LP, Album)||Mercury||6337 137||Italy||1980|
|71 41 137||Kurtis Blow||Kurtis Blow (Cass, Album)||Mercury||71 41 137||France||1980|
|6337 137||Kurtis Blow||Kurtis Blow (LP, Album)||Mercury||6337 137||Netherlands||1980|
|MC-8-1-3854||Kurtis Blow||Kurtis Blow (8-Trk, Album)||Mercury||MC-8-1-3854||US||1980|