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On this day in music history: September 16, 1979 - “Rapper’s Delight”, the debut single by the Sugarhill Gang is released. Written by Michael Wright, Hank Jackson, Guy O'Brien, Sylvia Robinson, Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers, it is the debut release biggest hit for the New Jersey based rap trio. Recorded at Joe and Sylvia Robinson’s All Platinum Studios (redubbed “Sugar Hill Studios”) in Englewood, NJ, the rhythm track and vocals are recorded entirely live in a single take. Though technically not the first rap record released (“King Tim III (Personality Jock)” by Fatback is released a few weeks before in August of 1979), it spreads the New York City born underground phenomenon beyond its five boroughs to the rest of the US, and the world. The song is an instant smash and at its sales peak is selling over 30,000 copies a day. Initially released only as a 12" single, it sells over three million copies in the US alone (featuring the full unedited version on one side (original labels list the timing as 15:00, though the actual running time is 14:29), and a edited version on the flipside (listed as 6:30 on the label, the actual running time is 7:10) ). It is later revealed that the verses by Big Bank Hank were actually written by Grandmaster Caz (aka Curtis Fisher) of The Cold Crush Brothers but does not receive a writing credit or receive royalties from sales of the record. Chic members Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers also have to sue Sugarhill for proper credit and royalties since the song borrows the music (also cutting in the strings from Chic’s record) from the band’s recent smash “Good Times”. “Rapper’s Delight” peaks at #4 on the Billboard R&B singles chart, and #36 on the Hot 100. The single is a huge international hit as well, peaking at #3 on the UK singles chart and hitting number one in Canada and The Netherlands.

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On this day in music history: October 6, 1967 - “Wave”, the fourth album by Antonio Carlos Jobim is released. Produced by Creed Taylor, it is recorded at Van Gelder Recording Studios in Englewood Cliffs, NJ from May 22-24, 1967 and June 15, 1967. Sparking the international bossa nova craze in 1962 with “Desafinado” and in 1964 with “The Girl From Ipanema”, its writer musician Antonio Carlos Jobim begins to make a major name for himself outside of his native Brazil. Considered one of the most gifted songwriters of his generation, Jobim’s songs are covered by numerous jazz and pop musicians. Recording and releasing his US debut solo album “The Composer Of Desafinado Plays” for Verve Records in 1963, he follows it up with numerous collaborations with Dori Caymmi, Astrud Gilberto, Herbie Mann and Stan Getz. After recording two more solo albums for Warner Bros in 1965 and 1966, Jobim re-connects with producer Creed Taylor when he becomes one of the first artists signed to Taylor’s new label CTI Records, distributed by A&M. Having written several new songs, the composer flies to the US in the Spring of 1967 to work on the album. Recorded at famed engineer Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Jobim is featured on piano, guitar and harpsichord, and is supported by a group of top flight musicians that include Ron Carter (bass), Claudio Slon, Bobby Rosegarden, Dom Um Romão (drums and percussion), Urbie Green, Jimmy Cleveland (trombone), Joseph Singer (french horn), Raymond Beckenstein, Romeo Penque and Jerome Richardson (flute, piccolo). The string arrangements are written by Claus Ogerman (Wes Montgomery, George Benson), conducting a group of violin players that feature Bernard Eichen, Emanuel Green, Gene Orloff, Harry Lookofsky, Irving Spice, Joseph Malignaggi, Julius Held, Leo Kruczek, Lewis Eley, Louis Haber, Louis Stone, Paul Gershman and Raoul Poliakin. The albums cover photo featuring a giraffe running along the African plains is taken by photographer Pete Turner, who becomes reknown for his distinctive cover photos for various releases on CTI, Verve and Impulse Records. Once released, “Wave” spins off several songs that become jazz standards including “Look To The Sky”, “Triste”, “Mojave” and the title track. In time, the album becomes regarded as one of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s greatest works, and a definitive bossa nova/Brazilian jazz album. Original copies of the LP feature Turner’s cover photo tinted in a red and purple hue. Later reissue pressings are printed in error in a green and bluish tint, and is not corrected for many years. First released on CD in 1986, “Wave” is remastered and reissued in Japan in 1992 and 2000 respectively, with the latter restoring the original 1967 cover artwork. It is also reissued as a 180 gram vinyl LP by Speaker’s Corner Records in 2004. “Wave” peaks at number five on the Billboard Jazz album chart, and number one hundred fourteen on the Billboard Top 200.

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On this day in music history: May 17, 1965 - “Maiden Voyage”, the fifth studio album by Herbie Hancock is released. Produced by Alfred Lion, it is recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ on March 17, 1965. Issued as the follow up to the classic “Empyrean Isles”, the album is completed in just one day, at legendary recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder’s studio. All five tracks are composed by Hancock, and follow a unifying theme related to the sea and marine biology. The album features the then twenty five year old jazz piano virtuoso along side musicians Ron Carter (bass), Tony Williams (drums), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) (who are also members of Miles Davis’ band with Hancock at the time), and George Coleman (tenor saxophone). The songs “Dolphin Dance”, “Eye Of The Hurricane” and the title track all become jazz standards and among Hancock’s best known material. Herbie re-records “Dolphin Dance” and “Maiden Voyage” during the 70’s and 80’s on various studio and live recordings. “Maiden Voyage” is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999.

Philly Joe Jones from Dexter Gordon’s Dexter “Calling” session, Englewood Cliffs NJ, May 9 1961] (photos by Francis Wolff)

John Coltrane

John Coltrane recorded 『A Love Supreme』 50 years ago today. 『A Love Supreme』 is often listed amongst the greatest jazz albums of all time.


  • John Coltrane - tenor sax
  • McCoy Tyner - piano
  • Jimmy Garrison - bass
  • Elvin Jones - drums
  • 1964/12/09, Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

On this day in music history: April 24, 1980 - “Cameosis”, the fifth album by Cameo is released. Produced by Larry Blackmon, it is recorded at H&L Studios in Englewood Cliffs, NJ in Late 1979. Riding high off of the success of their fourth album “Secret Omen” and the back to back hits “I Just Want To Be” (#3 R&B) and “Sparkle” (#10 R&B), Cameo quickly return to the studio in the Fall of 1979 to record the follow up. The resulting album sees nine piece R&B/Funk band enjoying their first taste of pop crossover success, and becoming their best seller to date. It spins off two singles including “We’re Goin’ Out Tonight” (#11 R&B) and “Shake Your Pants” (#10 R&B). The album also marks the final appearance of vocalist Wayne Cooper, whose distinctive falsetto vocals are heard on several of Cameo’s hits (including the two singles from “Cameosis”), leaving the band after the albums release for an abortive attempt at a solo career. Cooper passes away in 1984 at the age of 28. The album is remastered and reissued on CD in 1996. “Cameosis” spends two weeks at number one on the Billboard R&B album chart, peaking at number twenty five on the Top 200, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.