AFRIKA BAMBAATAA live on BFBS 1983
We just entered the 90s on Not Rock on, so here is Hip-Hop from the early 80s!
In my post on John Cale I already mentioned Alan Bangs, famous night-talker on the german airwaves. He worked for BFBS, the radio service for british troops in Germany and also for German TV on Rockpalast. His show was always very personal, and always very informative. He knew how to combine personal interest with what the people would want to hear. In this special night he had guests, I think he did not know what to exactly expect from them.
AFRIKA BAMBAATAA (sometimes spelled Bambaata, but I could not find out exactly when he changed it) was on the Wheels of Steel (aka turntables) at BFBS HQ in February 1983. I asked them for the exact date, but did not receive an answer yet.
Alan Bangs was obviously not able to cope with the energy Bam, IKC and Mr. Biggs had to offer. I am a bit unsure about the identity of IKC, he says he was part of Funky Four + One. If I misheard it, it could also be Keith Keith or Keith Caesar, maybe you can help me out.
This is the tracklist, they played that night :
01 Trouble Funk - Trouble Funk express
02 Fab 5 Freddy ft. B-Side - Change the beat
03 Phase 2 - The Roxy
04 Don Henley - Dirty laundry
05 D-Train - D-Train
06 Planet Patrol - Play at your own risk
07 Soul Sonic Force - Planet rock
08 Bar-Kays - Do it
09 Instant Funk - No stoppin' that rockin'
10 Man Parrish - Six super synthesizers
11 Soul Sonic Force - Looking for the perfect beat
12 Mr. Biggs & IKC (maybe Keith from Funky Four) - Rap attack
01 Mr. Biggs & IKC (maybe Keith from Funky Four) - Rap attack
02 Falco - Der Kommissar
03 DeBarge Family - All this love
04 Nicodemus - Bone man connection
05 Michigan & Smiley - Diseases
07 Malcolm McLaren & World Supreme Team - Buffalo gals
08 Trouble Funk - Drop the bomb
09 Parliament - Flashlight
11 Smurf that body - unknown
13 Sly & the Family Stone - If you want me to stay
Anybody who can help filling in the gaps of the unknown tracks is welcome to leave a comment!
Here is the performance from that night in February 1983 (no further information available...)
Bambaataa at BFBS
Here are some songs by Bam & others: (12" with B-sides, from the early 80s)
Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force - Looking for the perfect beat 12"
Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force - Renegades of Funk
Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown - Unity 12"
Time Zone - Wild Style 12"
Time Zone - World destruction (ft. John Lydon)
G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid - Play that beat Mr. DJ
Grandmixer D.St. - Crazy cuts