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The Tuff City Sessions

by Pumpkin

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    1 Grandmaster Caz– Mister Bill 5:25
    2 Grandmaster Caz– Yvette 5:02
    3 Spoonie Gee– Spoon Spoon Spoonie Gee 6:26
    4 Traedonya– The Boogaloo 3:10
    5 Traedonya– Sixteen 5:19
    6 MC New York– Good Morning Mr. Phelps 3:07
    7 MC New York– I Am New York 4:45
    8 Funkmaster Wizard Wiz– Put That Head Out 6:45
    9 Puffy Dee– Joe Blow 5:12
    10 Spoonie Gee– Get Loose 3:05
    11 Pumpkin– Pumpkin's Groove 3:09
    12 Funkmaster Wizard Wiz– Crack It Up (Instrumental) 5:52

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The late Errol "Pumpkin" Bedward was a legendary multi-instrument arranger (best known as a drummer) behind a lot of records on Enjoy, Profile and Tuff City, and, most famously, performed the "disco-skip" on Spoonie Gee's "Love Rap." Incredible funk back tracks, each one unique--unlike other bands at the time ('79, '80, '81, etc.) whose tracks are so infectious. He was also a drum machine innovator, recognized as "king of the beats" before Mantronik. One of Pumpkin's nastiest pieces is the "instrumental" B-side to Fantasy Three's "Biters in The City," which, with its haunting Vocoder drone is anything but instrumental. They also use a flanged-type vocoder effect later on the "instrumental."

In Groups: Pumpkin & Friends, Pumpkin & The All-stars, Triad, Orange Krush, B Flat Blvd, The Smokin Commission, Sandra Williams & The Force, Entouch

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released April 12, 2022

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Tuff City Records New York, New York

Originally rooted in hip-hop, Tuff City has transitioned its focus toward rescuing thousands of blues, jazz, funk, soul and R&B treasures from obscurity, thus creating several specialized reissue imprints devoted to music of the highest caliber.

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