Sources: The Streetwise Records Anthology

Various Artists

Sources: The Streetwise Records Anthology

Various Artists

Sources: The Streetwise Records Anthology

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD, Digital • Date: 20/11/2015 Cat#: HURTXCD136 • Barcode: 5014797021365 • Genre: Dance

Track Listing

  1. Walking On Sunshine (Original 12"" Mix) - Rockers Revenge
  2. Jet Set (Original 12"" Mix) - Dr John
  3. Crash Goes Love (Original 12"" Mix) - Loleatta Holloway
  4. Don't Take Your Love Away (Original 12"" Mix) - Pushé
  5. Music Is The Answer (Original 12"" Mix) - Colonel Abrams
  6. Use Me Lose Me (Original 12"" Mix) - Paul Simpson Connection
  7. Happiness Is Just Around The Bend (Original 12"" Mix) - Cuba Gooding
  8. Got The Hots (Original 12"" Mix) - Cuba Gooding
  9. Rock To Rock (Original 12"" Mix) - Citispeak
  10. Ease Your Mind (Original 12"" U.S. Remix) - Touchdown
  11. Where Is My Man (Original 12"" Mix) - Eartha Kitt
  1. I.O.U. (Original 12"" Mix) - Freeez
  2. Candy Girl (Original 12"" Mix) - New Edition
  3. Confusion (Original 12"" Mix) - New Order
  4. Pass The Beat (Original Album Version) - New Edition
  5. Be My Girl (Original 12"" Mix) - Pee Wee
  6. All In Fun (Original 12"" Mix) - Nyhtjar
  7. The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (Original 12"" Dominant Mix) - Dominatrix
  8. In The Night (Original 12""Dub Mix) - Zenobia
  9. Girls Night Out (Original 12"" Mix) - Ladies Choice
  10. Coldblooded (Original 12""Dub Mix) - Al Baby Green
  1. Funky Soul Makossa (Original 12"" Mix) - Nairobi & The Awesome Foursome
  2. Sucker DJs (I Will Survive) (Original 12"" Mix) - Dimples D
  3. Funky Breakdown (Original 12"" Mix) - Awesome Foursome
  4. Bop Till I Drop (Original 12"" Bop Mix) - Larrice
  5. See The Light/Feel The Heat (Original 12"" Mix) - Air Force 1
  6. Rise Up (Original 12"" Dub Rise Mix) - Moja Nya
  7. I Don't Need Your Handouts (Original 12"" Instrumental Mix) - Citispeak feat Jeanne Harris
  8. Who You Stealin' From (Original 12"" Mix) - Guru
  9. What Are We Gonna Do? (Original 12"" Mix) - Ultimate 3 MCs
  10. Roxanne's A Man (The Untold Story) (Original 12"" Mix) - Ralph Rolle
  11. Scratch Goes My Dub (Original 12"" Dub Mix) - Freeez
  12. It's Yours (Original Radio Mix) - T La Rock & Jazzy Jay
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About this release

Sources is a brand new series which will examine the output of a number of extremely influential independent U.S. labels throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

The ninth release in the Sources series focuses on one of the more unique New York independent record labels of the early to mid-1980s. Originally created by producer extraordinaire Arthur Baker, the label managed a dazzling array of hit records from the start with huge international smashes by Rockers Revenge, Freeeze and New Edition. The label was also responsible for signing some left-field records like Dr John’s “Jet Set”, the weird and wonderful Dominatrix with “The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight and even New Order with “Confusion”, displaying a wide-reaching grasp of different styles. No record was too bizarre for Streetwise who licensed in the pumping jazz-funk of Touchdown’s “Ease Your Mind” and
even Eartha Kitt’s Gay anthem “Where Is My Man”. The label dominated the U.S. and U.K. Dance charts with a plethora of releases like Colonel Abrams early Garage anthem “Music Is The Answer”, Cuba Gooding’s fantastic re-make of “Happiness Is Just Around The Bend” and even veteran diva Loleatta Holloway with the brittle “Crash Goes Love”. They were also in early on the Rap/Hip-Hop scene with Dimples D, Guru and T La Rock & Jazzy Jay.

As with all Sources releases, this is another deep dip into New York club culture and Streetwise was pretty much as close to the streets as the name suggests.