THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
87-Grandmaster Flash-The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel.
1981-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 5.39.The kids today don’t know there born.This is how granddad had to get the party started.
Grandmaster Flash(see also best songs 523 and 290) was born Joseph Saddler,1st January,1958 in Bridgetown,Barbados,his family emigrated to the Bronx,New York when he was still very young.
If you were born after 1985 your probably listening to this song and wondering what the fuss is all about,after all it’s just a bunch of songs mixed together.Well the fact is,it was the first song ever made by mixing different tracks together in order to create a new song.It also introduced sampling and the cutting and scratching techniques that were the hallmarks of early Hip-Hop.
Today anybody with a computer and the correct software can create their own music,but that technology was not available back in 1981.In order to achieve what Grandmaster Flash did required three turntables,a mixer,headphones,a complete knowledge of the music he was mixing and endless hours of practise.
There was no editing on this track,Grandmaster Flash recorded it live in one take.His unique foresight and DJ skills can not be overstated,especially in the genres of Hip-Hop and Dance Music.
Some of the artists and songs featured on this track include,Chic with Good Times(see also best songs 175,) Blondie with Rapture,the Sugarhill Gang with 8th Wonder and The Hellers with Life Story.
‘Fab Five Freddie told me everybody’s high,DJ’s spinnin’ are savin’ my mind.Flash is fast,Flash is cool,Francois sez fas,Flashe no do.
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