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Grandmaster Flash

Joseph Saddler also known as Grandmaster Flash, is an old school hip hop musician and DJ; one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting, and mixing.

He has been credited with the invention of the first crossfade by sourcing parts from a junkyard in the Bronx. It was initially an On/Off toggle switch from an old microphone that he transformed into a left/right switch which allowed him to switch from one turntable to another; switch from record one to record two…

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Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five – The Message (1982)

the message

01. She’s Fresh
02. It’s Nasty
03. Scorpio
04. It’s a Shame
05. Dreamin’
06. You Are
07. The Message

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (1983)

the furious five

01. White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It)
02. The Party Mix
03. The Message
04. New York New York
05. Freedom
06. The Wheels Of Steel (Medley)
07. It’s Nasty (Genius Of Love)

They Said It Couldn’t Be Done (1985)

they said it couldnt be done

01. Girls Love The Way He Spins
02. Joint Is Jumpin’
03. Rock The House
04. Jailbait
05. Sign Of The Times
06. Larry’s Dance Theme
07. Who’s That Lady
08. Alternate Groove
09. Paradise

The Source (1986)

the source

01. Street Scene
02. Style (Peter Gunn Theme)
03. Ms. Thang
04. P.L.U. (Peace, Love And Unity)
05. Throwin’ Down
06. Behind Closed Doors
07. Larry’s Dance Theme (Part 2)
08. Lies
09. Fastest Man Alive
10. Freelance

Ba-Dop-Boom-Bang (1987)

ba-dop-boom-bang

01. Ain’t We Funkin’ Now
02. U Know What Time It Is
03. Underarms
04. Kid Named Flash
05. Get Yours
06. Them Jeans
07. We Will Rock You
08. All Rapped Up
09. Tear The Roof Off
10. Big Black Caddy
11. House That Rocked
12. Bus Dis [Wood]
13. I Am Somebody
14. Ain’t We Funkin’ Now [Reprise]

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – On The Strength (1988)

on the strength

01. Gold
02. Cold In Effect
03. Yo Baby
04. On The Strength
05. The King
06. Fly Girl
07. Magic Carpet Ride
08. Leave Here
09. This Is Where You Got It From
10. The Boy Is Dope

Grandmaster Flash Presents: Salsoul Jam 2000 (1997)

salsoul jam 2000

01. Intro
02. Runaway
03. Hit and Run
04. High
05. Love Thang
06. Spring Rain
07. Dr. Love
08. Checkin’ You Out
09. Make up Your Mind
10. I Got My Mind Made Up
11. Just the Right Size
12. My Love Is Free
13. Ooh I Love It (Love Break)
14. Let’s Celebrate
15. Call Me
16. Slap Slap Lickety Lack
17. Let No Man Put Asunder
18. Love Sensation
19. Here’s to You
20. Ten Percent

Flash Is Back (1998)

flash is back

01. Groove To Get Down
02. Gotta Get Busy
03. Whatever The Hell It’s Working
04. This Is The Way
05. Sex On The Scratch
06. Coolcuts
07. Let’s Have Some Action
08. Flash Is Back (Danielson For Skint Mix)
09. Little Bit Of Flash (Midfield General Skint Mix)
10. Brothers Be Fronting
11. Flashes Theme
12. Dance To The Beat (Grandmaster Flash Vs Stretch & Vern)

Essential Mix Classic Edition (2002)

essential mix classic edition

01. I Can’t Wait – Nu Shooz
02. I Found Lovin’ – Fatback Band
03. Before I Let Go – Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly
04. We Got The Funk – Positive Force
05. Rapture – Blondie
06. Last Night A DJ Saved My Life – Indeep
07. Cavern – Liquid Liquid
08. I’ll Do Anything For You – Denroy Mrogan
09. Bra – Cymande
10. Walking On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge
11. Rock Your World – Weeks & Co.
12. Love Is The Message – MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees
13. Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose – James Brown
14. It’s Just Begun – Jimmy Castor Bunch
15. You’re The One For Me – D Train
16. Planet Rock – Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force

The Official Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash (2002)

official adventures of grandmaster flash

01. Intro – The Turntable Scientist
02. Grandmaster Flash Turntable Mix – Flash Tears The Roof Off
03. The Mexican – Babe Ruth
04. Grandmaster Flash Live At The T-Connection ’79
05. Grandmaster Flash Turntable Mix – Flash Got More Bounce
06. Trans Europe Express – Kraftwerk
07. Grandmaster Flash Interview – Females
08. Do What You Gotta Do – Eddie Drennon & The BBS Orchestra
09. Grandmaster Flash Turntable Mix – Freestyle Mix
10. Grandmaster Flash Live At The Disco Convention ’82
11. Computer Games – Yellow Magic Orchestra
12. Grandmaster Flash Interview – Set It Off
13. Grandmaster Flash Turntable Mix – Get Off Your Horse & Jam!
14. Bonus Track

Essential Cuts (2005)

essential cuts

01. Adventures On The Wheels Of Steel
02. Freedom
03. Message (Ft Furious Five)
04. It’s Nasty (Genius Of Love Version)
05. New York New York
06. Scorpio
07. White Lines (Don’t Do It) (Ft Melle Mel)
08. Dreamin’
09. Birthday Party
10. She’s Fresh
11. It’s A Sheme (Mt Airy Groove)
12. Flash To The Beat
13. You Are

The Bridge: Concept Of A Culture (2009)

bridge concept culture

01. Welcome
02. Shine All Day ft. Q-Tip, Kel Spencer & Jumz (Sam Webster Remix)
03. We Speak Hip Hop ft. Afasi, Kase. O, Maccho, Abass & KRS One
04. Here Comes My DJ ft. DJ Kool & DJ Demo
05. Bounce Back ft. Busta Rhymes [Explicit]
06. Swagger ft. Red Café, Snoop Dogg & Lynda Carter
07. What If ft. KRS One
08. Unanswered
09. Tribute To The Breakdancer ft. MC Supernatural
10. Grown & Sexy ft. Mr. Cheeks
11. When I Get There ft. Big Daddy Kane & Hedonis Da Amazon
12. Connection
13. I Got Sumthin’ To Say ft. Lordikim, Jay-Flo & Almighty Thor
14. Can I Take You Higher ft. Mr. Cheeks, Grandmaster Caz & Tito
15. Unpredictable ft. Big Daddy Kane & Syndee
16. Those Chix ft. Byata, Princess Superstar, Hedonis Da Amazon & Syndee
17. Bronx Bombers ft. Almighty Thor, Lordikim & Mann Child
18. Zuka The Sound
19. Oh Man ft. Syndee & Natacha Atlas