History of the megamix: Scratchmasters Jam

Continuing the preservation of 80s megamixing history, Phunkula presents the New York Scratchmasters Jam series of bootlegs that were released as mostly one-sided 12"s back in 1984-1985. These were better mixed and multi-tracked than the Scratch Party Series and still rock harder than AC/DC to this day. The standout is the Beatbox release (vol 5) with its multi-tracked classic electro goodness. Those were the days, skipping class, taking the bus downtown to pick up the latest Scratchmaster bootleg. Props to Disco Patrick for the label scans. Click on the pics to leech.

Scratchmasters Jam #1
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Laid Back - White Horse
Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
Deele - Body Talk
Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Until You Get Enough
Globe And Whiz Kid - Play That Beat
Art Of Noise - Beat Box
Davy DMX - One For The Treble
Xena - On The Upside

Scratchmasters Jam #2 
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Cameo - Strange
Malcolm McLaren - World Famous
Art Of Noise - Beat Box
Klymaxx - I Need A Man
Hashim - Al Naayfyiish
Newclues - Jam On It
Orbit - The Beat Goes On
Pretty Tony - Fix It In The Mix
Midnight Starr - No Parking On The Dance Floor

Scratchmasters Jam #3: Scratchmasters Revenge 
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Aleem - Release Yourself
Mikki - Love Emergency
The Time - Jungle Love
Debbie Deb - When I Hear Music
The Future - Nuclear Holocaust
Newcleus - Computer Age
Invisibles - Donkey Kong
Section 25 - Looking From A Hilltop

Scratchmasters Jam #4: The Rap 
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Whodini - Friends
Kurtis Blow - AJ Scratch
Kurtis Blow - 10 Million Stories
Fat Boys - Fat Boys
Fresh 3 MCs - Fresh
B-Fats - The Wop
Whodini - 5 Minutes Of Funk
Pumpkin - King Of The Beat
Masterdon Committee - Funkbox

Scratchmasters Jam #5: The Beatbox 
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Beat Box Acapella
Sylvester - Rock The Box
Section 25 - Looking Over The Hilltop
Pretty Tony - Jam The Box
File 13 - Taste So Good
Afrika Bambaataa - Planet Rock
Captain Rock - Captain Rock to the Future Shock
Numbers - Kraftwerk
Paul Hardcastle - King Tut
Debbie Deb - Lookout Weekend
David Van Tiegham - These Things Happen
Guru - Who U Stealin From
Mikki - Love Emergency
Hashim - Al Naafyish
Hashim - Were Rockin The Planet

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, did you make the tracklists? are they complete?
btw: absolutely KILLER mixes!

11:13 AM, June 03, 2005  
Blogger p said...

The track lists are not 100% complete - at least I have not verified them. Most tracks should be included though, perhaps not in the correct order. The lists are a combination from various sources and I did change some of it where I spotted errors ...

5:58 PM, June 03, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man those mixes are "DEF"! I got'em all! I was curious about a particular song in "Scratchmasters Jam #3: Scratchmasters Revenge" at exactly 4:37 a song comes on and I've always wanted to know Artist/Title of it.

Here is the track I cut out of the mix @ 4:37 in hopes to find the Artist/Title

Unknow Jam:

3:02 PM, November 09, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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10:45 PM, November 17, 2005  
Anonymous Karlanga's said...

the mix have this track list :

Beat Box acapella
Sylvester-Rock The Box
Section 25-Looking Over The Hilltop
Pretty Tony-Jam The Box
File 13-Taste So Good
Afrika Bambaataa-Planet Rock
Captain Rock- Captain Rock to the Future Shock
Paul Hardcastle-King Tut
Debbie Deb-Lookout Weekend
David Van Tiegham-These Things Happen
Guru-Who U Stealin From
Mikki-Love Emergency
Hashim-Al Naafyish
Hashim-Were Rockin The Planet
this is correct and right.

7:47 PM, September 14, 2007  
Blogger p said...

The track in the Scratchmasters Jam #3: Scratchmasters Revenge mix that starts at 4:37 is Section 25's Looking From A Hilltop.

3:50 PM, February 23, 2011  
Blogger Mr.Brown said...

A huge massive thanks for these - taking me way back.

4:48 PM, August 06, 2011  

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