Beat Street: Beat Street (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Vinyl LP)
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Beat Street: Beat Street (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Vinyl LP)

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Limited edition 180 gram vinyl LP pressing. The classic 1984 major motion picture Beat Street centered around the New York City hip hop culture of the early 1980s while the film's integral soundtrack was produced by the legendary Harry Belafonte and helped not only jumpstart the rap, breakdance and freestyle movements but the careers of many of it's pioneering artists like Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Arthur Baker as well. The film and soundtrack take you back to the early-80s when breakdancing and freestyle music was becoming a phenomenon not to mention very influential on radio and popular culture. Featuring the brilliant lead off track Beat Street Breakdown by old school greats Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five, Frantic Situation by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force, Juicy and Eumir Deodato's Beat Street Strut and the powerful Cuban balladry of Ruben Blades on Tu Carino/Carmen's Theme. Beat Street Breakdown Grandmaster Melle Mel ; the Furious 5 Melvin Glover Reggie Griffin Melle Mel Sylvia Robinson 6:48, Baptise the Beat the System David Frank Mic Murphy David Frank Michael Murphy 4:25, Strangers in a Strange World (Love Theme from Beat Street) Jenny Burton ; Patrick Jude Jake Holmes Jake Holmes 4:25, Frantic Situation Afrika Bambaataa the Soul Sonic Force Shango Arthur Baker Leroi Evans Ray Serrano Afrika Bambaataa Aasim William Henderson Ellis Williams John Miller Robert Allen Wilfred Fowler Arthur Baker 5:04, Beat Street Strut Juicy Milton G. Barnes Katreese Barnes Eumir Deodato 5:00, Us Girls Sharon Green Lisa Counts ; Debbie D Debora Hooper Lisa Counts Ross Levinson Sharon Green Harry Belafonte 3:52, This Could Be the Night Cindy Mizelle Arthur Baker Carl Sturken Chris Lord-Alge Evan Rogers Tina Baker Arthur Baker 4:53, Breaker's Revenge Arthur Baker Arthur Baker Arthur Baker 4:42