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Cosmic Jams Vol.35

Cosmic Jams Vol.35

Playing tracks by

CAT STEVENS, SPECIAL REQUEST, JELLYBEAN, FEARLESS FOUR, WARP 9 and more.

Was dog a doughnut?

Cosmic Jams 35 is a kind of special edition as it starts off with the first British Electro Funk record by Cat Stevens from 1977. This is quite remarkable as it pre dates Planet Rock by 5 years. 'Was Dog A Doughnut' would prove to be a major influence on the emerging New York Hip Hop and Electro Funk scene as the beginning of this mix shows. 'Salsa Smurf' incorporates the baseline from 'Was Dog..' and the beat from 'Trans Europe Express' (also from 1977). Then we have Jellybean's straight up cover featuring non other than Nile rodgers on guitar and the excellent 'It's Magic' a Rap version by the Fearless Four. Also worth mentioning for Jonzun Crew fans is Marice Starr's ultra rare and ultra excellent 'Computer Rock Control' the bluprint that would develop into Pac Jam.

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