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Always Read The Label - Sugar Hill Records

Always Read The Label - Sugar Hill Records

Playing tracks by

The Sugarhill Gang, Sylvia, Funky 4 + 1, The Sequence, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5 and more.

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global old school hip hop chart, 4th in the global hip-hop/rap chart, 9th in the global r&b chart, 11th in the global pop chart and 20th in the global hip hop chart.

For Episode 8, BBC broadcaster Cerys Matthews profiles the iconic Sugar Hill Records, its pioneering label chief Sylvia Robinson and how the label changed the face of modern music with journalist and storyteller Dan Charnas, Sonos Radio's own Black Is Black host Lindsey Caldwell and author/cultural scholar Dr. Todd Boyd.

Always Read The Label is an audio series, showcasing some of the greatest and most innovative record labels in the world. Each episode will tell a potted history of an iconic label and shine a spotlight on some of the incredible artists that have been associated with them.

Hosted by broadcaster and musician Cerys Matthews, we’ll take a sonic journey through some of the best back catalogues on the planet and hear the stories behind the music.

Always Read the Label is produced in partnership with Spiritland Productions and can be first heard Sound System on Sonos Radio.

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