Fifty-five LPs hand-selected by DJ Kool Herc. Curated from his personal collection of 1000s of vinyl and which he used repeatedly throughout the 1970s–1980s and chosen to represent the breadth of music that influenced his early DJ style. Including Simon and Garfunkel: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme; The Beatles: The Magical Mystery Tour; Rolling Stones: Beggar’s Banquet; Stevie Wonder: Where I’m Coming From; James Brown: Hell; Isaac Hayes: Tough Guys and Billy Joel: Piano Man; Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run; Michael Jackson: Off the Wall; and others
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Joan Baez: In Concert Part One (VRS-9112, 1964)
The Beatles: Beatles ’65 (Capitol Records-ST 2228, 1965)
The Beatles: The Early Beatles (Capitol Records-ST-2309,1965)
The Rolling Stones: December’s Children (London Records-LL-3451, 1965)
Simon and Garfunkel: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (SBPG 62860,1966)
Cream: Disraeli Gears (ATCo Records- SD 33-232, 1967)
The Beatles: The Magical Mystery Tour (Capitol Records- MAL 2835, 1967)
SOUNDTRACK: SOUNDTRACK TCB: Supremes and Temptations (Motown- MS-682, 1968)
The Rolling Stones: Beggars Banquet (London Records- PS 539, 1968)
Joni Mitchell: Clouds (Reprise Records- RS- 6341, 1969)
Blind Faith: Blind Faith ( ATCO Records- SD0 33-304, 1969)
The Band: The Band (Capitol Records-STAO-132, 1969)
Bob Dylan: Self-Portrait (Columbia-C2X 30050, 1970)
The Grateful Dead: Vintage Dead (Sunflower (11)-SUN-5001, 1970)
The Guess Who: American Woman (BMG Entertainment-07863, 1970)
The Rolling Stones: Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out (London Records-NPS-5, 1970)
Elton John: Madman Across the Water (DJM RECORDS (2)-DJLH 420, 1971)
Stevie Wonder: Where I’m Coming From (Tamala Motown-STML 111, 1971)
Jeff Beck Group: Rough and Ready (EMB-31546, 1971)
Lee Michaels: 5th ( SP-4302, 1971)
Paul Simon: Paul Simon (Columbia- CR 30750, 1972)
J. Geils Band: Live Full House (Altantic-SD 7241, 1972)
Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street (CBS-450196 1, 1972)
The Kinks: Everybody’s in Show Biz (RCA VICTOR-DPS 2035, 1972)
Fleetwood Mac: Mystery to Me (MP 2158, 1973)
Isley Brothers: The Greatest Hits (T-Neck0 Ten F 83011, 1973)
Billy Joel: Piano Man (Columbia-KC 32544,1973)
Traffic: Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory (Island Records-ILPS 9224, 1973)
The Allman Brothers Band: Brothers and Sisters (Capicorn Records-M50111, 1973)
Little Feat: Dixie Chicken (Warner Bros Records- BS 2686, 1973)
Steely Dan: Countdown to Ecstasy (ABC Records- ABCX-779, 1973)
The Kinks: The Great Lost Kinks Album (Reprise Records-MS 2127, 1973)
Linda Ronstadt: Don’t Cry Now (Asulym Records- SD 5064, 1973)
Eric Clapton: 460 Ocean Boulevard (RSO-SO- 1974, 1974)
Daryl Hall and John Oates: War Babies (Atlantic-SD-18109, 1974)
Isaac Hayes: Tough Guys (Enterprise- ENS-7504, 1974)
Fleetwood Mac: Heros are Hard to Find (Reprise Records-MS 2196, 1974)
Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run (Columbia- PC 33795, 1975)
Babe Ruth: Stealin’ Home (Capitol Records- ST- 11451, 1975)
Diana Ross: Diana Ross I(Motown-M6-861S1, 1976)
Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (BSK 3010, 1977)
Daryl Hall and John Oates: Beauty on a Back Street (RCA Victor-AFL1-2300, 1977)
Dave Mason: Let it Flow (Columbia-PC 34680,1977)
Lynyrd Skinner: Street Survivors (MCA Records-MCA-3029, 1977)
SOUNDTRACK: Saturday Night Fever (Rso- RS-2-4001,1977)
Frankie Valli: The Greatest Hits (K-Tel-NU 9350, 1977)
Sam & Dave: Sweet and Funky Gold (Gusto Records (2)-GT-0045, 1978)
Linda Ronstadt: Living in the USA (ASULYM RECORDS- 6E-155,1978)
Patti Smith Group: Easter (ARISTA-AB4171, 1978)
Creative Source: Migration (SRA-8035, 1974) (placed by DJ Kool Herc within the record sleeve for Best of Sugar Hill Gang)
Michael Jackson: Off the Wall (EPIC-FE 35745, 1979)
Davie Bowie: Lodger (RCA VICTOR- AQL103254, 1979)
James Brown: Soul Syndrome (Vogue-540001, 1980)
Michael Jackson: Thriller (EPIC- EPC 85930, 1982)
Run D.M.C.: Run D.M.C ( Pro-1202, 1984)

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