Man Parrish ‎– Man Parrish

Importe/12 ‎– MP-320
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop)
Keyboards [Additional] – John RobieWritten-By – J. Robie*, R.A. Rodriguez*
A2 In The Beginning
Written-By – R.A. Rodriguez*
A3 Man Made
Keyboards [Additional] – Robbie KilgoreWritten-By – R.A. Rodriguez*
A4 Together Again
Saxophone – James McElwaine*Vocals [Additional] – Cherry Vanilla, Michael Harron, Michael RudetskyWritten-By – M. Rudetsky*
A5 Hip Hop, Be Bop (Part 2)
Written-By – J. Robie*, R.A. Rodriguez*
B1 Six Simple Synthesizers
Keyboards [Additional] – Robbie KilgorePercussion [Additional] – Steve KroonVocals [Additional] – Klaus Nomi
B2 Techno Trax 4:12
B3 Street Clap 2:11
B4 Heatstroke
Keyboards [Additional] – Robbie KilgorePercussion [Additional] – Steve KroonVocals [Additional] – The Rain Sisters

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Special Audiophile Pressing
Basic Tracks recorded at Man Made Productions
Additional Tracks and Mix Engineered at Vanguard Recording Studios.
Plated at Europadisk Ltd.
Klaus Nomi appears courtesy of Spindizzy Music, Inc.
Cherry Vanilla appear courtesy of Man Made Productions.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Etchings Side A): MP-320-1 MASTERING BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK HERbiE Jr :^) m2 EDP s17
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Etchings Side B): MP-320-2 MASTERING BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK HERbiE Jr :^) EDP M1 s#15
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
810 733-1 Man Parrish Man Parrish(LP, Album) Importe/12 810 733-1 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
SPL1-7412 Man Parrish Man Parrish(LP, Album) RCA Victor SPL1-7412 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
763 613, 763.613 Man Parrish Man Parrish(LP, Album) RKM, RKM 763 613, 763.613 France 1983 Sell This Version
POLD 5101 Man Parrish Man Parrish(LP, Album) Polydor POLD 5101 UK 1982 Sell This Version
M/S 2343-6 Man Parrish Hip Hop Bee Bop(LP) Peerless M/S 2343-6 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version


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April 18, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
I'd put 'Six Simple Synthesizers' and 'Man Made' forward as two of the best vocoder electro tracks ever.


March 22, 2009

One of the few classic early 80's electro albums, and one of the few big '82 electro projects that Arthur Baker was not credited as being involved in; nevertheless John Robie appears. "Hip Hop Be-Bop" became the massive international electro hit, and is one of the timeless pieces of the era. Interestingly, you can see exactly how little Man Parrish fit into the "hip hop" mold by viewing the video for this track; this is American futurist electro, not something easily lumped into the amalgam called "hip hop." This rather consistent and groundbreaking album features several of the Disconet/Importe-12 crew, including Raul A. Rodriguez (producer and mixer best known for "In The Bottle" and "Uphill (Peace of Mind)"), and Vanguard producer Mark Berry, who is known for Alisha's productions among others. Yet another electro essential.