Raheem Hershel ‎– Gotta Have The Pokey

Crème Organization ‎– Crème 12-11
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 08 51290 20 1A1 CREME 12-11
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 08 51290 20 1A1 CREME 12-11

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Crème 12-11 Raheem Hershel Gotta Have The Pokey(9xFile, FLAC, EP) Crème Organization Crème 12-11 Netherlands 2003
Crème 12-11 Raheem Hershel Gotta Have The Pokey(12", Ltd, Promo, W/Lbl) Crème Organization Crème 12-11 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
CremeClassics01 Raheem Hershel Gotta Have The Pokey(12", RE) Crème Organization CremeClassics01 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version


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June 5, 2017
Photo is by John H. White, "Men pose on a South Side street" (1974)


February 19, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Funny. When I found this record yesterday in a store in The Hague there was only one track that sounded like Legowelt to me, for the rest I was completely convinced that it's some obscure chicago guy I never heard of. Especially the a-side give's that impression. That is, if you're jumping through the vinyl not noticing the rather well-known vocals that are quite typical for Wolfers ;)


July 31, 2013

i dont see anything novelty or ironic about this release though there is some humour in a lot of danny wolfers tracks. maybe chicagoans dont get it when skinny nerd europeans make chicago house? me on the other hand totally get it. love this release.


January 24, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

This is what I'd call a novelty acid record. Not sure it was ever intended for the dancefloor. If it was played somewhere, I'd hope that everyone was wearing ironic t-shirts to match the ironic beats. As a native Chicagoan and a lover of most things acid, this record has never really moved me hence it's inevitable home in the used bin at Gramaphone Records. So long...


April 21, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

"Raheem" (Danny Wolfers aka Legowelt aka Polarius) set out to pay homage to the chicago acid sound and in doing so takes another small step forward. The interpretation comes out funkier and far more interesting having been run through the Hague filter. Great musical things happen when you drop your proverbial chocolate into my peanut butter.


April 5, 2004
Though it may be self-conscious, this is a still a grimy, '85 style Chicago warehouse record a la early Steve Poindexter, Paul Johnson, Armando, et. al.,
and he shows a great respect and love for that era of midwest lo-tech floorslammers.