Various ‎– Sounds Of New York, U.S.A. Volume 1 (The Big Break Rapper Party)

Vinyl, LP, Compilation, White Jacket

Companies, etc.



■ A Spoonin Gee
■ Tune Spoonin RAP
■ The Big Rapper Break
■ The Rapper Meets the Rapper at the Rap Session

A1, A3, A4, B1-B3: Published by Sound Around Town, B.M.I.
A2: Published by Sound Around Town/Catherine Music, B.M.I.

Super J "Santa's Rap Party" is credited on cover (and on label as "Santa Rap"), but does not appear on the vinyl.

On the cover:
Track A4 artist (Johnson Products) is incorrectly spelt as "Jonnson Product". Track B3 artist (Willie Wood & Willie Wood Crew) is incorrectly shown as "Woody Wood & The Wood Crew". Track B3 title is incorrectly shown as "Woody Rap".

On the label:
Harvey Miller and Lonnie Johnson are incorrectly shown as having produced all tracks. Track A4 is shown as "Johnson Jump".

Labels printed on correct sides. Other copies exist with misprinted labels that show the side A matrix number with the side B tracklist and visa versa.

There is another variation that has a black jacket with white text, but is otherwise identical to this version.

An advertisement in the March 15 edition of Billboard Magazine indicates that this compilation was likely released either before or during the first quarter of 1980.

This issue comes release in a white jacket with black text.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label): 710 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label): 710 B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout): 710A F/W NY HP
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout): 710B F/W NY HP
  • Rights Society: BMI