Various ‎– The Urban All Stars

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Urban (2) ‎– URBX 23, Urban (2) ‎– 887 841-1
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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Die-cut picture sleeve. Also released in full sleeve Various - The Urban All Stars

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drum-beats

drum-beats

February 3, 2008

Urban All Stars is one of the best rare groove EP's out there; The track called "It Began In Africa" mixed by Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim) is one of the best master pieces of the Cut & Paste Era, along with Coldcut's "Say kid's what time is it ?" and Double Dee & Steinski's "Lessons". The Original sample of "It Began In Africa" comes from a very rare spoken word album from 1974 by "Jim Ingram" called "Drum Beat"... a must have for any Dj/Producer.
dj808

dj808

February 11, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

Before Fatboy Slim became Fatboy Slim he was called Norman Cook. It's under this name that he mixed together the Jackson Sisters "I Believe In Miracles" with Maceo & The Macks "Cross The Track" in to one great funky track.
The track begins with the sound of jungle drums and the vocal sample: "It began in Afrika, the jungle beat; that's where it all began." This sample was also used many years later by the Chemical Brothers for their mega hit "It Began In Afrika"
The Urban All Stars track is Norman Cooke’s personal ode to the funk and African rhythms. And it's also one of my favourite tracks.