Sugar Hill Records

Sugar Hill Records

Profile:
Seminal late 1970s/early 1980s rap label owned and operated by Sylvia Robinson and her husband Joe with financial back-up from Morris Levy and his Roulette Records that launched the careers of early hip-hop legends Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Treacherous Three and The Sugarhill Gang to worldwide exposure.

However, the label was also renowned for shady business practices (mainly the convoluted way it, as Sugar Hill's predecessor company All Platinum Records, acquired Chess Records in the late Seventies and routinely short-changing its roster on royalties). After some legal wrangling that occured after the label shut down in 1985, the Chess masters were sold to MCA Records.

In June 1995 Rhino Records Inc. and Castle Communications PLC purchased the "Sugar Hill Records" catalog from Joseph and Sylvia Robinson. Rhino controls the Sugar Hill catalog throughout North America, South America, Japan and the Caribbean islands, and Castle Communications the rest of the world. This catalog included the masters of such labels as Sugar Hill Records, All Platinum, Stang Records, Vibration, Jersey Connection, Willow (2), Turbo Records, Victory Records (2), Sweet Mountain Records, Platinum and Astroscope. Joseph and Sylvia remained proprietors of the related publishing rights, as well as the current album inventory. Through a series of acquisitions, the "rest of the world" catalog is now owned by BMG Rights Management.

Label Code: LC 6916
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
009 It's Too Hot For Revolution  album cover Mydolls It's Too Hot For Revolution(CD, Album) Not On Label 009 US 2015 Sell This Version
28 550-2 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five  album cover Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five(LP, Comp) Sugar Hill Records, Sonocord 28 550-2 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
40 382 4 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five  album cover Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five(LP, Comp, Club) Sugar Hill Records, SR International 40 382 4 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
95 105 White Lines (Don't Do It)  album cover Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel White Lines (Don't Do It)(CD, Single, Car) Carrere, Carrere 95 105 France 1989 Sell This Version
101260 Rapper's Delight  album cover Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101260 France 1979 Sell This Version
101280 We Got The Funk  album cover Positive Force We Got The Funk(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101280 France 1979 Sell This Version
101287 Funk You Up  album cover The Sequence Funk You Up(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101287 France 1979 Sell This Version
101303 Jam Jam (Rapper's Reprise)  album cover Sugarhill Gang Jam Jam (Rapper's Reprise)(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records 101303 France 1980 Sell This Version
101346 Super-Wolf Can Do It  album cover Super-Wolf Super-Wolf Can Do It(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101346 France 1980 Sell This Version
101363 Hot Hot Summer Day  album cover Sugarhill Gang Hot Hot Summer Day(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101363 France 1980 Sell This Version
101364 And You Know That Part 1 & 2  album cover The Sequence And You Know That Part 1 & 2(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101364 France 1980 Sell This Version
101365 Freedom Part 1& 2  album cover Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Freedom Part 1& 2(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101365 France 1980 Sell This Version
101432 8th Wonder  album cover Sugarhill Gang 8th Wonder(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101432 France 1980 Sell This Version
101448 Especially For You / People Get On Up  album cover Positive Force Especially For You / People Get On Up(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101448 France 1980 Sell This Version
101489 Shame, Shame, Shame  album cover Shirley & Company Shame, Shame, Shame(7", RE) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101489 France 1981 Sell This Version
101552 Let's Dance (Make Your Body Move)  album cover West Street Mob Let's Dance (Make Your Body Move) 101552 France 1981 Sell This Version
101568 Ahh Dance (Part I & II)  album cover Fine Quality Feat. Cuz Ahh Dance (Part I & II)(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101568 France 1981 Sell This Version
101591 Count On Me (Vocal & Instrumental)  album cover Candi Staton Count On Me (Vocal & Instrumental)(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101591 France 1982 Sell This Version
101618 Apache  album cover Sugar Hill Gang* Apache (Single) 101618 France 1981 Sell This Version
101646 It's Good To Be The Queen  album cover Sylvia* It's Good To Be The Queen(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101646 France 1982 Sell This Version
101657 Suspicious Minds  album cover Candi Staton Suspicious Minds(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101657 France 1982 Sell This Version
101696 The Message  album cover Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five The Message(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records 101696 France 1982 Sell This Version
101696 The Message  album cover Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five The Message(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records 101696 France 1982 Sell This Version
101740 Love Is A Game  album cover Harry Ray Love Is A Game(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records 101740 France 1982 Sell This Version
101783 New York New York  album cover Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five New York New York(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101783 France 1983 Sell This Version
101823 The Lover In You  album cover Sugarhill Gang The Lover In You(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101823 France 1983 Sell This Version
101841 Break Dance (Electric Boogie) Part 1 & 2  album cover West Street Mob Break Dance (Electric Boogie) Part 1 & 2(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue Productions 101841 France 1983 Sell This Version
101845 White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)  album cover Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101845 France 1983 Sell This Version
101903 Jesse  album cover Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel Jesse(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101903 France 1984 Sell This Version
101947 Livin' In The Fast Lane  album cover Sugarhill Gang Livin' In The Fast Lane(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101947 France 1984 Sell This Version
101959 I Can't Stop  album cover West Street Mob I Can't Stop(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records 101959 France 1984 Sell This Version
102044 Step Off  album cover Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five Featuring Cowboy & Scorpio (3) Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five Featuring Cowboy & Scorpio (3) - Step Off(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 102044 France 1985 Sell This Version
246 230-2 The Message  album cover Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five The Message(CD, Album, RE) Sugar Hill Records, Sugar Hill Records 246 230-2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
246 571-2 Rapper's Delight  album cover Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(CD, Mini, Single) Sugar Hill Records, TELDEC 246 571-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
246659-0 Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)  album cover Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)(12", Maxi) Sugar Hill Records 246659-0 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
246 799-2 The Message  album cover Grandmaster Flash The Message(CD, Mini, Comp) Sugar Hill Records 246 799-2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
247326-1 Rapper's Delight  album cover Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Maxi) Sugar Hill Records 247326-1 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
310816 Rapper's Delight  album cover Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310816 France 1979 Sell This Version
310824 Funk You Up  album cover The Sequence Funk You Up(12") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310824 France 1979 Sell This Version
310826 We Got The Funk  album cover Positive Force We Got The Funk(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310826 France 1979 Sell This Version
310829 Jam Jam (Rapper's Reprise)  album cover Sugarhill Gang Jam Jam (Rapper's Reprise)(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310829 France 1979 Sell This Version
310840 Super-Wolf Can Do It  album cover Super-Wolf Super-Wolf Can Do It(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310840 France 1980 Sell This Version
310845 Hot Hot Summer Day  album cover Sugarhill Gang Hot Hot Summer Day(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310845 France 1980 Sell This Version
310847 And You Know That  album cover The Sequence And You Know That(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310847 France 1980 Sell This Version
310850 Freedom  album cover Grandmaster Flash And The Furious 5* Freedom(12") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310850 France 1980 Sell This Version
310909 8th Wonder / Sugar Hill Groove  album cover Sugarhill Gang 8th Wonder / Sugar Hill Groove(12", Single, Ltd) Vogue, Sugar Hill Records 310909 France 1980 Sell This Version
310912 Especially For You / People Get On Up  album cover Positive Force Especially For You / People Get On Up(12", Single, Ltd) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310912 France 1980 Sell This Version
310916 Rap... Rap... Rap...  album cover Various Rap... Rap... Rap...(12", Single, Ltd) Vogue, Sugar Hill Records 310916 France 1981 Sell This Version
310917 The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel  album cover Grandmaster Flash The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel(12", Single, Ltd) Vogue, Sugar Hill Records 310917 France 1981 Sell This Version
310935 Apache / It's Nasty (Genius Of Love)  album cover Sugarhill Gang / Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five* Sugarhill Gang / Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five* - Apache / It's Nasty (Genius Of Love)(12", Single, Ltd) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310935 France 1981 Sell This Version
310939 It's Good To Be The Queen  album cover Sylvia* It's Good To Be The Queen(12", Single, Ltd) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310939 France 1982 Sell This Version
310953 The Message  album cover Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five The Message (Single) 310953 France 1982 Sell This Version
310971 Yes We Can-Can / Action  album cover Treacherous Three Yes We Can-Can / Action(12", Ltd) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310971 France 1983 Sell This Version
311008 The Lover In You  album cover Sugarhill Gang The Lover In You(12") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 311008 France 1982 Sell This Version
311014 White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)  album cover Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)(12", Single, Ltd) Vogue, Sugar Hill Records 311014 France 1983 Sell This Version
311016 Break Dance - Electric Boogie / Let Your Mind Be Free  album cover West Street Mob Break Dance - Electric Boogie / Let Your Mind Be Free(12", Single, Ltd) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 311016 France 1983 Sell This Version
311066 Beat Street / Internationally Known  album cover Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five Beat Street / Internationally Known 311066 France 1984 Sell This Version
311071 I Can't Stop  album cover West Street Mob I Can't Stop(12", Maxi) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 311071 France 1984 Sell This Version
311074 Livin' In The Fast Lane  album cover Sugarhill Gang Livin' In The Fast Lane(12") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 311074 France 1984 Sell This Version
311105 We Don't Work For Free  album cover Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five We Don't Work For Free(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 311105 France 1984 Sell This Version
311126 Step Off  album cover The Furious Five Step Off(12", Maxi) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 311126 France 1984 Sell This Version
311130 I'll Be Your Beasty  album cover Shonte'* I'll Be Your Beasty(12", Maxi) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 311130 France 1985 Sell This Version
311147 White Lines (U.K. Mastermix)   album cover Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five - White Lines (U.K. Mastermix) 311147 France 1984 Sell This Version
312128 We Got The Funk  album cover Positive Force We Got The Funk (Single) 312128 France 1979 Sell This Version
332982 Movement In Still Life  album cover BT Movement In Still Life(2xCD, Album) Festival Mushroom Records 332982 Australia & New Zealand 2000 Sell This Version
4.25644 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five  album cover Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (Comp) 4.25644 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
4.25790 Break Dance (Electric Boogie)  album cover West Street Mob Break Dance (Electric Boogie)(Cass, Album) Sugar Hill Records 4.25790 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
508.588 Sugarhill Gang  album cover Sugarhill Gang Sugarhill Gang(LP, Album, Gat) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 508.588 France 1980 Sell This Version
509185 A.B.C. Du Rap  album cover Sugarhill Gang A.B.C. Du Rap (Album) 509185 France Unknown Sell This Version
515020 More Real Folk Blues  album cover Muddy Waters More Real Folk Blues(LP, Album, RE) Chess, Vogue 515020 France Unknown Sell This Version
522001 White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)  album cover Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Featuring Melle Mel & Duke Bootee Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Featuring Melle Mel & Duke Bootee - White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)(LP, Comp) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 522001 France 1983 Sell This Version
522009 Breakin' And Smurfin'  album cover Various Breakin' And Smurfin'(LP, Comp) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 522009 France 1984 Sell This Version
522012 Greatest Rap Hits  album cover Various Greatest Rap Hits(LP, Comp) Vogue, Sugar Hill Records 522012 France 1984 Sell This Version
540017 8th Wonder  album cover The Sugarhill Gang* 8th Wonder(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 540017 France 1981 Sell This Version
540029 Nightlites  album cover Candi Staton Nightlites(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records 540029 France 1982 Sell This Version
540032 Drop The Bomb  album cover Trouble Funk Drop The Bomb(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 540032 France 1982 Sell This Version
540040 The Message  album cover Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five The Message(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 540040 France 1982 Sell This Version
540056 Rappin' Down Town  album cover Sugarhill Gang Rappin' Down Town(LP, Comp) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 540056 France 1983 Sell This Version
540061 Break Dance (Electric Boogie)  album cover West Street Mob Break Dance (Electric Boogie)(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 540061 France 1983 Sell This Version
540065 Crash Crew Meets Funky Four  album cover The Crash Crew / Funky Four* The Crash Crew / Funky Four* - Crash Crew Meets Funky Four(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 540065 France 1983 Sell This Version
540066 Whip It  album cover Treacherous Three Whip It(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 540066 France 1983 Sell This Version
540093 Drop The Bomb  album cover Trouble Funk Drop The Bomb(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 540093 France 1982 Sell This Version
540095 Livin' In The Fast Lane  album cover Sugarhill Gang Livin' In The Fast Lane(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 540095 France 1984 Sell This Version
540099 Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five  album cover Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 540099 France 1984 Sell This Version
540169 Positive Force  album cover Positive Force Positive Force(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 540169 France 1980 Sell This Version
565 768-2 Back In Tha Day  album cover Various Back In Tha Day(CD, Comp) Polymedia 565 768-2 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
6.12728 We Got The Funk  album cover Positive Force We Got The Funk 6.12728 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
6.12 829 Super-Wolf Can Do It  album cover Super-Wolf Super-Wolf Can Do It (Single) 6.12 829 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
6.12 888 Hot Hot Summer Day  album cover Sugar Hill Gang* Hot Hot Summer Day (Single) 6.12 888 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
6.12948 Freedom  album cover Grandmaster Flash And The Furious 5* Freedom (Single) 6.12948 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
6.12 986 8th Wonder   album cover Sugarhill Gang 8th Wonder (Single) 6.12 986 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
6.13 356 Apache  album cover Sugar Hill Gang* Apache (Single) 6.13 356 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
6.13473 It's Nasty (Genius Of Love)  album cover Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five It's Nasty (Genius Of Love) (Single) 6.13473 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
6.13482 Suspicious Minds  album cover Candi Staton Suspicious Minds (Single) 6.13482 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
6.13 585 The Lover In You  album cover Sugarhill Gang The Lover In You (Single) 6.13 585 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
6.13 611 The Message  album cover Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five* Feat. Melle Mel & Duke Bootee Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five* Feat. Melle Mel & Duke Bootee - The Message (Single) 6.13 611 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
6.13766 Scorpio  album cover Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Scorpio (Single) 6.13766 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
6.13 773 Message II (Survival)  album cover Melle Mel & Duke Bootee Melle Mel & Duke Bootee - Message II (Survival)(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Sugar Hill Records 6.13 773 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
6.13 862 New York New York  album cover Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five* New York New York (Single) 6.13 862 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
6.13868 On The Dance Floor  album cover New Guys On The Block On The Dance Floor (Single) 6.13868 Germany 1983 Sell This Version