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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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
1C 088 1783281 Various - Die Top-Hits Aus Formel Eins Various Die Top-Hits Aus Formel Eins(LP, Comp) EMI 1C 088 1783281 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
500 Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix) Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix) (Maxi) 500 US 1989 Sell This Version
648B Various - HitDisc 648B Various HitDisc 648B(CDr, Comp, Promo) TM Century 648B US 2005 Sell This Version
28 550-2 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five(LP, Comp) Sugar Hill Records, Sonocord 28 550-2 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
30 006 Various - Le Top Du Rap Various Le Top Du Rap(LP, Comp) Carrere, Carrere 30 006 France 1990 Sell This Version
30 412 1 Various - 16 Top Hits - März/April 1980 Various 16 Top Hits - März/April 1980 (Comp) 30 412 1 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
40 382 4 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five 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
65.003 Grand Master Flash An The Forious 5* - Freedon Grand Master Flash An The Forious 5* Freedon(7", Single, M/Print) Sugar Hill Records 65.003 Costa Rica 1980 Sell This Version
70406 Sugarhill Gang - Hot Hot Summer Day (Caluroso Dia De Verano) Sugarhill Gang Hot Hot Summer Day (Caluroso Dia De Verano)(12") Trebol, Trebol 70406 Mexico 1980 Sell This Version
95 105 Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel - White Lines (Don't Do It) Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel White Lines (Don't Do It)(CD, Single, Car) Carrere, Carrere 95 105 France 1989 Sell This Version
101260 Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101260 France 1979 Sell This Version
101280 Positive Force - We Got The Funk Positive Force We Got The Funk(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101280 France 1979 Sell This Version
101287 The Sequence - Funk You Up The Sequence Funk You Up 101287 France 1979 Sell This Version
101303 Sugarhill Gang - Jam Jam (Rapper's Reprise) Sugarhill Gang Jam Jam (Rapper's Reprise)(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records 101303 France 1980 Sell This Version
101346 Super-Wolf - Super-Wolf Can Do It Super-Wolf Super-Wolf Can Do It(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101346 France 1980 Sell This Version
101363 Sugarhill Gang - Hot Hot Summer Day Sugarhill Gang Hot Hot Summer Day(7") Vogue 101363 France 1980 Sell This Version
101364 The Sequence - And You Know That Part 1 & 2 The Sequence And You Know That Part 1 & 2(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101364 France 1980 Sell This Version
101365 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Freedom Part 1 & 2 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Freedom Part 1 & 2(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101365 France 1980 Sell This Version
101432 Sugarhill Gang - 8th Wonder Sugarhill Gang 8th Wonder(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101432 France 1980 Sell This Version
101448 Positive Force - Especially For You / People Get On Up Positive Force Especially For You / People Get On Up(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101448 France 1980 Sell This Version
101489 Shirley & Company - Shame, Shame, Shame Shirley & Company Shame, Shame, Shame(7", RE) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101489 France 1981 Sell This Version
101552 West Street Mob - Let's Dance (Make Your Body Move) West Street Mob Let's Dance (Make Your Body Move) (Single) 101552 France 1981 Sell This Version
101568 Fine Quality Featuring  Cuz (11) - Ahh Dance (Part I & II) Fine Quality Featuring Cuz (11) Fine Quality Featuring Cuz (11) - Ahh Dance (Part I & II)(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101568 France 1981 Sell This Version
101591 Candi Staton - Count On Me (Vocal & Instrumental) Candi Staton Count On Me (Vocal & Instrumental)(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101591 France 1982 Sell This Version
101618 Sugar Hill Gang* - Apache Sugar Hill Gang* Apache (Single) 101618 France 1981 Sell This Version
101646 Sylvia* - It's Good To Be The Queen Sylvia* It's Good To Be The Queen(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101646 France 1982 Sell This Version
101657 Candi Staton - Suspicious Minds Candi Staton Suspicious Minds(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101657 France 1982 Sell This Version
101696 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five The Message (Single) 101696 France 1982 Sell This Version
101740 Harry Ray - Love Is A Game Harry Ray Love Is A Game(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records 101740 France 1982 Sell This Version
101783 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - New York New York Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five New York New York(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101783 France 1983 Sell This Version
101823 Sugarhill Gang - The Lover In You Sugarhill Gang The Lover In You(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101823 France 1983 Sell This Version
101841 West Street Mob - Break Dance (Electric Boogie) Part 1 & 2 West Street Mob Break Dance (Electric Boogie) Part 1 & 2(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue Productions 101841 France 1983 Sell This Version
101845 Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel - White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101845 France 1983 Sell This Version
101903 Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel - Jesse Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel Jesse(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101903 France 1984 Sell This Version
101947 Sugarhill Gang - Livin' In The Fast Lane Sugarhill Gang Livin' In The Fast Lane(7") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101947 France 1984 Sell This Version
101959 West Street Mob - I Can't Stop West Street Mob I Can't Stop(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records 101959 France 1984 Sell This Version
102044 Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five Featuring Cowboy & Scorpio (3) - Step Off 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
244 086-1 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five(LP, Comp, RE) Sugar Hill Records, Sugar Hill Records 244 086-1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
246 230-2 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message 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 Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Maxi) 246 571-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
246659-0 Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89) Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)(12", Maxi) Sugar Hill Records 246659-0 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
247326-1 Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Maxi) Sugar Hill Records 247326-1 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
310816 Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue, Baboo 310816 France 1979 Sell This Version
310824 The Sequence - Funk You Up The Sequence Funk You Up(12") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310824 France 1980 Sell This Version
310826 Positive Force - We Got The Funk Positive Force We Got The Funk(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310826 France 1979 Sell This Version
310829 Sugarhill Gang - Jam Jam (Rapper's Reprise) Sugarhill Gang Jam Jam (Rapper's Reprise)(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310829 France 1980 Sell This Version
310840 Super-Wolf - Super-Wolf Can Do It Super-Wolf Super-Wolf Can Do It(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310840 France 1980 Sell This Version
310845 Sugarhill Gang - Hot Hot Summer Day Sugarhill Gang Hot Hot Summer Day(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310845 France 1980 Sell This Version
310847 The Sequence - And You Know That The Sequence And You Know That(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310847 France 1980 Sell This Version
310850 Grandmaster Flash And The Furious 5* - Freedom Grandmaster Flash And The Furious 5* Freedom(12") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310850 France 1980 Sell This Version
310909 Sugarhill Gang - 8th Wonder / Sugar Hill Groove Sugarhill Gang 8th Wonder / Sugar Hill Groove(12", Single, Ltd) Vogue, Sugar Hill Records 310909 France 1980 Sell This Version
310912 Positive Force - Especially For You / People Get On Up Positive Force Especially For You / People Get On Up(12", Single, Ltd) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310912 France 1980 Sell This Version
310916 Various - Rap... Rap... Rap... Various Rap... Rap... Rap...(12", Single, Ltd) Vogue, Sugar Hill Records 310916 France 1981 Sell This Version
310917 Grandmaster Flash - The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel Grandmaster Flash The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel (Single) 310917 France 1981 Sell This Version
310935 Sugarhill Gang / Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five* - Apache / It's Nasty (Genius Of Love) 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 Sylvia* - It's Good To Be The Queen Sylvia* It's Good To Be The Queen(12", Single, Ltd) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310939 France 1982 Sell This Version
310953 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five The Message (Single) 310953 France 1982 Sell This Version
310971 Treacherous Three - Yes We Can-Can / Action Treacherous Three Yes We Can-Can / Action(12", Ltd) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310971 France 1983 Sell This Version
310989 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - New York New York Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five New York New York(12", Ltd) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310989 France 1983 Sell This Version
311008 Sugarhill Gang - The Lover In You Sugarhill Gang The Lover In You(12") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 311008 France 1982 Sell This Version
311014 Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel - White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) 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 West Street Mob - Break Dance - Electric Boogie / Let Your Mind Be Free West Street Mob Break Dance - Electric Boogie / Let Your Mind Be Free (Single) 311016 France 1983 Sell This Version
311066 Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five - Beat Street / Internationally Known Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five Beat Street / Internationally Known 311066 France 1984 Sell This Version
311071 West Street Mob - I Can't Stop West Street Mob I Can't Stop(12", Maxi) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 311071 France 1984 Sell This Version
311074 Sugarhill Gang - Livin' In The Fast Lane Sugarhill Gang Livin' In The Fast Lane(12") Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 311074 France 1984 Sell This Version
311105 Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five - We Don't Work For Free 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 The Furious Five - Step Off The Furious Five Step Off(12", Maxi) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 311126 France 1984 Sell This Version
311130 Shonte'* - I'll Be Your Beasty Shonte'* I'll Be Your Beasty(12", Maxi) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 311130 France 1985 Sell This Version
311147 Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five - White Lines (U.K. Mastermix) Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five - White Lines (U.K. Mastermix) 311147 France 1984 Sell This Version
312128 Positive Force - We Got The Funk Positive Force We Got The Funk (Single) 312128 France 1988 Sell This Version
332982 BT - Movement In Still Life BT Movement In Still Life(2xCD, Album) Festival Mushroom Records 332982 Australia & New Zealand 2000 Sell This Version
4.25 644 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (Comp) 4.25 644 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
4.25790 West Street Mob - Break Dance (Electric Boogie) West Street Mob Break Dance (Electric Boogie)(Cass, Album) Sugar Hill Records 4.25790 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
427008 Chuck Berry - Chuck Berry's Golden Decade (The Original Two Albums) Chuck Berry Chuck Berry's Golden Decade (The Original Two Albums) (Comp) 427008 France Unknown Sell This Version
4.28631 C1 Various - Super Maxi II (Pop, Funk & Disco Remixes) Various Super Maxi II (Pop, Funk & Disco Remixes)(Cass, Comp) TELDEC 4.28631 C1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
508.588 Sugarhill Gang - Sugarhill Gang Sugarhill Gang Sugarhill Gang(LP, Album, Gat) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 508.588 France 1980 Sell This Version
509185 Sugarhill Gang - A.B.C. Du Rap Sugarhill Gang A.B.C. Du Rap (Album) 509185 France Unknown Sell This Version
515020 Muddy Waters - More Real Folk Blues Muddy Waters More Real Folk Blues(LP, Album, RE) Chess, Vogue 515020 France Unknown Sell This Version
522001 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Featuring Melle Mel & Duke Bootee - White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) 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) (Comp) 522001 France 1983 Sell This Version
522009 Various - Breakin' And Smurfin' Various Breakin' And Smurfin'(LP, Comp) Vogue, Sugar Hill Records 522009 France 1984 Sell This Version
522012 Various - Greatest Rap Hits Various Greatest Rap Hits(LP, Comp) Vogue, Sugar Hill Records 522012 France 1984 Sell This Version
522017 Various - Original Rhythm'N'Blues Various Original Rhythm'N'Blues(LP, Comp) Vogue, Chess 522017 France 1984 Sell This Version
540017 The Sugarhill Gang* - 8th Wonder The Sugarhill Gang* 8th Wonder(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 540017 France 1981 Sell This Version
540029 Candi Staton - Nightlites Candi Staton Nightlites(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 540029 France 1982 Sell This Version
540032 Trouble Funk - Drop The Bomb Trouble Funk Drop The Bomb(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 540032 France 1982 Sell This Version
540040 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five The Message(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 540040 France 1982 Sell This Version
540056 Sugarhill Gang - Rappin' Down Town Sugarhill Gang Rappin' Down Town(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 540056 France 1983 Sell This Version
540061 West Street Mob - Break Dance (Electric Boogie) West Street Mob Break Dance (Electric Boogie)(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 540061 France 1983 Sell This Version
540065 The Crash Crew / Funky Four* - Crash Crew Meets Funky Four 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 Treacherous Three - Whip It Treacherous Three Whip It(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 540066 France 1983 Sell This Version
540093 Trouble Funk - Drop The Bomb Trouble Funk Drop The Bomb (Album) 540093 France 1982 Sell This Version
540095 Sugarhill Gang - Livin' In The Fast Lane 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 - Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five(LP, Album, Dis) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 540099 France 1984 Sell This Version
540169 Positive Force - Positive Force Positive Force Positive Force(LP, Album, RE) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 540169 France 1988 Sell This Version
565 768-2 Various - Back In Tha Day Various Back In Tha Day(CD, Comp) Polymedia 565 768-2 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
600290 Various - The Adventures Of Sugar Hill Records Various The Adventures Of Sugar Hill Records (CD, Comp) Sugar Hill Records 600290 France 1990 Sell This Version
6.12728 Positive Force - We Got The Funk Positive Force We Got The Funk 6.12728 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
6.12 829 Super-Wolf - Super-Wolf Can Do It Super-Wolf Super-Wolf Can Do It (Single) 6.12 829 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
6.12 888 Sugar Hill Gang* - Hot Hot Summer Day Sugar Hill Gang* Hot Hot Summer Day (Single) 6.12 888 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
6.12948 Grandmaster Flash And The Furious 5* - Freedom Grandmaster Flash And The Furious 5* Freedom (Single) 6.12948 Germany 1980 Sell This Version