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 
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
310816 Rapper's Delight  album cover Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310816 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
312128 We Got The Funk  album cover Positive Force We Got The Funk (Single) 312128 France 1979 Sell This Version
SH-001 Rapper's Delight  album cover Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Sugar Hill Records SH-001 Philippines 1979 Sell This Version
SH 101 Rapper's Delight  album cover Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Single) SH 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SH-101A Rapper's Delight  album cover Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Sugar Hill Records SH-101A US 1979 Sell This Version
SH 102 We Got The Funk  album cover Positive Force We Got The Funk(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records SH 102 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SH 502 Wa Got The Funk  album cover Positive Forse* Wa Got The Funk(12", Maxi) Sugar Hill Records SH 502 Costa Rica 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Rapper's Delight  album cover Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Single) SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH-543 Funk You Up  album cover The Sequence Funk You Up (Single) SH-543 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH-544-A Gonna Get Along Without You Now  album cover Viola Wills Gonna Get Along Without You Now SH-544-A US 1979 Sell This Version
SH 752 Rapper's Delight  album cover Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight SH 752 US 1979 Sell This Version
SHC-524 Rapper's Delight  album cover Sugar Hill Gang* Rapper's Delight(Cass, Single) Sugar Hill Records SHC-524 US 1979 Sell This Version
SHL 101 Rapper's Delight  album cover Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight SHL 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SHL 102 We Got The Funk  album cover Positive Force We Got The Funk (Single) SHL 102 UK 1979 Sell This Version
TU-452 We Got The Funk  album cover Positive Force We Got The Funk TU-452 US 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
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
508.588 Sugarhill Gang  album cover Sugarhill Gang Sugarhill Gang(LP, Album, Gat) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 508.588 France 1980 Sell This Version
540169 Positive Force  album cover Positive Force Positive Force(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 540169 France 1980 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 The Sugarhill Gang* 8th Wonder (Single) 6.12 986 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
6.20069 Hot Hot Summer Day (Long Version)  album cover Sugar Hill Gang* Hot Hot Summer Day (Long Version)(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Sugar Hill Records 6.20069 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
60 29 489 The Sugarhill Gang* Rapper's Reprise (Jam-Jam)(12", Promo) Sugar Hill Records 60 29 489 US 1980 Sell This Version
FRL 36006 Sugarhill Gang  album cover Sugarhill Gang Sugarhill Gang(LP, Album, Gat) Frog Records (5) FRL 36006 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
JB 186 Weekend / Hot Hot Summer Day  album cover Earth & Fire* / Sugarhill Gang Earth & Fire* / Sugarhill Gang - Weekend / Hot Hot Summer Day(7", Jukebox) Frog Records (5), Sugar Hill Records JB 186 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
JB 191 Celebration / And You Know That (Pt. 1)  album cover Kool & The Gang / The Sequence Kool & The Gang / The Sequence - Celebration / And You Know That (Pt. 1)(7", Jukebox) De-Lite Records, Sugar Hill Records JB 191 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
QDC-26 Rapper's Reprise (Jam-Jam)  album cover Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Reprise (Jam-Jam)(12") Quality QDC-26 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
SH 103 Bad News  album cover Sugarhill Gang Bad News(7") Sugar Hill Records SH 103 UK 1980 Sell This Version
SH 104 Hot Hot Summer Day  album cover Sugarhill Gang Hot Hot Summer Day(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records SH 104 UK 1980 Sell This Version
SH 107 You Don't Have To Be A Star  album cover Donnie Elbert You Don't Have To Be A Star(7") Sugar Hill Records SH 107 UK 1980 Sell This Version
SH 108 That's The Joint  album cover Funky 4 + 1 That's The Joint(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records SH 108 UK 1980 Sell This Version
SH 200 Funk You Up (Pt. 1 & 2)  album cover The Sequence Funk You Up (Pt. 1 & 2)(7") Sugar Hill Records SH 200 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
SH 201 Rapper's Reprise (Jam-Jam)  album cover Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Reprise (Jam-Jam)(7") Sugar Hill Records SH 201 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
SH 202 Hot Hot Summer Day  album cover Sugarhill Gang Hot Hot Summer Day(7") Sugar Hill Records SH 202 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
SH 203 And You Know That Pt.1&2  album cover The Sequence And You Know That Pt.1&2(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records SH 203 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
SH-245 Sugarhill Gang  album cover The Sugar Hill Gang* Sugarhill Gang (Album) SH-245 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-246 The Great Rap Hits  album cover Various The Great Rap Hits(LP, Comp) Sugar Hill Records SH-246 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH 247 Kisses  album cover Jack McDuff* Kisses(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records SH 247 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH 248 Positive Force  album cover Positive Force Positive Force (Album) SH 248 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-250 Sugar Hill Presents The Sequence  album cover The Sequence Sugar Hill Presents The Sequence (Album) SH-250 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-254 Blood Brothers  album cover Blood Brothers (4) Blood Brothers(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records SH-254 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-255 First Class  album cover First Class (5) First Class(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records SH-255 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-256 From The Gitgo  album cover Donnie Elbert From The Gitgo(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records SH-256 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-257 Hard & Heavy  album cover Wood, Brass & Steel Hard & Heavy(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records SH-257 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-259 Brother 2 Brother  album cover Brother To Brother Brother 2 Brother (Album) SH-259 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-261 The Eighth Wonder  album cover Dick Griffin The Eighth Wonder(LP, Album, RE) Sugar Hill Records SH-261 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-501 Rapper's Delight = The Raper´s Deligt  album cover Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight = The Raper´s Deligt(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records SH-501 Costa Rica 1980 Sell This Version
SH-545 Rapper's Reprise (Jam-Jam)  album cover The Sugarhill Gang* Rapper's Reprise (Jam-Jam) SH-545 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-546 Super-Wolf Can Do It  album cover Super-Wolf Super-Wolf Can Do It SH-546 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-547 Hot Hot Summer Day  album cover Sugarhill Gang Hot Hot Summer Day (Single) SH-547 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-548 And You Know That  album cover Sequence* And You Know That (Single) SH-548 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-549 Freedom  album cover Grandmaster Flash And The Furious 5* Freedom (Single) SH-549 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH 550 Monster Jam  album cover Spoonie Gee Meets The Sequence Spoonie Gee Meets The Sequence - Monster Jam SH 550 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-551 Baby Let's Rap Now  album cover The Moments Baby Let's Rap Now SH-551 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH 552 Especially For You  album cover Positive Force Especially For You SH 552 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-553 8th Wonder  album cover The Sugarhill Gang* 8th Wonder (Single) SH-553 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-554 That's The Joint  album cover Funky 4 Plus 1* That's The Joint SH-554 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-554-A That's The Joint  album cover Funky 4 + 1 That's The Joint(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Sugar Hill Records SH-554-A US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-753 8th Wonder  album cover Sugarhill Gang 8th Wonder SH-753 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-755 Here I Am  album cover The Sugarhill Gang* Here I Am (Single) SH-755 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-756 Freedom  album cover Grandmaster Flash And The Furious 5* Freedom(7", Promo) Sugar Hill Records SH-756 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-757 Monster Jam  album cover Spoonie Gee Meets The Sequence Spoonie Gee Meets The Sequence - Monster Jam(7", Promo) Sugar Hill Records SH-757 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH 758 Baby Let's Rap Now  album cover The Moments Baby Let's Rap Now(7", Promo) Sugar Hill Records SH 758 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH 760 Jack McDuff* Kisses / Say Sumpin' Nice(7") Sugar Hill Records SH 760 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH8-245 Sugarhill Gang  album cover Sugarhill Gang Sugarhill Gang(8-Trk, Album) Sugar Hill Records SH8-245 US 1980 Sell This Version
SHC-245 Sugarhill Gang  album cover Sugarhill Gang Sugarhill Gang(Cass, Album) Sugar Hill Records SHC-245 US 1980 Sell This Version
SHC-246 Greatest Rap Hits  album cover Various Greatest Rap Hits(Cass, Comp) Sugar Hill Records SHC-246 US 1980 Sell This Version
SHC-250 The Sequence Sugar Hill Presents The Sequence(Cass, Album) Sugar Hill Records SHC-250 US 1980 Sell This Version
SHL 103 Bad News  album cover Sugarhill Gang Bad News(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records SHL 103 UK 1980 Sell This Version
SHL 104 Hot Hot Summer Day  album cover Sugarhill Gang Hot Hot Summer Day(12") Sugar Hill Records SHL 104 UK 1980 Sell This Version
SHL 105 The Great Rap Hits  album cover Various The Great Rap Hits(LP, Comp) Sugar Hill Records SHL 105 UK 1980 Sell This Version
SHL 107 You Don't Have To Be A Star  album cover Donnie Elbert You Don't Have To Be A Star(12") Sugar Hill Records, Sugar Hill Records SHL 107 UK 1980 Sell This Version
SHL 108 That's The Joint  album cover Funky 4 + 1 That's The Joint(12") Sugar Hill Records SHL 108 UK 1980 Sell This Version
SHLP 245 Sugarhill Gang  album cover Sugarhill Gang Sugarhill Gang (Album) SHLP 245 UK 1980 Sell This Version
SHLS-10.000 Sugarhill Gang  album cover Sugarhill Gang Sugarhill Gang(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records, Sugar Hill Records SHLS-10.000 Venezuela 1980 Sell This Version
SHS-002 Tenemos La Diversión "We Got The Funk"  album cover Positive Force Tenemos La Diversión "We Got The Funk"(12") Sugar Hill Records SHS-002 Venezuela 1980 Sell This Version
SP06-4 Rapper's Delight  album cover Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7") Sugar Hill Records SP06-4 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
SP25-5003 Sugarhill Gang  album cover Sugarhill Gang Sugarhill Gang (Album) SP25-5003 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
TI 70389 Grandmaster Flash And The Furious 5* Freedom(12") Trebol TI 70389 Mexico 1980 Sell This Version
VID-182 8th Wonder  album cover The Sugar Hill Gang* 8th Wonder(12", TP) Sugar Hill Records, Sugar Hill Records VID-182 US 1980 Sell This Version
VID-SHR-524 Sugarhill Gang Hot Hot Summer Day(12") Sugar Hill Records VID-SHR-524 US 1980 Sell This Version