Saturday, June 16, 2012

Messages From The Stars  

The RAH Band is the brainchild of studio musician and producer Richard A. Hewson who had previously worked with such acts as The Beatles, Diana Ross, and Supertramp. This track needs no introduction, especially since it has been gaining traction after being played on a Stones Throw podcast via none other than Dam Funk a while back. This is one of those songs that immediately grabs your attention and never lets go, and I totally lose my shit once the synth solo starts. This is classic 1983 greatness, enjoy this track while spaced out!

RAH Band-Messages From The Stars (Long Wave Mix)

I also have a special treat for all you boogie monsters out there! Snacking is one of my favorite past times, especially when those snacks come in the form of rare boogie tracks. This is a special mix put together by my man Eddy Funkster from L.A's Funkmosphere crew. From start to finish, this mix runs the gamut of hard to find songs and rarities. Per usual, this mix is all 45's and pure aural goodness! Track list will be up in the comments soon unless one of you is cavalier enough to provide it before I can.

Eddy Funkster-Boogie 45 Snacks Mix

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21 comments: to “ Messages From The Stars

  • June 16, 2012 at 1:27 AM  

    It has also been brought to my attention about the joint stereo aka "mono" recordings....I am waiting on a new audio interface which will fix that right up...simmer down now.

  • June 16, 2012 at 2:13 AM  

    ...fcuking love that "message from the stars" song.... What a great song!!! I only found out about it a few months ago. And since then have been playing at least once a day. Pure joy! I first listened to this version: "snob - message from the stars"... only later found out about the rah band version. And now I can't decide which version is better... ;-) Here is a youtube link to listen to the "snob" version:

    Anyone has an idea which version was first? Cheers; DubMe

  • June 17, 2012 at 11:16 AM  

    I love your blog sooo much! The Snack Mix is making my house cleaning go so much funkier than usual. <3 Keep it up!

  • June 17, 2012 at 11:54 AM  

    Glad you all enjoyed the post!

  • June 18, 2012 at 3:58 AM  

    It's funny you guys are posting this, I've been listening to this a lot lately... Love RAH band.

  • June 22, 2012 at 12:34 PM  

    please what track is 15:00 snack mix thanx.

  • June 22, 2012 at 12:36 PM  

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh-11 Track list now please!!! The last song in the mix is dinamyte!!

  • June 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM  

    Still trying to get the track list ya'll...

    1.)W.Q.B.C-I'll be lovin' you
    2.)Terry Gengis-Oh sha sha
    3.) Kevin Richardson-You Walked Out On Me

    Last Song is DMX Krew-Do It All Night

    All I got for now..

    Eddy Funkster is real deep with his records, I will have to twist his arm for everything. I am working on it...stay posted!

  • June 23, 2012 at 9:27 AM  

    Track #1 -- Pyramid Plus -- Comin At Ya

    Track #3 -- Starbound -- Party In The City (1982 Hep Me, New Orleans)

    Track #4 -- David Sea -- Night After Night (1984 crown Limited,

    Track #7 -- Cash -- Hot Thang (1983 Casbar Records recorded in Parma, OH)

    Track #8 -- James Cobbin & Prime Cut-- It's Music (same group who later did "Caught In The Middle" on Tuckwood out of Southern California)

    Track #9 -- Gee Gee & Gym Band -- Majic Kaboola (i think this was an
    Italian import from about 1982-83?)

    Track #10 -- Ramsey 2c3D -- Nice and Easy /1985 Budweiser Tournament Of
    Jams (This was an entry from the San Francisco Bay Area's KRE Radio
    Station. Ramsey 2c3D was also involved in "how much would you spend" & "rock the groove")

    Track #11 The Mighty Passions -- "Baby Dumplin" -- 1984 (Felton Pilate from ConFunkShun was involved in this recording)

    Track #12 Kick -- The Right Thing (1986, same Memphis group that did
    "Lollipop" in 1983)

    Track #13 Sammy Relford "Night Person" Originally came out on Grand Records from the Houston area and was later picked up by around 1984 on ALA Records out of Los Angeles which i think had a new extended mix that had added sparser, crisper drum machine kicks.

  • June 23, 2012 at 9:35 AM  

    I need to identify Track #2...that sounds like a dream!

  • June 23, 2012 at 12:42 PM  

    can you please get the track listing for the snack mix thank you. I CANT BELIVE THAT THERE ARE SO MEANY GOOD SONGS THAT I HAVE NEVER HERD ON THIS MIX.

  • June 23, 2012 at 3:29 PM  

    Found it via SoulStrut

    1. Pyramid Plus "Comin' at Ya INST"
    2. Spellbound "Under My Spell"
    3. Starbound "Party In The City"
    4. David Sea "Night After Night"
    5. True Desire "When You Thought I Had It"
    6. Future "Girl"
    7. Cash "Hot Thang"
    8. James Cobbin and Prime Cut "It's Music"
    9. Gee Gee and Gym Band "Magic Kaboola INST"
    10. Ramsey 2C-3D "Nice N Easy"
    11. The Mighty Passions "Baby Dumpling"
    12. Kick "Right Thing"
    13. Sammy Relford "Night Person"
    14. Hot Ice "First Class"
    15. Starr Band "Party Breaker"

  • June 27, 2012 at 3:29 PM  

    For Eddy Funkster-Boogie 45 Snacks Mix, I have the LP where
    number 11 track is from, @21'48''
    11 > Scheer Music: Falling Back In Love 1984

    and I finally found what was track 16, @34'34''

    16 > Somerset: Do Me Baby, Do Me.

    Nice tracks indeed.

    As for Rah Band, this song is just magic !


  • July 4, 2012 at 4:55 PM  

    Not to sound like a broken record...but track list will be up soon. Just waiting on one more track from Eddy Funkster.

  • July 15, 2012 at 10:25 AM  

    Snacklist (So Far)

    -W.Q.B.C. “I’ll Be Loving You”
    -Terry Ghengis “Ooh Sha Sha”
    -Kevin Johnson “You Walked On Me”
    -Elite Band “You”
    -Blue Smoke “Russian Hands Roman Fingers”
    -Spacer “Stereo Radio”
    -Penguin Feet “You Got The Makings Of A Real Freak”
    -Hiram Alexander “Gigolette”
    -“Turn On The Music”
    -Scheeer Music “Falling Back In Love Again”
    -Pat Livingston “Wildfire”
    - 24 KT Gold “Time Is Right”
    -“So Real”
    -Larry Dunn “Groove Patrol”
    -DMX Crew “Do It All Night”

  • July 26, 2012 at 9:01 PM  

    funn yummy snacks

  • August 26, 2012 at 8:52 PM  

    The twelfth track is The Kapp Ivory Project-Shock The World

    Snack buddy!

  • September 21, 2012 at 3:24 PM  

    Is the 'So Real' track by Jane Terry? Is she from Oakland?

  • January 29, 2013 at 12:29 PM  

    it's Midnight Sky "so real".

    -Big Jacks

  • April 12, 2013 at 4:08 AM  

    Wow - great blog! Came across you after searching to find a value on the Messages From The Stars 7". I know the 12" fetches £25+, but I've just bought the 45 for £3 and wanted to know if it was as valuable, but I can't find one for sale ANYWHERE! Maybe it's rare!? I downloaded the Boogie Snacks mix too! Eddy did another superb mix under his other name UOME. I'll try and find the title when I get home, but it's got Sweet Heat by Chocolate Milk and Girls by General Caine. One of my fave mixes!! Anyway, keep up the great work, I'll be keeping an eye on this blog fo sho!! Peace. DJ Blowie

  • April 22, 2013 at 2:01 PM  

    Does anyone know where I can find an mp3 of Kevin Richardson - You Walked Out On Me ?!?