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# The Limit - "She's So Divine" (from CP-721 12" single) (1982)
# Kashif - "I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On)" (from CP-728 12" single) (1982)
# Kenton Nix featuring Bobby Youngblood - "There's Never Been (No One Like You)" (from WES 22130 12" single) (1980)
# Mr. Magic - "Magic's Message (There Has to Be a Better Way)" (from POS-1213 12" single) (1984)
# Tia Monae - "Don't Keep Me Waiting" (from CART-320 12" single) (1983)
# Cloud One - "Flying High" (from HS-1010 12" single) (1982)
# Ednah Holt - "Serious, Sirius Space Party" (from WES 22138 12" single) (1981)
# Conversion - "Let's Do It" (from S-12336 12" single) (1980)
# The Monkees - "Mary Mary"* (from More of the Monkees) (1967) Colgems Records
# Wilbur "Bad" Bascomb - "Black Grass"* (from PAS-6048 7" single) (1972) Paramount Records
# The Winstons - "Amen, Brother"* (from MMS-117 7" single) (1969) Metromedia Records***
# 7th Wonder - "Daisy Lady" (from Climbing Higher) (1979) Parachute Records
# D.C. LaRue - "Indiscreet" (from The Tea Dance) (1976) Pyramid Records
# Rufus Thomas - "Do the Funky Penguin" (from STA-0112 7" single) (1971) Stax Records
# Note The Break on "Amen Brother" was pitch down to 33 1/3***
# Wilson Pickett - "Get Me Back on Time, Engine #9"* (from Wilson Pickett in Philadelphia) (1970) Atlantic Records
# Juice - "Catch a Groove"* (from DGD-108 12" single) (1976) Greddy Records
# The Rolling Stones - "Honky Tonk Women"* (from Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)) (1969) London Records
# Funkadelic - "You'll Like it Too" (from Connections & Disconnections) (1981) LAX Records
# Roy Ayers Ubiquity - "Boogie Back" (from Change Up the Groove) (1974) Polydor Records
# Orchestra Internationale featuring Sal Conte - "Chella Lla" (from Disco Italiano) (1974) Fiesta Records
# Cheryl Lynn - "Got to Be Real" (from Cheryl Lynn) (1978) Columbia records
# Incredible Bongo Band - "Apache" (from Bongo Rock) (1973) Pride/MGM Records
# Herman Kelly & Life - "Dance to the Drummer's Beat" (from Percussion Explosion) (1978) TK Disco / Alston / Electric Cat Records
# Incredible Bongo Band - "Bongo Rock"* (from Bongo Rock) (1973) Pride/MGM Records
# Upp - "Give It to You" (from Upp) (1975) Epic Records
# Jackie Robinson - "Pussyfooter"* (from I'm Different) (1977) Les Disques Direction Records
# Syl Johnson - "Different Strokes"* (from TM-2242 7" single) (1967) Twilight Records
# Bobby Byrd - "I Know You Got Soul"* (from I Need Help) (1970) King Records
# Z. Z. Hill - "I Think I'd Do It"* (from The Brand New Z.Z. Hill) (1971) Mankind Records
# Gaz - "Sing Sing" (from Gaz) (1979) SalSoul Records
# Isaac Hayes - "Break Through" (from the Truck Turner soundtrack) (1974) Enterprise Records
# Tom Jones - "Looking Out My Window"* (from Help Yourself) (1968) Parrot Records
# Dynamic Corvettes - "Funky Music Is the Thing Part 2" (from ABET-5459 7" single) (1975) Abet Records
# Johnny "Hammond" Smith - "Shifting Gears"* (from Gears) (1975) Milestone Records
# Bo Diddley - "Hit or Miss"* (from Big Bad Bo) (1974) Cadet / Chess Records
# The Wild Magnolias - "(Somebody Got) Soul, Soul, Soul"* (from The Wild Magnolias) (1974) Polydor Records
# Melvin Bliss - "Synthetic Substitution" (from SU-527 7" single) (1973) Sunburst Records
# Freedom - "Get Up and Dance" (from Farther Than Imagination) (1979) TK Disco / Malaco Records
# 20th Century Steel Band - "Heaven and Hell Is on Earth" (from Warm Heart, Cold Steel) (1975) United Artists Records
# Banbarra - "Shack Up Part 2" (from UAXW-734Y 7" single) (1975)
# Please - "Sing a Simple Song" (from Please) (1975) Telefunken Records
# James Brown - "Cold Sweat" (from Cold Sweat) (1967) King Records
# The Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds - "2001" (from The Black Motion Picture Experience) (1973) Buddah records
# Dennis Coffey - "Son of Scorpio"* (from Electric Coffey) (1972) Sussex Records
# The Magic Disco Machine - "Scratchin'"* (from Disc-O-Tech) (1975) Motown records
# Fat Larry's Band - "Down on the Avenue" (from Feel It) (1976) WMot Records
# Uncle Louie - "I Like Funky Music" (from Uncle Louie's Here) (1979) Marlin Records
# James Brown – “Give It Up or Turnit a Loose” (from Sex Machine (album) (1970)
# Funky Constellation – “Street Talk (Madam Rapper)” (from FUNC-369 12" single) (1979) ROTA Records
# Pleasure – “Let’s Dance” (from Accept No Substitutes) (1976) Fantasy Records
# John Davis and the Monster Orchestra – “I Can’t Stop” (from Night and Day) (1976) SAM Records
# John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra – “Planetary Citizen” (from Inner Worlds) (1975) CBS Records
# Funkadelic – “Good Old Music” (from Funkadelic) (1970) Westbound Records
# William Ray – “You Are What You Are” (Sammy Lee Pickens) (from DMT-1001 12" single) (1977) Magic Touch records
# The Puppets - "The Way of Life" (from the QUS-055 12" single) (1983)
# Wish & Fonda Rae - "Touch Me (All Night Long)" (from RHR 3376 12" single) (1984)
# Up Front - "Infatuation" (from SC-16 12" single) (1983)
# Stacye Branché - "Precious and Special" (from BO-03055 12" single) (1983)
# Ingrid - "Easter Parade" (from POSPX-529 12" single) (1982) Polydor Records
# ESG - "UFO" (from ESG) (1981) 99 Records
# Billy Squier - "Big Beat" (from Tale of the Tape) (1980) Capitol Records
# Liquid Liquid - "Cavern" (from Optimo EP) (1983) 99 Records
# Mountain - "Long Red"* (from Mountain Live: The Road Goes Ever On) (1972) Windfall Records
# Tyrone Thomas and the Whole Darn Family - "Seven Minutes of Funk" (from Has Arrived) (1976) Soul International Records
# James Brown - "Funky President" (from Reality) (1974) Polydor Records
# Dexter Wansel - "Theme from the Planets"* (from Life on Mars) (1976) Philadelphia International Records
# Rhythm Heritage - "Theme from "S.W.A.T.""* (from Disco-Fied) (1978) ABC Records
# The Jackson Five - "It's Great to Be Here"* (from Maybe Tomorrow) (1971) Motown Records
# The Brothers Johnson - "Ain't We Funkin' Now" (12 inch Version ) (1978) A&M Records
# La Pregunta - "Shangri La" (from GNP-12001 12" single) (1978) GNP Records
# Esther Williams - "Last Night Changed It All (I Really Had a Ball)"*** ( Album version ) (1976) 'Friends & Co. Records
# The Honey Drippers - "Impeach the President"* (from AL-1017 7" single) (1973) Alaga Records
# The Headhunters - "God Made Me Funky" (from Survival of the Fittest) (1975) Arista Records
# Lucy Hawkins - "Gotta Get Out of Here" (from S-12455 12" single) (1978) SAM Records
# Orange Krush - "Action"* (from MDS-4018 12" single) (1982) Prep Street / Mercury Records
# Funk Inc. - "Kool Is Back" (from Funk, Inc.) (1971) Prestige Records
# Fausto Papetti - "Love's Theme"* (from 18a Raccolta) (1975) Durium Records
# Junie - "Granny's Funky Rolls Royce" (from Freeze) (1975) Westbound Records
# James Brown - "Funky Drummer"* (from In The Jungle Groove) (1970) Polydor Records
# The Mohawks - "The Champ" (from PM-719 7" single) (1968) Pama Records
# Aerosmith - "Walk This Way" (from Toys in the Attic) (1975) Columbia Records
# Thin Lizzy - "Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed" (from Johnny the Fox) (1978) Mercury Records
# The Soul Searchers - "Ashley's Roachclip"* (from Salt of the Earth) (1974) Sussex Records
# Chicago Gangsters - "Gangster Boogie"* (from Blind Over You) (1975) Gold Plate Records
# T-Connection - "Groove to Get Down" (from On Fire) (1977) Dash Records
# Babe Ruth - "The Mexican" (from First Base) (1973) Harvest / EMI Records
# Babe Ruth - "Keep Your Distance"* (from Kid's Stuff) (1976) Capitol Records
# Coke Escovedo - "(Runaway) I Wouldn't Change a Thing" (from Comin' at Ya) (1976) 2 Mercury Records
# Eastside Connection - "Frisco Disco" (from AFT-1001 12" single) (1978) Rampart Records
# In Search Of...Orchestra - "Phenomena Theme" (from AVID-12146 12" single) (1977) AVI Records
# The Meters - "Handclapping Song" (from Struttin') (1970) Josie Records
# Stanley Turrentine and Milt Jackson - "Sister Sanctified" (from Cherry) (1972) CTI Records
# J. J. Johnson - "Willie Chase" (from the Willie Dynamite soundtrack) (1974) MCA Records
# Kid Dynamite - "Uphill Peace of Mind" (from Kid Dynamite) (1976) Cream Records
# Ralph MacDonald - "Jam on the Groove" (from Sound of a Drum) (1976) Marlin Records
# Experience Unlimited - "Knock Him Out Sugar Ray" (from VMT-25 12" single) (1980) Vermack Records
# Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s - "Blow Your Head" (from Damn Right I Am Somebody) (1974) People Records
# Donald Byrd - "Change (Makes You Want to Hustle)" (from Places and Spaces) (1976) Blue Note Records
# Roy Ayers - "Brother Green (The Disco King)" (from Mystic Voyage) (1975) Polydor Records
# Grover Washington, Jr. - "Mister Magic" (from Mister Magic) (1975) Motown Records
# David Matthews - "Star Wars" (from Dune) (1977) CTI Records
# John Cougar Mellencamp - "Jack and Diane" (from American Fool) (1982) Riva Records
# Pleasure - "Bouncy Lady" (from Dust Yourself Off) (1975) Fantasy Records
# Jefferson Starship - "Rock Music" (from Freedom at Point Zero) (1979) Grunt/RCA Records
# Commodores - "The Assembly Line" (from Machine Gun) (1974) Motown Records
# Johnny Jenkins - "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" (from Ton-Ton Macoute!) (1974) Capricorn Records
# Le Pamplemousse - "Gimme What You Got"* (from Le Pamplemousse) (1976) AVI Records
# Marvin Gaye - "T Plays it Cool" (from the Trouble Man soundtrack) (1972) Talma Records
# Lyn Collins - "Think (About It)"* (from Think (About It)) (1972) People Records
# The Galactic Force Band - "Space Dust"* (from Spaced Out Disco) (1978) Springboard Records
# Steve Miller Band - "Take the Money and Run"* (from Fly Like an Eagle) (1976) Capitol Records
# Baby Huey - "Listen to Me" (from The Living Legend) (1971) Curtom Records
# Bobbie Knight & The Universal Lady - "The Lovermaniacs (Sex)"* (from Earth Creature) (1974) Brunswick Records
# The Pointer Sisters - "Yes We Can Can" (from Pointer Sisters) (1973) Blue Thumb Records
# Monk Higgins - "One Man Band (Plays All Alone)" (from Dance to the Disco Sax) (1974) Buddah Records
# Kool & The Gang - "N.T." (from Live at PJ's) (1971) De-Lite Records
# Dyke & the Blazers - "Let a Woman Be a Woman, Let a Man Be a Man"* (from Greatest Hits) (1969) Original Sounds Records
# Bram Tchaikovsky - "Whiskey and Wine" (live version from "The Girl Of My Dreams" 7" E.P.') (1979) Radar Records
# Bar-Kays - "Let's Have Some Fun" (from Flying High on Your Love) (1977) Mercury Records
# Lafayette Afro Rock Band - "Conga" (from Malik) (1976) Makossa Records
# Yellow Sunshine - "Yellow Sunshine" (from ZS72511 7" single) (1973) TSOP Records
# The Jimmy Castor Bunch - "It's Just Begun"* (from It's Just Begun) (1972) RCA Records
# Marva Whitney - "It's My Thing" (from It's My Thing") (1969) King Records
# Kay Gees - "I Believe in Music" (from Find a Friend) (1976) Gang Records
# Dennis Coffey - "Ride Sally Ride" (from Goin' for Myself) (1972) Sussex Records
# The Blackbyrds - "Rock Creek Park" (from City Life) (1975) Fantasy Records
# KC and the Sunshine Band - "I Get Lifted" (from KC and the Sunshine Band) (1975) TK Disco Records
# Brother Soul - "Cookies" (from LS-105 7" single) (1975) Leo Mini Records
# Foster Sylvers - "Misdemeanor" (from Foster Sylvers) (1973) Pride / MGM Records
# Wild Sugar - "Bring it Here" (from the TS-2004 12" single) (1981) TSOB Records
# Miami - "Chicken Yellow" (from The Party Freaks) (1974) Drive Records
# The Olympic Runners - "Put the Music Where Your Mouth Is" (from Put the Music Where Your Mouth Is) (1974) London Records
# Lightnin' Rod - "Sport" (from Hustlers Convention) (1973) United Artists Records
# Roy Ayers - "Lonesome Cowboy"* (from Everybody Loves the Sunshine) (1976) Polydor Records
# Duke Williams - "Chinese Chicken" (from Monkey in a Silk Suit is Still a Monkey) (1973) Capricorn Records
# Joe Quarterman - "I'm Gonna Get You"* (from GSF Records 6915 7" single) (1974) GSF Records
# Friend & Lover - "Reach Out of the Darkness"* (from Reach Out of the Darkness) (1973) Verve Forecast Records
# The Chubukos - "House of Rising Funk" (from Soul Makossa) (1973) Mainstream / Red Lion Production Records
# Eddie Bo - "Hook & Sling" (from Scram Records 117 7" single) (1969) Scram Records
# Bill Withers - "Kissing My Love" (from Still Bill) (1971) Sussex Records
# The Politicians - "Free Your Mind" (from The Politicians Featuring McKinley Jackson) (1972) Hot Wax Records
# Joe Tex - "Papa Was Too"* (from ATL-70199 7" single) (1966) Dial / Atlantic Records
# The Village Callers - "Hector" (from Live) (1967) Rampart Records
# Sound Experience - "Devil with the Bust" (from Don't Fight the Feeling) (1974) Philly Soulville Records
# James Brown - "Soul Pride" (from The Popcorn) (1969) King Records
# All the People - "Cramp Your Style"* (from Blue Candle 1496 7" single) (1972) Blue Candle Records
# Johnny Pate - "Shaft in Africa" (from Shaft in Africa soundtrack) (1973) ABC Records
# Barry White - "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More Baby"* (from I've Got So Much to Give) (1973) 20th Century Records
# Barrabas - "Woman" (from Barrabas) (1972) RCA Records
# Creative Source - "Corazon" (from Migration) (1974) Sussex Records
# Southside Movement - "Save the World" (from Movin') (1974) 20th Century Records
# The J.B.'s - "The Grunt (Part 1)"* (from Food for Thought) (1970) King Records
# Rufus Thomas - "Do the Funky Penguin (Part 2)"* (from STA-0112 7" single) (1971) Stax Records
# Shotgun - "Dynamite (The Bomb)"* (from Shotgun) (1977) ABC Records
# Gary Numan "Films" (from The Pleasure Principle)(1979) Beggars Banquet Records
# Rufus Thomas - "The Breakdown (Part II)"* (from Stax Records 2025060 7" single) (1971) Stax Records
# Jim Dandy - "Country Cooking" (from Flash Fearless Versus the Zorg Women Parts 5 & 6) (1975) Chrysalis Records
# Pleasure - "Joyous" (from Joyous) (1977) Fantasy Records
# Solomon Burke - "Get Out of My Life, Woman"* (from I Wish I Knew) (1968) Atlantic Records
# Alphonse Mouzon - "You Don't Know How Much I Love You" (from Funky Snakefoot) (1974) Blue Note Records
# Delegation - "Oh Honey" (from Promise of Love) (1977) Shady Brook Records
# Freda Payne - "The Easiest Way to Fall"* (from Band of Gold) (1970) Invictus Records
# Lowell Fulsom - "Tramp" (from Tramp) (1967) Kent / United Records
# Freddie Scott - "(You) Got What I Need" (from S233 7" single) (1968) Shout Records
# Lyn Collins - "You Can't Love Me, If You Don't Respect Me" (from PE-650 7" single) (1973) People Records
# The Emotions - "Blind Alley" (from Untouched) (1971) Volt / Stax Records
# Lonnie Liston Smith - "Expansions (Part 1)" (from Expansions) (1975) Flying Dutchman Records
# Otis Redding - "Hard to Handle"* (from The Immortal Otis Redding) (1968) ATCO Records
# The Grass Roots - "You and Love Are the Same" (from Feelings) (1969) ABC / Dunhill Records
# Tom Scott and the LA Express - "Sneakin' in the Back" (from Tom Scott and the LA Express) (1974) Ode Records
# Southside Movement - "I've Been Watching You" (from Southside Movement) (1973) 20th Century Records
# Lou Donaldson - "Pot Belly" (from Pretty Things) (1970) Blue Note Records
# Samba Soul - "Mambo #5" (from Samba Soul) (1977) RCA Records
# Five Stairsteps - "Don't Change Your Love"* (from Love's Happening) (1968) Curtom Records
# Lamont Dozier - "Take Off Your Make-up" (from Out Here on My Own) (1973) ABC Records
# Ike White - "Love and Affection" (from Changin' Times) (1976) LAX Records
# James Brown - "The Payback"* (from The Payback) (1973) Polydor Records
# Incredible Bongo Band- "Sing, Sing, Sing" (from The Return of the Incredible Bongo Band) (1974)
# J. J. Johnson - "Parade Strut" (from Willie Dynamite soundtrack) (1974)
# Blowfly - "Sesame Street" (from Blowfly on TV) (1974)
# Manzel - "Midnight Theme" (1979) (from the Fraternity Records 3745 7" single) (1979)
# Mike Curb Congregation - "Burning Bridges" (from the Kelly's Heroes soundtrack) (1970)
# Johnny Jenkins - "Two Pigs and a Hog" (from the Cooley High soundtrack) (1975)
# The Fatback Band - "Fatbackin'" (from People Music) (1973)
# Jesse Green - "Flip" (from Flip) (1976)
# Joe Tex - "You Said a Bad Word" (from the Mercury Records 6052156 7" single) (1972)
# Johnnie Taylor - "Ever Ready" (from Ever Ready) (1978)
# Coal Kitchen - "Keep on Pushing" (from Choose Your Flavor) (1977)
# Graham Central Station - "The Jam" (from Ain't No 'Bout-a-Doubt It) (1975)
# Trouble Funk - "Let's Get Small" (from the RC-501 12" single)
# Tony Alvon & the Belairs - "Sexy Coffee Pot" (from Atlantic Records 452632 7" single) (1969)
# Hank Carbo - "Hot Pants Pt. 2" (from the A-1172 7" single) (1971)
# RegEx search rules /\(\d+\)/
years = [1982, 1982, 1980, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1967, 1972, 1969, 1979, 1976, 1971, 1970, 1976, 1969, 1981, 1974, 1974, 1978, 1973, 1978, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1979, 1974, 1968, 1975, 1975, 1974, 1974, 1973, 1979, 1975, 1975, 1975, 1967, 1973, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1970, 1979, 1976, 1976, 1975, 1970, 1977, 1983, 1984, 1983, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1983, 1972, 1976, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1971, 1978, 1978, 1976, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1971, 1975, 1975, 1970, 1968, 1975, 1978, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1973, 1976, 1976, 1978, 1977, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1976, 1980, 1974, 1976, 1975, 1975, 1977, 1982, 1975, 1979, 1974, 1974, 1976, 1972, 1972, 1978, 1976, 1971, 1974, 1973, 1974, 1971, 1969, 1979, 1977, 1976, 1973, 1972, 1969, 1976, 1972, 1975, 1975, 1975, 1973, 1981, 1974, 1974, 1973, 1976, 1973, 1974, 1973, 1973, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1966, 1967, 1974, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1973, 1972, 1974, 1974, 1970, 1971, 1977, 1979, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1968, 1974, 1977, 1970, 1967, 1968, 1973, 1971, 1975, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1973, 1970, 1977, 1968, 1973, 1976, 1973, 1974, 1974, 1974, 1979, 1979, 1970, 1975, 1973, 1976, 1972, 1978, 1977, 1975, 1969, 1971,]
sum = years.inject(&:+)
mean = sum / years.length.to_f
puts mean # => 1974.59895833333
# Artists by birthyear:
# Afrika Bambaataa - 1957
# Chuck D - 1960
# Guru - 1961
# Marley Marl -1962
# Keith Shocklee (Bomb Squad) - 1962
# Kool Keith - 1963
# Paul C - 1964
# Biz Markie - 1964
# Kurtis Mantronik - 1965
# KRS One - 1965
# DJ Premier - 1966
# Rakim - 1967
# Prince Paul - 1967
# Eric Sermon - 1967
# Big Daddy Kane - 1968
# LL Cool J - 1968
# Kool G Rap - 1968
# Diamond D - 1969
# Lord Finesse - 1970
years =
[1957, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1964, 1965, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1967, 1967, 1968, 1968, 1968, 1969, 1970]
sum = years.inject(&:+)
puts years.length.to_f
mean = sum / years.length.to_f # => Average birthyear 1964.89473684211 (we'll call it 1965)
#I averaged the years of all the tracks on every UB&B 1986 to 1991 and it comes to 1974.6.
#I took a sampling of the birth years of 19 prominent hip hop pioneers from the era and they average to about 1965
#The average artist on the list was about 10 in 1975 and in their early 20s when they released their own records in the late #80s.
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