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The Willesden Dodgers - 1st Base album mp3

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Not This President
Written-By – P. Nicholas*
A2 Act Of Terrorism
Written-By – P. Nicholas*
A3 Reckless
Written-By – R.J. Smith*
A4 Mean St.
Written-By – J. Peal*
B1 Breakin Out
Written-By – N. Green*, P.Q. Harris*
B2 Zero G.
Written-By – O. Van Geldern*
B3 Gunsmoke Breakout
Written-By – N. Green*, P.Q. Harris*
B4 Venetian Encounter
Written-By – P. Nicholas*

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Battery Studios, London
  • Copyright (c) – Zomba Productions Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Zomba Productions Ltd.
  • Published By – Zomba Enterprises, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – RCA Records
  • Marketed By – RCA Records
  • Distributed By – RCA Records
  • Record Company – RCA Corporation


  • Cover, Design – J.E.*, Zombart
  • Mixed By – Jerry Peal (tracks: A1 to A4, B2, B4), Nigel Green (tracks: B1, B3)
  • Producer, Written-By – The Willesden Dodgers*

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 012414101112
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): (1011-1-J-A)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): (1011-1-J-B)
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
HIP 034 The Willesden Dodgers* 1st Base ‎(LP, Album) Jive Electro HIP 034 UK 1986
1011-4-J Willesden Dodgers First Base ‎(Cass, Album) Jive 1011-4-J US 1986

The Willesden Dodgers - 1st Base album mp3
Performer: The Willesden Dodgers
Genre: Electronic / Hip hop
Title: 1st Base
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Style: Electro
MP3 version ZIP size: 1109 mb
FLAC version RAR size: 1365 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 536

Unlike 'Jive Rhythm Tracks' (containing some classic electro breaks) this, predictably as with much in 86', is a trifle corny, a la breakdance the movie. By this time the sound had largely become commercial & watered down, and results in a forgettable album- albeit coming from the perspective of an electro lover born in the early 70's. Each to their own.
I think you are a little too harsh with this one! Yes, it is a little bit corny, the track are certainly not the strongest electro in the era. But in my life i could not understand why people love their jive trax series, it is, literally, just naked beats with some little sound thrown around occasionally. As for originality, i think gunsmoke breakout is the sole originality in this one that's more than cuts the slack as far as that word goes. The weakest track is breakin out. But if you dive in the corny electro category you could find much better but also much worse tracks from that era. it is overall a nice no harm record.
TOTALLY underrated album here. This really should be sited as one of the best electro albums of the era. Never released on CD, which is a crime.