Cookie Crew "Love Will Bring Us Back Together" (1991)
Details: Used 7" single, some ring wear on cover. Funky and memorable track about bringing unity and love to the world from the UK rap/hip-hop duo MC Remedee and Suzy Q from Clapham, London. This is a single from their positively-vibed second incendiary release "Fade To Black," (1991). Silver-injection labels, import single. Great design for this well-thought-out and put together track and associated remix/edit. This track also features multi-instrumentalist, soul, jazz, and afrobeat artist and musician Roy Ayers.
Description: "Cookie Crew were a rap music duo formed in Clapham, South London in 1983.
Their career took off after winning a national rap championship and recording two sessions for the John Peel BBC Radio 1 show. They gained a recording contract from the UK dance record label Rhythm King and were put in the studio with the production trio Beatmasters, who put them in a house music direction.
In July 1987, the resultant single "Rok da House" was popular in the nightclubs. Their follow-up single "Females" also was a minor hit in October 1987. The continuing popularity of "Rok da House" in nightclubs eventually renewed interest in the track and garnered television appearances on the No Limits program. The record was remixed at the end of December 1987 and crossed over into the mainstream. The song became a Top 5 hit in the UK Singles Chart at the beginning of February 1988 and was used for an advertising campaign. The "embryonic hip-house track" was "one of the earliest examples of hip-house".
The duo moved on to another record label, FFRR and different producers, resulting in a string of hit singles in 1989, with "Born This Way (Let's Dance)", "Got to Keep On" with Edwin Starr and "Come and Get Some"; plus the album Born This Way! which reached number 24 in the UK Albums Chart. "Got to Keep On" also reached #33 in the U.S. Dance chart.
By 1992, there were differences of opinion between the duo, who wanted to pursue more of an orthodox hip hop/rap style, and FFRR's parent label London Records, who wanted to steer the duo towards more of a pop-oriented style of rap. This resulted in the duo parting company with FFRR and retiring from the hip hop/rap scene. Despite this, Pryce and Banfield have remained involved with other projects within the music industry.
The two continued to perform and travel the world. Banfield is the sister of The Pasadenas' singer Andrew Banfield, and Pryce was formerly a chef for the Ministry of Defence."
Grade: VG (cover) / VG+ (record)
Tracklisting Side A:
1. Love Will Bring Us Back Together (Feel The Vibe Edit)
Tracklisting Side B:
1. Love Will Bring Us Back Together (LP Edit)
Please note, this is not the Remix edit (7") but the "Feel The Vibe" Edit but is a good representation of the song's vibe...! Cookie Crew forever.