Friday, March 29, 2019

West Street Mob

West Street Mob were a boogie and electro music trio, active between 1981 and 1984, best known for their 1983 song "Break Dance — Electric Boogie." The band comprised Joey Robinson, Jr., Warren Moore and singer Sabrina Gillison.

In 1981 West Street Mob recorded their eponymous album, which peaked at #57 on the Billboard Black Albums chart. The single "Let's Dance" peaked at #18 on the Black Singles chart and #22 on the Dance chart.

In 1983 the group released its second album, Break Dance – Electric Boogie. The title track contains a sample of Incredible Bongo Band's 1973 recording of "Apache," written by Jerry Lordan.

West Street Mob also recorded two singles that were not included on either of their two albums, "Ooh Baby" and "Sing a Simple Song."

The group is very well known for "Break Dance – Electric Boogie" being featured in the first of Judson Laipply's Evolution of Dance videos.

Joseph "Joey" Robinson Jr., son of Sugar Hill Records founder Sylvia Robinson, died of cancer on July 11, 2015, in Tenafly, New Jersey, at the age of 53.


West Street Mob (1981)
Break Dance – Electric Boogie (1983)


Let's Dance


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