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Spawned in the streets of the vital musical hub of Detroit, the boogaloo was simply the thing to do from 1965 to 1969. And no one captured the exuberant feel of the dance as well as Boo-Ga-Loo Records under the tutelage of entrepreneur Sammy Kaplan, and DJ/promoter-turned recording artist Jerryo.

The label's biggest break came in 1967. After emerging as a local smash hit, Jerryo's pivotal single "Karate Boogaloo" went nationwide when Boo-Ga-Loo distributed the song on Bang Records… read more

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