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One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so.
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Heavy funk, deep grooves, and a great batch of essential tracks that have been sampled for years by key hip hoppers and DJs! By the time of this volume, the Ultimate Breaks series was really at the top of their game – and had moved beyond the obvious old school cuts, into a realm of key ... LP, Vinyl record album
New edits of older funk tracks – served up here in a mode that go down perfectly in a classic South Bronx street party! The mixers here have gone for a real back-to-basics style of edit – used almost as an homage to the earliest work by American DJs on the New York scene, and often in ... LP, Vinyl record album
A pretty interesting slice of Chicago in the mid 70s – featuring a host of acts that never made it at all! The concept of the album was a contest by radio station WKQX to showcase a host of original groups from Chicago – and out of 1900 tapes submitted, 11 different groups were chosen ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the first Ultimate Breaks and Beats sets – packed with hard-hitting funky tunes, of the sort that played big in South Bronx street parties! 6 tracks in all, 4 with the break edited and extended: Wilson Picket's "Get Me Back On Time", Juice's "Catch A Groove"*, The ... LP, Vinyl record album
Twentieth volume in this long running classic series of comps, one that we know will never go out of style, not just because the tracks are an incredible collection of funky originals and break laden numbers, but because they've inspired kids from Munich to Montana to hit the wheels of steel! This ... LP, Vinyl record album
A later volume in this legendary series – but a key installment that shows the transformation of breaks at the end of the 80s! Many of the tunes here were fresh "discoveries" at the time – but have gone onto become some oft-sampled breaks and stand-alone funk classics – ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the best-remembered of the classic Ultimate Breaks & Beats titles – a sublime assortment of funky tracks, many of which were crucial to the early sound of hip hop! 6 classic tracks: "Got To Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn, "Apache" by the Incredible Bongo Band, "Da ... LP, Vinyl record album
Does this series ever miss? We think not – and we'll be honest in saying that when this classic volume 5 came out, it was one of the first time we'd ever heard most of these funky gems – and it's still one of the few places you can get them all together sounding so well! 7 tracks, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lordy! This one's one of the rarest of the classic Ultimate Breaks & Beats series – the quickly-deleted volumes 7 and 8, both of which never saw print into the 90s. This one's a real killer – filled with great tracks that include "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose", "Let's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lots of funk and jazz here – titles that include "Party Is A Groovy Thing" by The People, "Ain't No Use" by Cook E Jarr, "Razor Blade" by Little Royal, "Cookie Man" by Spunky Onion, "America Wake Up" by Paul Humphrey, "Minnesota ... LP, Vinyl record album
A Latin soul party – beyond compare! The album's a completely wonderful live set that really captures the energy, excitement, and warm sociability of the hip New York scene at the end of the 60s. The music is stunning – a freewheeling blend of jazz, soul, and Latin themes – ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great version of moogy pop from the moog pop era of the late 60s – served up with a slightly sexy vibe, as you might guess from the title and the cover! The set's got a great electronic take on the Serge Gainsbourg classic "Je T'aime Moi Non Plus", plus versions of "Stella ... LP, Vinyl record album