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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
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
A motherlode of great funky tracks – one of the earliest of the Ultimate Breaks & Beats titles, filled with classic funk tracks that had a huge influence on the sound of early hip hop. And come to think of it, lots of these are still having a huge influence today! This fourth volume in ... 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
Nearly at the end, but the classics never stop – breaks so hard and heavy, they'll blow your crates apart trying to contain them! Nearly every one here is a classic – with key samples from the early Cold Chillin years that helped refine the sound of modern hip hop. Otis Redding's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
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
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
The depth of Stevie Wonder's music knows no bounds – as you'll hear in this joyous celebration of his compositions of the 60s and 70s! The set's the second in Harmless' great Wonder Of Stevie collection – and like the first, it brings together a wealth of older cover versions of Stevie' ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest collections ever put out by The Numero Group – and that's saying a lot, given the hipness of the label! Downriver Revival chronicles the story of a unique studio in Michigan – Double U Sound, a custom recording spot that captured a wonderful range of soul, funk, ... LP, Vinyl record album