The Breaks: Original B Boy Street Funk and Block Party Classics

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
From 1998 through 2000, the Harmless label released three volumes of The Breaks, with the selections made by DJ Pogo, Cutmaster Swift, and Skye. Just as the label released 15-year anniversary editions of its Mellow Mellow and Jumpin' comps, it overhauled The Breaks with this two-disc set, which contains some of the tracks featured in the initial run along with other relevant cuts. Each one of the tracks was sampled on at least one notable rap track, while others were widespread. Not only does this function as an enjoyable beginner's level course in breaks, but it's also a quality set of (mostly) '60s and early '70s soul and funk. Among the most-recognizable tracks: Skull ...
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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
From 1998 through 2000, the Harmless label released three volumes of The Breaks, with the selections made by DJ Pogo, Cutmaster Swift, and Skye. Just as the label released 15-year anniversary editions of its Mellow Mellow and Jumpin' comps, it overhauled The Breaks with this two-disc set, which contains some of the tracks featured in the initial run along with other relevant cuts. Each one of the tracks was sampled on at least one notable rap track, while others were widespread. Not only does this function as an enjoyable beginner's level course in breaks, but it's also a quality set of (mostly) '60s and early '70s soul and funk. Among the most-recognizable tracks: Skull Snaps' "It's a New Day," Taana Gardner's "Heartbeat" (a rare '80s inclusion), Instant Funk's "I Got My Mind Made Up," Cymande's "The Message," and Willie Mitchell's instrumental version of the Rascals' "Groovin'."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2011
  • Label: Ais
  • EAN: 5014797021013
  • Catalog Number: 9702101

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Champ - The Mohawks (2:40)
  2. 2 It's a New Day - Skull Snaps (3:04)
  3. 3 Don't Change Your Love - Five Stairsteps & Cubie (2:49)
  4. 4 I'm Gonna Get You (2:54)
  5. 5 Same Old Thing - The Meters (2:47)
  6. 6 Space Funk - Manzel (3:40)
  7. 7 Cavern - Liquid (5:21)
  8. 8 Heartbeat - Taana Gardener (9:49)
  9. 9 Jammin' Big Guitar - Vaughn Mason (6:09)
  10. 10 I Got My Mind Made Up - Instant Funk (9:47)
  11. 11 Dazz - Brick (5:38)
  12. 12 Sing Sing - Gaz (7:16)
  13. 13 Get Down With the Philly Sound - MFSB (4:30)
  14. 14 Bra - Cymande (5:05)
  15. 15 Love and Happiness - Al Green (5:02)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I'm So Glad You're Mine - Al Green (2:54)
  2. 2 Here I Go Again - Jean Plum (2:28)
  3. 3 You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (5:17)
  4. 4 Hercules - Aaron Neville (4:12)
  5. 5 Person To Person - The Average White Band (3:37)
  6. 6 Cry Together - The O'Jays (5:28)
  7. 7 Hurry Up This Way Again - The Stylistics (5:54)
  8. 8 I Hate I Walked Away - Syl Johnson (3:27)
  9. 9 Tramp - Lowell Fulson (3:06)
  10. 10 Stick Up - Honey Cone (3:03)
  11. 11 Soulful Footbal - Willie Henderson & The Soul Explosions (3:48)
  12. 12 The Message - Cymande (4:20)
  13. 13 Good Ole Music - Funkadelic (8:05)
  14. 14 Run Nigger - The Last Poets (1:11)
  15. 15 Kool is Back - Funk, Inc. (8:17)
  16. 16 Groovin' - Willie Mitchell (3:00)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Lowell Fulson Composer
Jimmy McCracklin Composer
Al Green Composer
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Aaron Neville Composer
Willie Mitchell Composer
Dexter Wansel Composer
Alan Gorrie Composer
Eddie Brigati Composer
Felix Cavaliere Composer
Roland Chambers Composer
George Clinton Composer
Raymond Earl Composer
Steve Ferrone Composer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Regi Hargis Composer
Willie Henderson Composer
Leon Huff Composer
Eddie Irons Composer
Jürgen S. Korduletsch Composer
Onnie McIntyre Composer
Leo Nocentelli Composer
Abiodun Oyewole Composer
Patrick Patterson Composer
E. Randle Composer
Gene Redd Composer
Steve Scipio Composer
Allen Toussaint Composer
Dean Rudland Liner Notes
Sir Joe Quarterman Composer
T. Washington Composer
Richard McGuire Composer
Kenton Nix Composer
Manzel Bush Composer
Sal Principato Composer
G. Porter Composer
D. Young Composer
C. Biggs Composer
H. Stuart Composer
R. Ransom Composer
V. Mason Composer
S. Miller Composer
Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste Composer
M. Duncan Composer
M. Hodges Composer
G. Perry Composer
I. Woods Composer
R. Scipio Composer
Mats Bjoerklud Composer
T. Baldurson Composer
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