V.A / STRANGE BREAKS & MR. THING II (BBE 20TH ANNIVERSARY REPRESS) [2LP]
Disc 1 a1. Ruby Andrews - You Made A Believer (Out Of Me) a2. Kalyanji Anandji - Back Ground Music a3. Jake Wade & The Soul Searchers - Searching For Soul Pt.1 a4. Dick Walter - Spooky Doo b1. Roy Head - She's About A Mover b2. Hot City Bump Band - It's Just Begun b3. Val Merrall's Orchestra - The Horse b4. Frank Pleyer Big Band - Sally Disc 2 c1. Art & Ron - Can't Stop Talkin' c2. Johnny Griffith Inc. - Love Is Just A Word c3. The Generation Gap - Family Affair c4. Jerzy Milian Orkiestra - Gacek d1. John L. Watson with White Mouse - Rockin' Chair d2. The Alan Tew Orchestra - Pink Panther d3. The Rias Orchestra Conducted by Helmuth Brandenburg - Pru Urebu d4. Oscar Harris & The Twinkle Stars - Twinkle Stars Boogaloo Moon River Live 2LP The sound of the sixties and seventies has never been so sought after as at the present moment. You could even argue that modern music just isn't good enough. As evidence consider this: contemporary producers and artists are often looking back to get inspired - insert staggering number of examples - so you can safely say that even in this digital age the beating heart of modern R&B and hip-hop is still vintage soul, funk and jazz. This is why BBE Records have teamed up with DJ/Producer Mr Thing, to dig deep into his extensive collection to compile a series of 5 long players of rare and sought after breaks. This series reflects brilliantly on his dedication to digging for those untouched and unrivalled samples and breaks as you hear him use in his DJ sets. As a DJ, Mr Thing never fails to engage the crowd with his winning combination of hip hop and funk breaks spiced up with his legendary mixing and scratching skills. Volume II as you guess is the 2nd installment in the five part "Strange Breaks & Things" series contains superb songs, some you've probably never heard of, some which may make you go: "I recognize this sample!"… because it was once used as the backdrop for a classic Hip Hop track. If you liked the legendary "Strange Games" compilation series on BBE compiled by the likes of Kenny Dope & DJ Spinna, you'll love "Strange Breaks & Things".
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