Ultimate Breaks and Beats


Ultimate Breaks and Beats

"Ultimate Breaks and Beats", commonly abbreviated as UBB, is the name of a 25-volume compilation of mostly full-length songs that were known for their breaks. The series features music, released between 1966 and 1984, which features a prominent drum break. The records came out on the Street Beat label in the mid-1980s. The release of a new volume in this series usually led to a wave of rap records using the breaks. Re-releases of these LPs, some packaged in pairs for DJ scratching and mixing convenience, became available and may be found in record stores today. CDs of some of the volumes may be found as well. In 2006, a compilation of most of these volumes was released digitally on a 2 disc CD + DVD.

Releases

Complete tracklisting, taken from [http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Performance/3412/Crates/ultimate.htm]

"Note: An * after a track name indicates that the song was remixed for inclusion in this compilation."

Not official:

*SBR 499
*# She's So Divine (B. Oattes/R van Schaik (The Limit)) (from "CP 721") (1982)
*# I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On) (Kashif) (from "Arist 12521") (1982)
*# There's Never Been (No One Like You) (Kenton Nix) (from "WES 22130") (1980)
*# Magic's Message (There Has to Be a Better Way) (Mr. Magic) (from "POS-1213") (1984)

*SBR 500
*# Don't Keep Me Waiting (C. Mizelle & M. Wooten)
*# Flying High (Patrick Adams/Cloud One) (from "HS 1010") (1982)
*# Serious, Sirius Space Party (Kenton Nix) (1981)
*# Let's Do It (Leroy Burgess, James Calloway, Sonny Davenport/Conversion) (from "SAM 5015") (1980)

Official start of the series:

*SBR 501
*# The Monkees - "Mary Mary"* (from "More of the Monkees") (1967)
*# Wilbur "Bad" Bascomb - "Black Grass"* (1972)
*# The Winstons - "Amen Brother"* (from "MMS-117" 7") (1969)
*# 7th Wonder - "Daisy Lady" (from "Climbing Higher") (1979)
*# D.C. LaRue - "Indiscreet" (1976)
*# Rufus Thomas - "Do the Funky Penguin" (from "STA-0112" 7") (1971)

*SBR 502
*# Wilson Pickett - "Get Me Back on Time"* (from "Wilson Pickett in Philadelphia")) (1970)
*# Juice - "Catch A Groove"* (from "DGD-108" 12") (1976)
*# The Rolling Stones - "Honky Tonk Women"* (from "Through the Past Darkly") (1969)
*# Funkadelic - "You'll Like it Too" (1981)
*# Roy Ayers Ubiquity - "Boogie Back" (from "Change Up The Groove") (1974)
*# Disco Italiano - "Chella Lla"

*SBR 503
*# Cheryl Lynn - "Got to Be Real" (from "Cheryl Lynn") (1978)
*# Incredible Bongo Band - "Apache" (1973)
*# Herman Kelly & Life - "Dance to the Drummer's Beat" (from "Percussion Explosion") (1978)
*# Incredible Bongo Band - "Bongo Rock"* (from "Bongo Rock") (1973)
*# UPP - "Give it to You" (from "UPP") (1975)
*# Jackie Robinson - "Pussyfooter"* (1977)

*SBR 504
*# Syl Johnson - "Different Strokes"* (1967)
*# Bobby Byrd - "I Know You Got Soul"* (from "I Need Help") (1970)
*# Z. Z. Hill - "I Think I'd Do It"* (from "The Brand New ZZ Hill") (1971)
*# Gaz - "Sing Sing" (from "Gaz") (1979)
*# Isaac Hayes - "Break Through" (from "Truck Turner") (1974)
*# Tom Jones - "Lookin' Thru My Window"* (from "Help Yourself") (1968)
*# Dynamic Corvettes - "Funky Music Is the Thing"* (1975)

*SBR 505
*# Johnny "Hammond" Smith - "Shifting Gears"* (from "Gears") (1975)
*# Bo Diddley - "Hit Or Miss"* (from "Big Bad Bo") (1974)
*# The Wild Magnolias - "(Somebody Got) Soul, Soul, Soul"* (from "The Wild Magnolias") (1974)
*# Melvin Bliss/Skull Snaps - "Synthetic Substitution"* (1998)
*# Freedom - "Get Up and Dance" (from "Farther than Imagination") (1979)
*# 20th Century Steel Band - "Heaven and Hell" (from "Warm Heart, Cold Steel") (1975)
*# Banbarra - "Shack Up" (1975)

*SBR 506
*# Please - "Sing a Simple Song"* (1975)
*# James Brown - "Cold Sweat"* (1967)
*# The Black Motion Picture Experience "2001"* (1973)
*# Dennis Coffey - "Son of Scorpio"* (1972)
*# Magic Disco Machine - "Scratchin'"* (1975)
*# Fat Larry's Band - "Down on the Avenue" (1976)
*# Uncle Louie - "I Like Funky Music" (1979)

*SBR 507
*# James Brown - "Give it Up Or Turnit A Loose" (1969)
*# Funky Constellation - "Street Talk" (1979)
*# Pleasure - "Let's Dance" (1976)
*# John Davis - "I Can't Stop" (1976)
*# Mahavishnu Orchestra - "Planetary Citizen" (From 'Inner Worlds' 1975)
*# Funkadelic - "Good Old Music" (1970)
*# Magic Touch - "You Are What You Are" (1977)

Discontinued (see note below)

*SBR 508
*# The Way of Life (S. Brighton & J. Cannon)
*# Touch Me (All Night Long) (Fonda Rae, Patrick Adams & Greg Carmichael) (from "RHR 3376") (1984)
*# Infatuation (W. Negron)
*# Precious and Special (J.J. Jarrett)

Continued

*SBR 509
*# Ingrid - "Easter Parade" (1982)
*# ESG - "U.F.O" (1981)
*# Billy Squire - "Big Beat" (1980)
*# Liquid Liquid - "Cavern" (1983)
*# Mountain - "Long Red"* (1972)
*# The Whole Darn Family - "Seven Minutes of Funk" (from "Has Arrived" ) (1976)

*SBR 510
*# James Brown - "Funky President" (1974)
*# Dexter Wansel - "Theme from the Planets"* (1976)
*# Rhythm Heritage - "Theme from S.W.A.T."* (1978)
*# The Jackson Five - "It's Great to Be Here"* (1971)
*# The Brothers Johnson - "Ain't We Funkin' Now" (1978)
*# La Pregunta - "Shangri La" (1978)
*# Esther Williams - "Last Night Changed it All"* (1976)

*SBR 511
*# The Honey Drippers - "Impeach the President"* (1973)
*# The Headhunters - "God Made Me Funky" (1975)
*# Lucy Hawkins - "Gotta Get Out of Here" (1978)
*# Orange Krush - "Action"* (1982)
*# Funk Inc. - "Kool Is Back" (1971)
*# Fausto Papetti - "Love's Theme"* (1975)

*SBR 512
*# Junie - "Granny's Funky Rolls Royce" (1975)
*# James Brown - "Funky Drummer"* (1970)
*# The Mohawks - "Champ" (1968)
*# Aerosmith - "Walk This Way" (1975)
*# Thin Lizzy - "Johnny the Fox" (1978)
*# The Soul Searchers - "Ashley's Roachclip"* (1974)
*# Chicago Gangsters - "Gangster Boogie"* (1975)
*# T-Connection - "Groove to Get Down" (1977)

*SBR 513
*# Babe Ruth - "The Mexican" (1973)
*# Babe Ruth - "Keep Your Distance"* (1976)
*# Coke Escovedo - "(Runaway) I Wouldn't Change a Thing" (1976)
*# Eastside Connection - "Frisco Disco" (1978)
*# In Search Of Orchestra - "Phenomena Theme" (1977)
*# The Meters - "Handclapping Song" (1970)

*SBR 514
*# Stanley Turrentine - "Sister Sanctified"* (1972)
*# Willie Dynamite (Soundtrack) - "Willie Chase" (1974)
*# Kid Dynamite - "Uphill Peace of Mind" (1976)
*# Ralph MacDonald - "Jam on the Groove" (1976)
*# Experience Unlimited - "Knock Him Out Sugar Ray" (1980)
*# Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s - "Blow Your Head" (1974)

*SBR 515
*# Donald Byrd - "Change (Makes You Want to Hustle)" (from "Places and Spaces") (1976)
*# Roy Ayers - "Brother Green (The Disco King)" (from "Mystic Voyage") (1975)
*# Grover Washington, Jr. - "Mister Magic" (from "Mister Magic") (1975)
*# David Matthews - "Star Wars" (1977)
*# John Cougar Mellencamp - "Jack & Diane"* (1982)
*# Pleasure - "Bouncy Lady"* (1975)
*# Jefferson Starship - "Rock Music" (from "Freedom at Point Zero") (1979)

*SBR 516
*# Commodores - "The Assembly Line" (from "Machine Gun") (1974)
*# Johnny Jenkins - "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" (from "Ton Ton Macoute!" ) (1974)
*# Le Pamplemousse - "Gimme What You Got"* (1976)
*# Marvin Gaye - "T Plays it Cool" (from "Trouble Man Soundtrack") (1972)
*# Lyn Collins - "Think (About It)"* (1972)
*# The Galactic Force Band - "Space Dust"* (from "Spaced Out Disco") (1978)
*# Steve Miller Band - "Take the Money and Run"* (from "Fly Like An Eagle" ) (1976)

*SBR 517
*# Baby Huey - "Listen to Me" (from "The Living Legend") (1971)
*# Bobbie Knight - "The Lovermaniacs (Sex)"* (1974)
*# The Pointer Sisters - "Yes We Can Can" (from "Pointer Sisters") (1973)
*# Monk Higgins - "One Man Band (Plays All Alone)" (from "Dance to the Disco Sax") (1974)
*# Kool & The Gang - "N.T." (1971)
*# Dyke & the Blazers - "Let a Woman Be a Woman, Let a Man Be a Man"* (from "Greatest Hits") (1969)
*# Bram Tchaikovsky - "Whiskey and Wines" (1979)

*SBR 518
*# Bar-Kays - "Let's Have Some Fun" (1977)
*# Lafayette Afro-Rock Band - "Conga" (1976)
*# Yellow Sunshine - "Yellow Sunshine" (1973)
*# Jimmy Castor - "It's Just Begun"* (from "It's Just Begun") (1972)
*# Marva Whitney - "It's My Thing" (1969)
*# Kay-Gees - "I Believe in Music" (1976)
*# Dennis Coffey - "Ride Sally Ride" (from "Goin' for Myself") (1972)

*SBR 519
*# The Blackbyrds - "Rock Creek Park" (from "City Life") (1975)
*# K.C. & The Sunshine Band - "I Get Lifted" (1975)
*# Brother Soul - "Cookies" (1975)
*# Foster Sylvers - "Misdemeanor" (1973)
*# Wild Sugar - "Bring it Here" (1981)
*# Miami - "Chicken Yellow" (from "The Party Freaks") (1974)
*# Olympic Runners - "Put the Music Where Your Mouth Is" (from "Put the Music Where Your Mouth Is") (1974)
*# Lightnin' Rod - "Sport" (1973)

*SBR 520
*# Roy Ayers - "Lonesome Cowboy"* (1976)
*# Duke Williams - "Chinese Chicken" (from Monkey in a Silk Suit is Still a Monkey) (1973)
*# Joe Quarterman - "I'm Gonna Get You"* (1974)
*# Friend And Lover - "Reach Out of the Darkness"* (from "Reach Out of the Darkness") (1973)
*# The Chubukos - "House of Rising Funk" (1973)
*# Eddie Bo - "Hook & Sling" (1969)
*# Bill Withers - "Kissing My Love" (from "Still Bill") (1971)

*SBR 521
*# The Politicians - "Free Your Mind" (1972)
*# Joe Tex - "Papa Was Too"* (1966)
*# The Village Callers - "Hector" (1967)
*# Sound Experience - "Devil With the Bust" (1974)
*# James Brown - "Soul Pride" (1969)
*# All The People - "Cramp Your Style"* (1972)
*# Johnny Pate - "Shaft in Africa" (1973)
*# Barry White - "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More Baby"* (1973)

*SBR 522
*# Barrabas - "Woman" (from "Barrabas") (1972)
*# Creative Source - "Corazon" (from "Migration") (1974)
*# Southside Movement - "Save the World" (1974)
*# The J.B.'s - "The Grunt (Part 1)"* (from "Food for Thought") (1970)
*# Rufus Thomas - "Do the Funky Penguin (Part 2)"* (from "STA-0112" 7") (1971)
*# Shotgun - "Dynamite (The Bomb)"* (1977)
*# Gary Numan - "Films"* (from "The Pleasure Principle") (1979)

*SBR 523
*# Rufus Thomas - "The Breakdown (Part II)"* (1971)
*# Jim Dandy - "Country Cooking" (1975)
*# Pleasure - "Joyous" (from "Joyous") (1977)
*# Solomon Burke - "Get Out of My Life Woman"* (from "I Wish I Knew") (1968)
*# Alphonze Mouzon - "You Don't Know How Much I Love You" (1974)
*# Delegation - "Oh Honey" (from "Promise of Love") (1977)
*# Freda Payne - "The Easiest Way to Fall"* (from "Band of Gold") (1970)

*SBR 524
*# Lowell Fulsom - "Tramp" (from "Tramp") (1967)
*# Freddie Scott - "(You) Got What I Need" (1968)
*# Lyn Collins - "You Can't Love Me, If You Don't Respect Me" (from "The Female Preacher") (1973)
*# The Emotions - "Blind Alley" (from "Untouched") (1971)
*# Lonnie Liston Smith - "Expansions - Part 1" (from "Expansions") (1975)
*# Otis Redding - "Hard to Handle"* (from "The Immortal Otis Redding") (1968)
*# The Grassroots - "You and Love Are the Same" (from "Feelings") (1969)
*# Tom Scott - "Sneakin' in the Back" (from "Tom Scott & the LA Express") (1974)

*SBR 525
*# Southside Movement - "I've Been Watching You" (from "Southside Movement") (1973)
*# Lou Donaldson - "Pot Belly" (from "Pretty Things") (1970)
*# Samba Soul - "Mambo #5" (from "Samba Soul") (1977)
*# Five Stairsteps - "Don't Change Your Love"* (from "Love's Happening") (1968)
*# Lamont Dozier - "Take Off Your Make-up" (from "Out Here on My Own") (1973)
*# Ike White - "Love and Affection" (1976)
*# James Brown - "The Payback"* (from "The Payback") (1973)

There are some oddities in the collection, with releases SBR 499 and SBR 500 discontinued and now considered "unofficial", while SBR 508 was released with two different track listings. The later, alternate track listing for SBR 508 is as below.

*SBR 508
*# Incredible Bongo Band- "Sing, Sing, Sing"
*# J.J. Johnson - "Parade Strut" (From "Willie Dynamite" soundtrack) (1974)
*# Blowfly - "Sesame Street"
*# Manzel - "Midnight Theme" (1979)
*# Mike Curb Congregation - "Burning Bridges"
*# Johnny Jenkins - "Two Pigs & A Hog"
*# Fatback Band - "Fatbackin'"
*# Jesse Green - "Flip"

Also, two later volumes were released, both as SBR 526. The first version was re-released as "Strictly Breaks 1", and the second version was actually mixed and re-edited by Louis Flores.

*SBR 526
*# Joe Tex - "You Said A Bad Word"
*# Johnnie Taylor - "Ever Ready"
*# Coal Kitchen - "Keep On Pushing"
*# Graham Central Station - "The Jam"
*# Trouble Funk - "Let's Get Small"
*# Tony Alvon & The Belairs - "Sexy Coffee Pot"
*# Hank Carbo - "Hot Pants Pt. 2"

Note:

The earliest track on the Ultimate Breaks and Beats series is
* Joe Tex -"Papa Was Too"* (1966)The most recent track is
* Fonda Rae, Patrick Adams & Greg Carmichael - "Touch Me (All Night Long)" (from "RHR 3376") (1984)

* The first ever DJ to compile every single break from every volume into one mix was DJ Superix ( [http://www.superix.co.uk] ) from the Southern Hospitality [http://www.southernhospitality.co.uk/index.htm] Crew based in London, UK. The mix is called 'Ultimate, Ultimate, Ultimate!' [http://www.southernhospitality.co.uk/ultimate.htm] and pays homage to all the original hip hop pioneers. (2008)

Other Breakbeat compilations

* The "Strictly Breaks" series (Volumes 1-8)
* The "Dusty Fingers" series (Volumes 1-15)
* The "Soul Beats" series (Volumes 1-9)
* The "Diggin'" series (Volumes 1-19)
* The "Super Breaks and Beats" series (Volumes 1-8)
* The "Argo/Cadet Grooves" series (Volumes 1-7)
* The "Schoolyard Breaks" series (Volumes 1-2)
* The "Drum Crazy" series (Volumes 1-6)
* The "Rhythm Madness" series (Volumes 1-2)
* The "Circuit Breaks" series (Volumes 1-2)

External links

* [http://www.discogs.com/label/Street+Beat+Records Street Beat Records Discography] at Discogs


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