Selectabwoy :- Yes. This one’s all about the breaks.
We’re going back, way back to the foundation, with a selection of original soul and funk classics. Time for me to pay homage to some of the original artists, notably the drummers, that gave us the backbone of hardcore, jungle & DnB.
Put this one together fairly quickly, choppy mixing, no messing about, just wanted to let the tracks speak for themselves. They’re all listed below and I’ll probably throw in a few examples of break usage for anyone who’s fussed. Most of these are pretty well-known but I’ve thrown in a few lesser-sampled ones. This is a mix I’ve wanted to do for ages; I’m only scratching the surface, could have kept hunting these tracks down forever, but you gotta draw the line somewhere! Less than a day after finishing the mix I discover Lucille Brown & Billy Clark’s ‘Both Eyes Open’… a personal favourite. Fuck it, it’s going on the next mix.
Massive shout to the guys at Rolldabeats forum (especially Beat-Findation who tracked down ‘Non-stop Home’ for me, props) – many of these sources I wouldn’t have discovered without your efforts. Big up. And an honourable mention for WhoSampled.
The Winstons – Amen, Brother
Isaac Hayes – Breakthrough
The Chosen Few – Funky Buttercup
The Commodores – Assembly Line
The Isley Brothers – Get Into Something
Rotary Connection – Life Could
The Head Hunters – God Made Me Funky
Kool & The Gang – N.T.
Kool & The Gang – Give It Up
James Brown – Funky Drummer
Funk Inc. – Kool Is Back
Vibrettes – Humpty Dump
James Brown – Cold Sweat
Kool & The Gang – Chocolate Buttermilk
Bobby Byrd – Hot Pants (I’m Comin’)
Lyn Collins – Think
Kurtis Blow – Do The Do
Ten City – Devotion (Voice of Paradise mix)
Lightnin’ Rod – Sport
Blowfly – Sesame Street
Tommy Roe – Sweet Pea
Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band – Apache
Dennis Coffey – Scorpio
Weather Report – Non-Stop Home
Jimmy McGriff – The Worm
Bernard Purdie – Soul Drums
Ike Turner & The Kings Of Rhythm – Funky Mule
James Brown – Soul Pride
James Brown – Tighten Up
Black Heat – Love The Life You Live