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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.

Contents

Releases

Complete tracklisting, taken from [1]

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

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Not official

SBR 499

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

SBR 500

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

Official start of the series

SBR 501

  1. The Monkees - "Mary Mary"* (from More of the Monkees) (1967)
  2. Wilbur "Bad" Bascomb - "Black Grass"* (1972)
  3. The Winstons - "Amen Brother"* (from MMS-117 7") (1969)
  4. 7th Wonder - "Daisy Lady" (from Climbing Higher) (1979)
  5. D.C. LaRue - "Indiscreet" (1976)
  6. Rufus Thomas - "Do the Funky Penguin" (from STA-0112 7") (1971)

SBR 502

  1. Wilson Pickett - "Get Me Back on Time"* (from Wilson Pickett in Philadelphia)) (1970)
  2. Juice - "Catch A Groove"* (from DGD-108 12") (1976)
  3. The Rolling Stones - "Honky Tonk Women"* (from Through the Past Darkly) (1969)
  4. Funkadelic - "You'll Like it Too" (1981)
  5. Roy Ayers Ubiquity - "Boogie Back" (from Change Up The Groove) (1974)
  6. Orchestra Internationale feat... Sal Conte - "Chella Lla"( from Disco Italiano lp) (1974)

SBR 503

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

SBR 504

  1. Syl Johnson - "Different Strokes"* (1967)
  2. Bobby Byrd - "I Know You Got Soul"* (from I Need Help) (1970)
  3. Z. Z. Hill - "I Think I'd Do It"* (from The Brand New ZZ Hill) (1971)
  4. Gaz - "Sing Sing" (from Gaz) (1979)
  5. Isaac Hayes - "Break Through" (from Truck Turner) (1974)
  6. Tom Jones - "Looking Out My Window"* (from Help Yourself) (1968)
  7. Dynamic Corvettes - "Funky Music Is the Thing Part 2" (45rpm) (1975)

SBR 505

  1. Johnny "Hammond" Smith - "Shifting Gears"* (from Gears) (1975)
  2. Bo Diddley - "Hit Or Miss"* (from Big Bad Bo) (1974)
  3. The Wild Magnolias - "(Somebody Got) Soul, Soul, Soul"* (from The Wild Magnolias) (1974)
  4. Melvin Bliss - "Synthetic Substitution"* (1973)
  5. Freedom - "Get Up and Dance" (from TK Disco 12 inch) (1979)
  6. 20th Century Steel Band - "Heaven and Hell" (from Warm Heart, Cold Steel) (1975)
  7. Banbarra - "Shack Up Part 2" (45rpm) (1975)

SBR 506

  1. Please - "Sing a Simple Song"* (1975)
  2. James Brown - "Cold Sweat"* (1967)
  3. Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds "2001"* (from the lp The Black Motion Picture Experience) (1973)
  4. Dennis Coffey - "Son of Scorpio"* (1972)
  5. Magic Disco Machine - "Scratchin'"* (1975)
  6. Fat Larry's Band - "Down on the Avenue" (1976)
  7. Uncle Louie - "I Like Funky Music" ( from the Marlin 12inch)(1979)

SBR 507

  1. James Brown - "Give it Up Or Turnit A Loose (Live)" (1969)
  2. Funky Constellation - "Street Talk"(Madam Rapper) (1979)
  3. Pleasure - "Let's Dance" (1976)
  4. John Davis - "I Can't Stop" (from the Sam 12inch) (1976)
  5. Mahavishnu Orchestra/John McLaughlin - "Planetary Citizen" (From 'Inner Worlds' 1975)
  6. Funkadelic - "Good Old Music" (1970)
  7. William Ray - "You Are What You Are" (1977)

Discontinued (see notes below)

SBR 508

  1. The Way of Life (S. Brighton & J. Cannon)
  2. Touch Me (All Night Long) (Fonda Rae, Patrick Adams & Greg Carmichael) (from RHR 3376) (1984)
  3. Infatuation (W. Negron)
  4. Precious and Special (J.J. Jarrett)

Continued

SBR 509

  1. Ingrid - "Easter Parade" (1982)
  2. ESG - "U.F.O" (1981)
  3. Billy Squier - "Big Beat" (1980)
  4. Liquid Liquid - "Cavern" (1983)
  5. Mountain - "Long Red"* (1972)
  6. The Whole Darn Family - "Seven Minutes of Funk" (from Has Arrived ) (1976)

SBR 510

  1. James Brown - "Funky President" (1974)
  2. Dexter Wansel - "Theme from the Planets"* (1976)
  3. Rhythm Heritage - "Theme from S.W.A.T."* (1978)
  4. The Jackson Five - "It's Great to Be Here"* (1971)
  5. The Brothers Johnson - "Ain't We Funkin' Now" ( from the 12inch) (1978)
  6. La Pregunta - "Shangri La" (1978)
  7. Esther Williams - "Last Night Changed it All"* (from the Friends & Co lp) (1976)*** note all versions of this track are different from one another***

SBR 511

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

SBR 512

  1. Junie - "Granny's Funky Rolls Royce" (1975)
  2. James Brown - "Funky Drummer"* (1970)
  3. The Mohawks - "Champ" (1968)
  4. Aerosmith - "Walk This Way" (1975)
  5. Thin Lizzy - "Johnny the Fox" (1978)
  6. The Soul Searchers - "Ashley's Roachclip"* (1974)
  7. Chicago Gangsters - "Gangster Boogie"* (1975)
  8. T-Connection - "Groove to Get Down" (1977)

SBR 513

  1. Babe Ruth - "The Mexican" (1973)
  2. Babe Ruth - "Keep Your Distance"* (1976)
  3. Coke Escovedo - "(Runaway) I Wouldn't Change a Thing" (1976)***listed as one song they used the ending of "Runaway" & the break of "I Wouldn't Change A Thing" an old Grandmaster Flash Trick***
  4. Eastside Connection - "Frisco Disco" (1978)
  5. In Search Of Orchestra - "Phenomena Theme" (1977)
  6. The Meters - "Handclapping Song" (1970)

SBR 514

  1. Stanley Turrentine - "Sister Sanctified"* (1972)
  2. J.J. Johnson - "Willie Chase" (from the "Willie Dynamite" soundtrack) (1974)
  3. Kid Dynamite - "Uphill Peace of Mind" (1976)
  4. Ralph MacDonald - "Jam on the Groove" (1976)
  5. Experience Unlimited - "Knock Him Out Sugar Ray" (1980)
  6. Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s - "Blow Your Head" (1974)

SBR 515

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

SBR 516

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

SBR 517

  1. Baby Huey - "Listen to Me" (from The Living Legend) (1971)
  2. Bobbie Knight & The Universal Lady - "The Lovermaniacs (Sex)"* (1974)
  3. The Pointer Sisters - "Yes We Can Can" (from Pointer Sisters) (1973)
  4. Monk Higgins - "One Man Band (Plays All Alone)" (from Dance to the Disco Sax) (1974)
  5. Kool & The Gang - "N.T." Part 2 (from the De-Lite 45rpm) (1971)
  6. Dyke & the Blazers - "Let a Woman Be a Woman, Let a Man Be a Man"* (from Greatest Hits) (1969)
  7. Bram Tchaikovsky - "Whiskey and Wines" (1979)

SBR 518

  1. Bar-Kays - "Let's Have Some Fun" (1977)
  2. Lafayette Afro-Rock Band - "Conga" (1976)
  3. Yellow Sunshine - "Yellow Sunshine" (1973)
  4. Jimmy Castor - "It's Just Begun"* (from It's Just Begun) (1972)***note the intro used the beginning of the song "Troglodyte"***
  5. Marva Whitney - "It's My Thing" (1969)
  6. Kay-Gees - "I Believe in Music" (1976)
  7. Dennis Coffey - "Ride Sally Ride" (from Goin' for Myself) (1972)

SBR 519

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

SBR 520

  1. Roy Ayers - "Lonesome Cowboy"* (1976)
  2. Duke Williams - "Chinese Chicken" (from Monkey in a Silk Suit is Still a Monkey) (1973)
  3. Joe Quarterman - "I'm Gonna Get You"* (1974)
  4. Friend And Lover - "Reach Out of the Darkness"* (from Reach Out of the Darkness) (1973)
  5. The Chubukos - "House of Rising Funk" (1973)*** called The Chubukos for the 45rpm they were called Afrique for the lp***
  6. Eddie Bo - "Hook & Sling" (1969)
  7. Bill Withers - "Kissing My Love" (from Still Bill) (1971)

SBR 521

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

SBR 522

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

SBR 523

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

SBR 524

  1. Lowell Fulsom - "Tramp" (from Tramp) (1967)
  2. Freddie Scott - "(You) Got What I Need" (1968)
  3. Lyn Collins - "You Can't Love Me, If You Don't Respect Me" (from the People 45rpm) (1973)
  4. The Emotions - "Blind Alley" (from Untouched) (1971)
  5. Lonnie Liston Smith - "Expansions - (from Expansions) (1975)
  6. Otis Redding - "Hard to Handle"* (from The Immortal Otis Redding) (1968)
  7. The Grassroots - "You and Love Are the Same" (from Feelings) (1969)
  8. Tom Scott - "Sneakin' in the Back" (from Tom Scott & the LA Express) (1974)

SBR 525

  1. Southside Movement - "I've Been Watching You" (from Southside Movement) (1973)
  2. Lou Donaldson - "Pot Belly" (from Pretty Things) (1970)
  3. Samba Soul - "Mambo #5" (from the RCA 12inch) (1977)
  4. Five Stairsteps - "Don't Change Your Love"* (from Love's Happening") (1968)
  5. Lamont Dozier - "Take Off Your Make-up" (from Out Here on My Own") (1973)
  6. Ike White - "Love and Affection" (1976)
  7. James Brown - "The Payback"* (from The Payback) (1973)

Oddities

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

  1. Incredible Bongo Band- "Sing, Sing, Sing"
  2. J. J. Johnson - "Parade Strut" (From "Willie Dynamite" soundtrack) (1974)
  3. Blowfly - "Sesame Street"
  4. Manzel - "Midnight Theme" (1979)
  5. Mike Curb Congregation - "Burning Bridges"
  6. Johnny Jenkins - "Two Pigs & A Hog"
  7. Fatback Band - "Fatbackin'"
  8. Jesse Green - "Flip"

Later Volumes

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

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

Notes

  • 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)

Ultimate, Ultimate, Ultimate!

The first DJ known to have compiled every single break from every volume of "Ultimate Breaks and Beats" into one mix was DJ Superix from the Southern Hospitality Crew based in London, UK. The mix is called "Ultimate, Ultimate, Ultimate!" and was released in 2008.

Other similar 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)

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