Presenting the Blue Note originals famous for being sampled and remixed by Kanye West, Eminem, Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, Common, Pete Rock, Gang Starr, The Jungle Brothers, Ice-T, The Chemical Brothers, Wu-Tang Clan, Tricky, Bloodhound Gang, The Pharcyde, De La Soul, Dream Warriors, Madlib and Guru. Digitally re-mastered, with improved artwork feat. extended liner notes and illustrations, including new contributions from original compiler Dean Rudland (Acid Jazz Records).
For the first time as deluxe red, blue and yellow vinyl double LPs in gatefold sleeves. When first released in the 1990s, Blue Note Records’ blue break beats series was a huge commercial success and helped to kick off the worldwide “Dancefloor Jazz” phenomenon. The compilations’ popularity also spawned several sub-series such as blue bossa and blue brazil, also to great commercial and critical acclaim. These EMI-originated releases have been missing from the market for years. Now they are coming back with a bang: blue break beats vol. 1 – 3 are being reissued as deluxe LPs, for the first time in gatefold sleeves and on red, blue and yellow vinyl.
Limited double album on red vinyl in a gatefold sleeve.
01. Donald Byrd – Street Lady
02. Bobbi Humphrey – Jasper Country Man
03. Eddie Henderson – The Kumquat Kids
04. Gene Harris – Higga Boom
05. Reuben Wilson – Orange Peel
06. Jimmy McGriff – The Worm
07. Lou Donaldson – The Caterpillar
08. Grant Green – Ain’t It Funky Now
09. Bobby Hutcherson – Ummh
10. Blue Mitchell – Good Humor Man
11. Donald Byrd – Beale Street
12. Gerald Wilson – Viva Tirado
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