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Various Artists – Arthur Baker presents Breakers Revenge (2LP/2CD) [Soul Jazz SJR553]

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  • Dennis Coffey and The Detroit Guitar Band – Scorpio
  • The Jimmy Castor Bunch – It’s Just Begun
  • B.T. Express – Energy Level
  • James Brown – Get On The Good Foot
  • Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock
  • Manu Dibango – Soul Makossa
  • Esther Williams – Last Night Changed It All
  • The Mohawks – The Champ
  • Herman Kelly & Life – Dance To The Drummer’s Beat
  • Spanky Wilson – Sunshine of Your Love
  • James Brown – Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose
  • Candido – Soulwanco
  • Arthur Baker – Breaker’s Revenge
  • Manu Dibango – The Panther
  • Abaco Dream – Life and Death in G & A
  • The Jackson 5 – Dancing Machine
  • Mongo Santamaria – Cloud Nine
  • Edwin Starr – I Just Wanna Do My Thing
  • Badder Than Evil – Hot Wheels
  • Johnny Bristol – Lusty Lady [CD ONLY]

 

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Various Artists – Arthur Baker presents Breakers Revenge (2LP/2CD) [Soul Jazz SJR553]

 

Compiled by legendary producer Arthur Baker, ‘Breakers Revenge’ is a near-definitive collection of original Funk, Soul, Latin, Disco and Electro classic tracks from 1970-1984. These tracks, a combination of classics and obscurities, have all since become legendary to Breakdancers everywhere. First played at South Bronx block parties, community halls and park jams in the 1970s and 80s, spun endlessly by the first three major hip-hop DJs – Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa – and found in the record crates of any DJ of note ever since.

Seminal funk and soul tracks such as Dennis Coffey’s ‘Scorpio’, The Jimmy Castor Bunch’s ‘It’s Just Begun’, James Brown’s ‘Get on the Good Foot’, The Mohawks’ ‘Champ’ sit side-by-side here with the ground-breaking, classic electro of Afrika Bambaataa’s ‘Planet Rock’, and Arthur Baker’s own definitive ‘Breaker’s Revenge.’ Breakdancing has come a long way from its New York roots to its respected position as an art form today where, for the first time ever, it is to be featured in the Olympics held in Paris this August 2024.

The ‘breakbeat’ remains at the very heart of hip-hop, the mercurial funk, soul and disco tracks, always 100% guaranteed to get B-Boys, B-Girls and Breakdancers moving at any block party, with the percussive breakdown of each track the pinnacle soundtrack to any dance/battle between Breakdancers of any note. Similarly these tracks have been sampled many 1000s of times over by every hip-hop artist and producer of note.

Compiler Arthur Baker played a pivotal role in hip-hop history when in 1982 he produced Afrika Bambaataa’s seminal ‘Planet Rock’ (as featured here), introducing electronic instruments into hip-hop for the first time ever and in the process created electro. After ‘Planet Rock’, Arthur Baker went on to remix or produce every major artist of note –from New Order to the Rolling Stones, Al Green to the Pet Shop Boys.

This Soul Jazz Records vinyl release is presented as a deluxe gatefold double vinyl with two bespoke inner sleeves and download code, and the double CD comes in a digi-case with full notes and booklet. Both formats come complete with an introduction by Arthur Baker, extensive sleevenotes, including a track-by-track breakdown by hip-hop historian JayQuan, and striking  images from photographer Sophie Bramly.

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