Most of us may be more familiar with the samples pulled from these tracks than with the originals themselves. This compilation of joints by Blue Note label artists is kind of like the update on stuff we missed to check out – or maybe I should only speak for myself…

1 Grooving With Mr. G – Richard “Groove” Holmes
2 Sookie, Sookie – Grant Green
3 Who’s Making Love? – Lou Donaldson
4 Weasil – Donald Byrd
5 Kudu – Eddie Henderson
6 Harlem River Drive – Bobbi Humphrey
7 Blue Juice – Jimmy McGriff
8 Final Comedown – Grant Green
9 Turtle Walk – Lou Donaldson
10 Your Love Is Too Much – The Three Sounds
11 Blackjack – Donald Byrd
12 Olilloqui Valley – Herbie Hancock

Blue Break Beats 1 (1993)

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1 Ain’t It Funky Now – Grant Green (9:54)
2 Beale Street – Donald Byrd (5:24)
3 Good Humour Man – Blue Mitchell (5:39)
4 Higga Boom – Gene Harris (6:00)
5 Jasper Country Man – Bobbi Humphrey (5:17)
6 Kumquat Kids – Eddie Henderson (4:32)
7 Orange Peel – Reuben Wilson (6:36)
8 Street Lady – Donald Byrd (5:39)
9 The Caterpillar – Lou Donaldson (6:52)
10 The Worm – Jimmy McGriff (3:24)
11 Ummh – Bobby Hutcherson (7:45)
12 Viva Tirado – Gerald Wilson (5:44)

Blue Break Beats 2 (1994)

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1. Walk Tall – Cannonball Adderley
2. You’ve Made Me So Very Happy – Lou Rawls
3. Ode To Billy Joe – Lou Donaldson
4. Sho’ Nuff Melon – Reuben Wilson
5. Howling For Judy – Jeremy Steig
6. Light My Fire – Shirley Bassey
7. It’s Your Thing – Lou Donaldson
8. Put On Train – Gene Harris & The Three Sounds
9. Don’t Call Me Nigger Whitey – Gene Harris
10. Dominoes – Donald Byrd
11. Mystic Brew – Ronnie Foster
12. Get Out Of My Life Woman – Joe Williams With Thad Jones
13. Ground Hog – Duke Pearson
14. Soul – Jackie McLean

Blue Break Beats 3 (1997)

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1. Prelude – Gene Harris
2. Holy Thursday – David Axelrod
3. Sitting Duck – Gene Harris & The Three Sounds
4. The Beat Goes On – Buddy Rich
5. Three Is The Magic Number – Bob Dorough
6. Shack Up – Banbara
7. Boomp Boomp Chomp – The Sons
8. Little Green Apples – Monk Higgins
9. Bring Down The Birds – Herbie Hancock
10. Whole Lotta Love – Ike & Tina Turner
11. Repeat After Me – The Three Sounds
12. Inside You – Eddie Henderson
13. Woman Of The Ghetto – Marlena Shaw
14. This Is Soul – Paul Nero

Blue Break Beats 4 (1999)

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