Street Beat Records (ultimate breaks and beats series)

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Annotation

In the early 80s more and more DJs started to look for records with break beats. One hot spot for these early diggers was Music Factory on 43rd and Broadway at Times Square in New York City where a record buyer / sales person called Stanley Patzer accumulated and shared encyclopedic knowledge of the in demand records for the new art form of Hip Hop DJs. His friend and fellow record seller (at Downstairs Records) Leonard “Breakbeat Lenny” Roberts took the most in demand tracks and released them (sometimes edited by Louis “Breakbeat Lou” Flores to extend the break) on a total of nine bootleg compilations called Octopus Breaks.

The latter two took the existing Octopus compilations and from 1986 onwards re-released them legally (ie after acquiring mechanical copyrights) on a newly created label called Street Beat Records. Until Lenny's’ death in the early 90s when the label ceased trading a total of 25 compilations called “Ultimate Breaks & Beats” (UBB) were released.

From around 1996 onwards all 25 volumes have repeatedly been bootlegged. There have also been additional releases added on similar labels (Vol 26 for example) which have nothing to do with the original Street Beat Records.
Approximately thirty years after the original inception of "UBB", Breakbeat Lou has revived the series with its own website and facebook page.

Annotation last modified on 2012-05-22 18:08 UTC.

Releases

Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 1 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 6 SBR 501
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 2 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 6 SBR 502
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 3 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 6 SBR 503
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 4 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 7 SBR 504
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 5 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 7 SBR 505
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 6 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 7 SBR 506
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 7 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 7 SBR 507
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 8 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 4 SBR 508
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 8 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 8 SBR 508
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 9 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 6 SBR 509
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 10 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 7 SBR 510
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 11 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 6 SBR 511
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 12 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 8 SBR 512
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 13 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 6 SBR 513
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 14 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 6 SBR 514
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 15 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 7 SBR 515
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 16 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 7 SBR 516
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 17 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 8 SBR 517
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 18 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 7 SBR 518
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 19 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 8 SBR 519
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 20 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 7 SBR 520
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 21 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 9 SBR 521
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 22 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 7 SBR 522
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 23 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 7 SBR 523
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 24 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 8 SBR 524
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 25 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 7 SBR 525
Ultimate Breaks & Beats: The Complete Collection Various Artists 2×Data CD 86 + 88 SBR 1740
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 8 Various Artists DVD 7 SBR 508
Ultimate Breaks & Beats: The Complete Collection Various Artists USB Flash Drive 174 SBR 1940 0838519405