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

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateCatalog#Barcode
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 1Various Artists12" Vinyl6
SBR 501
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 2Various Artists12" Vinyl6
SBR 502
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 3Various Artists12" Vinyl6
SBR 503
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 4Various Artists12" Vinyl7
SBR 504
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 5Various Artists12" Vinyl7
SBR 505
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 6Various Artists12" Vinyl7
SBR 506
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 7Various Artists12" Vinyl7
SBR 507
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 8Various Artists12" Vinyl8
SBR 508
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 8Various Artists12" Vinyl8
SBR 508
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 8Various Artists12" Vinyl4
SBR 508
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 9Various Artists12" Vinyl6
SBR 509
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 10Various Artists12" Vinyl7
SBR 510
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 11Various Artists12" Vinyl6
SBR 511
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 12Various Artists12" Vinyl8
SBR 512
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 13Various Artists12" Vinyl6
SBR 513
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 14Various Artists12" Vinyl6
SBR 514
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 15Various Artists12" Vinyl7
SBR 515
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 16Various Artists12" Vinyl7
SBR 516
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 17Various Artists12" Vinyl8
SBR 517
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 18Various Artists12" Vinyl7
SBR 518
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 19Various Artists12" Vinyl8
SBR 519
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 20Various Artists12" Vinyl7
SBR 520
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 21Various Artists12" Vinyl9
SBR 521
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 22Various Artists12" Vinyl7
SBR 522
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 23Various Artists12" Vinyl7
SBR 523
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 24Various Artists12" Vinyl8
SBR 524
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 25Various Artists12" Vinyl7
SBR 525
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 26Various Artists12" Vinyl7
SBR 526
Ultimate Breaks & BeatsVarious ArtistsCD8
SBR 508 CD
Ultimate Breaks & Beats: The Complete CollectionVarious Artists2×Data CD86 + 88
SBR 1740
Ultimate Breaks & Beats, Volume 8Various ArtistsDVD7
SBR 508
The RaptureY2KCD6
  • US2007-02-11
Ultimate Breaks & Beats: The Complete CollectionVarious ArtistsUSB Flash Drive174
  • US2008-12-18
SBR 19400838519405