Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Blue Break Beats, Vol. 2
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Latin Music
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Volume 2 of the break series
McG | Sweden | 06/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the 2nd installment in the Blue Break Beats series.
It is not a samplers record, it is a chance to hear the original tracks.
This CD started life as a double LP - it was compiled by Dean Rudland and Eddie Pillar back in 1993, as a follow-up to the successful first compilation.
If you remember Acid Jazz, then these names will mean something to you, along with Gilles Peterson.
The proper title was "Blue Break Beats (You Gotta Hear Blue Note to Dig Def Jam)".
The idea of the collection was to draw peoples attention to the really excellent Blue Note tracks being sampled in the Hip Hop records everyone was listening to ('92).
This was way way before all the CD re-issues of the Blue Note Archive - we had to buy imports of the Japanese King re-pressings or go to Ray's Jazz shop and buy the originals.
The success of this compilation, lead to the Straight No Chaser re-issue selection, more compilations, the re-awakening of people's love of Jazz and the general re-availability of the Blue Note catalogue.
You can thank Acid Jazz for that."