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Blue Break Beats compilations (Blue Note)

The first Blue Break Beats release was a double LP compilation of Blue Note tracks that been sampled and used on recordings in the 1980's. This compilation was released on CD in 1993 with some tracks omitted. Three further volumes followed, each released in double vinyl and CD formats. The four CD volumes were packaged as a box set in 1999. A best of sampler of tracks from the series was released in 2001.

Blue Break Beats compilations

Blue Break Beats, Volume 1

Double LP release in 1992. Single CD release in 1993 with 3 tracks omitted. Includes tracks by Grant Green, Lou Donaldson, Donald Byrd, Lonnie Smith, Jimmy McGriff and Ike Quebec.

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Blue Break Beats, Volume 2

Double LP release in 1993. Single CD release in 1994 with 3 tracks omitted. Includes tracks by Donald Byrd, Reuben Wilson, Jimmy McGriff, Lou Donaldson, Grant Green, Lonnie Smith and Blue Mitchell.

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Blue Break Beats, Volume 3

Double LP release in 1996. Single CD release in 1997 with 4 tracks omitted. Includes tracks by Lou Donaldson, Reuben Wilson, Gene Harris, Grant Green, Donald Byrd and Bobby Hutcherson.

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Blue Break Beats, Volume 4

Double LP release in 1998. Single CD release in 1998 with 4 tracks omitted. Includes tracks by Gene Harris, Cannonball Adderley, Herbie Hancock, Reuben Wilson and Lonnie Smith.

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Best Of Blue Break Beats

Blue Break Beats Volumes 1 to 4

The CD versions of the four original compilations were released in a slipcase package in 1999.

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Best Of Blue Break Beats

Selected tracks from the original four compilations; including music by Lou Donaldson, Grant Green, Jimmy McGriff, Lonnie Smith, Blue Mitchell and Donald Byrd; were released on a single CD in 2001.

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Last updated November 2010