Street Beat Records

Street Beat Records

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In the early 80s more and more DJs started to look for records with break beats. One hotspot 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 rereleased them legally (ie after acquiring mechanical copyrights) on a newly created label called Streetbeat Records. Until Lennys’ 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 Streetbeat Records.
Approximately thirty years after the original inception of "UBB", Breakbeat Lou has revived the series with its own website and facebook page.
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Contact Info:
Street Beat Records
1154 Castle Hill Ave.
Bronx
NY
10462
The offices were above DJ Specialty at this same address later moved to Pugsley Ave in The Bronx
Sites:
[l4242]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
ARCD 6003 TLC Ooooooohhh...On The TLC Tip(CD, Album, Club) LaFace Records, LaFace Records ARCD 6003 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
MW 005 Various Fest Dance Vol.5(LP, Comp, Unofficial) Street Beat Records MW 005 US 1992 Sell This Version
SB 5001 Cheryl Lynn Got To Be Real(12", Unofficial) Street Beat Records SB 5001 US Unknown Sell This Version
SBB01 Various Super Breaks & Beats Volume 1(12") Street Beat Records SBB01 US Unknown Sell This Version
SBR 501 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 501 US 1986 Sell This Version
SBR-501-CD Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats(CDr, Comp, Unofficial) Street Beat Records SBR-501-CD US Unknown Sell This Version
SBR 502 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 502 US 1986 Sell This Version
SBR 503 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 503 US 1986 Sell This Version
SBR-504 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR-504 US 1986 Sell This Version
SBR-504 CD Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats(CDr, Comp, Unofficial) Street Beat Records SBR-504 CD US 1986 Sell This Version
SBR 505 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 505 US 1986 Sell This Version
SBR-506 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR-506 US 1986 Sell This Version
SBR 507 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 507 US 1986 Sell This Version
SBR 508 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 508 US 1986 Sell This Version
SBR 508 CD Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats(CD, Unofficial, Com) Street Beat Records SBR 508 CD US 2003 Sell This Version
SBR 509 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 509 US 1986 Sell This Version
SBR 510 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 510 US 1986 Sell This Version
SBR 510 CD Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats(CD, Unofficial, Com) Street Beat Records SBR 510 CD US 2003 Sell This Version
SBR 511 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 511 US 1987 Sell This Version
SBR 511 CD Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Street Beat Records SBR 511 CD US 2003 Sell This Version
SBR 512 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 512 US 1986 Sell This Version
SBR 512 CD Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats(CD, Unofficial, Com) Street Beat Records SBR 512 CD US 2003 Sell This Version
SBR 513 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 513 US 1987 Sell This Version
SBR 513 CD Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats(CD, Unofficial, Com) Street Beat Records SBR 513 CD US 2003 Sell This Version
SBR 514 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 514 US 1987 Sell This Version
SBR 515 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 515 US 1987 Sell This Version
SBR 516 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 516 US 1987 Sell This Version
SBR 517 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 517 US 1987 Sell This Version
SBR 517 CD Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats(CD, Comp, Ltd, Unofficial) Street Beat Records SBR 517 CD US 2003 Sell This Version
SBR 518 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 518 US 1988 Sell This Version
SBR 519 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 519 US 1988 Sell This Version
SBR 519 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats(CD, Unofficial) Street Beat Records SBR 519 US 2003 Sell This Version
SBR 520 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 520 US 1988 Sell This Version
SBR 521 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 521 US 1989 Sell This Version
SBR 522 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 522 US 1989 Sell This Version
SBR 523 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 523 US 1989 Sell This Version
SBR 524 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats (Comp) SBR 524 US 1990 Sell This Version
SBR 525 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats 25th (Comp) SBR 525 US 1991 Sell This Version
SBR 525 CD Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats 25th(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Street Beat Records SBR 525 CD US 2003 Sell This Version
SBR 526 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats(LP, Comp, Unofficial) Street Beat Records SBR 526 US 1991 Sell This Version
SBR-771 Ultimate Breaks & Beats It's A New Day(7") Street Beat Records SBR-771 US 2008 Sell This Version
SBR-772 Unknown Artist Cramp Your Style(7") Street Beat Records SBR-772 US 2008 Sell This Version
SBR 773 Ultimate Breaks & Beats Do The Funky Penguin(7") Street Beat Records SBR 773 US Unknown Sell This Version
SBR 774 Ultimate Breaks & Beats I Believe In Miracles(7") Street Beat Records SBR 774 US 2008 Sell This Version
SBR 775 Ultimate Breaks & Beats Funky Worm(7") Street Beat Records SBR 775 US 2009 Sell This Version
SBR-776 Ultimate Breaks & Beats I Know You Got Soul(7") Street Beat Records SBR-776 US 2009 Sell This Version
SBR 777 Unknown Artist It's Just Begun(7") Street Beat Records SBR 777 US 2009 Sell This Version
SBR 778 Ultimate Breaks & Beats Synthetic Substitution (7") Street Beat Records SBR 778 US 2009 Sell This Version
SBR 1740 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats The Complete Collection(Box, Comp, Unofficial + 2xCD-ROM, RM, MP3 + DVD-D,) Street Beat Records SBR 1740 US 2006 Sell This Version
SBR 1840 Various 45 Box Set : Ultimate Breaks And Beats(7x7", Comp) Street Beat Records SBR 1840 US 2008 Sell This Version
SBR 1940 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats The Complete Collection(M/Stick, MP3, Comp, Unofficial, 8GB) Street Beat Records SBR 1940 US 2008 Sell This Version
SBR 5003 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats Vol. 1 & 2(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Street Beat Records SBR 5003 US 2003 Sell This Version
SBR 5007 Various Ultimate Breaks & Beats Vol. 3 & 4(CD, Comp) Street Beat Records SBR 5007 US 2003 Sell This Version
STBEAT 008 Various Street Beat Vol. 008(12", Unofficial) Street Beat Records STBEAT 008 Unknown Sell This Version

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Freddyfreshsales

Freddyfreshsales

October 29, 2010
OK lets set the record straight on this series. The Original Octopus Breaks better known as Break Beats with image of the various colored octopuses and the fake address of Hollywood Florida. These records were bootlegs of original recordings of funk, soul, disco and even rap recordings and were made in New York by the late Bronx legend "Break Beat Lenny" (as he was a personal aquaintance of mine I wont give out his last name for respect to his family.) Lenny pressed up 8 volumes using the Octopus logos and later switched to his Street Beat Record logo with the different artwork. If you compare the etchings in the dead wax they all say Break Beats or BB in the wax (Octopus logo versions) and the Street Beat series use the exact same etchings as they are the exact same master plates As I get time I will update this section with photos. The rarest Octopus version is Volume 4 in which a limited run had the rare rap tune Get Up and Go To School by Pookey Blow which appeared on Tri State Records. The octopus breaks were NOT the first bootlegs lenny did.. one of his earler boots was on Sure Shot Records where he pressed up Long Red by Leslie West, he did these around 1981 (He also pressed up 45s earlier than that).
Yemsky

Yemsky

March 21, 2010
edited about 1 year ago
The entire UBB catalogue has been mega-mixed on the DJ Superix Presents: Ultimate, Ultimate, Ultimate! DblCD.

As Discogs only allows Youtube videos to be embedded, here's a link to Breakbeat Lou's Boiler Room session on Dailymotion:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2gf089_collections-breakbeat-lou_music
PappaWheelie

PappaWheelie

April 28, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
This series debuted in 1986, months before the Emu SP1200 hit markets in mid-1987. These 2 things combined are the sole reasons why pre-1987 drum machine driven Hip-Hop gave way to samples/loops. Even some 1986 needle drops that appear in Hip-Hop that year originate here.

Initially, these were compiled as a way to gather all the Hip-Hop DJ's battle tracks into a one-stop-shop when Hip-Hop still meant MC's were a compliment to the real attraction, the DJ.
downtown.music

downtown.music

March 30, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
Great compilations for the purposes of hearing the original source of well-known breaks, and maybe for praticing your turntablist skills. Beware though, that a lot of these are edited versions that repeat the break. From the SONIC point of view though, this entire series of releases is HORRIBLE. These are are basically counterfeit copies of unlicensed compilations that have been around for more than 25 years now. In other words, these are bootlegs of bootlegs of bootlegs. You can hear that by comparing the original boots with these more modern knock-offs. These hapless, greedy PIRATES can't even be bothered to use clean originals to re-cut the compilations...Each new round of these is made from an earlier pirate vinyl bootleg, and the sound gets murkier and murkier and they just change the artwork. Don't pay a lot for these...they're easily available in most big cities, flea-markets and used disco/hip-hop bins. Don't waste any stamps trying their Bronx, NY mailing address. Do
you honestly think pirates would make it THAT easy for the R.I.A.A. to bust them???