Octopus Breaks

Octopus Breaks

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Discogs Notice: This entry is not for a real record label and instead catalogs releases that are either counterfeit editions of releases first issued on the Break Beats label as part of the Octopus Breaks (2) series or other releases issued with labels and/or packaging branded to resemble those found on the original Octopus Breaks (2) records.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
BB 26 Break Beats Vol.26  album cover Various Break Beats Vol.26(12") Octopus Breaks BB 26 US Unknown Sell This Version
BB Vol 1 Blow Your Head  album cover Fred Wesley & The JB's Blow Your Head(7", Unofficial) Octopus Breaks BB Vol 1 US 2005 Sell This Version
BB Vol 2 The Godfather / Shaft In Africa Dub  album cover Ettore Stratta / Johnny Pate Ettore Stratta / Johnny Pate - The Godfather / Shaft In Africa Dub(7", Unofficial) Octopus Breaks BB Vol 2 US 2005 Sell This Version
BB Vol 3 Love City / N.T.  album cover Sly & The Family Stone / Kool & The Gang Sly & The Family Stone / Kool & The Gang - Love City / N.T.(7", Unofficial) Octopus Breaks BB Vol 3 US 2005 Sell This Version
BB Vol 4 A Groovy Thing / The Assembly Line  album cover People's Choice / The Commodores* People's Choice / The Commodores* - A Groovy Thing / The Assembly Line(7", Single, Unofficial) Octopus Breaks BB Vol 4 US 2006 Sell This Version
BB Vol 5 There Was A Time / Family Affair  album cover James Brown / Sly & The Family Stone James Brown / Sly & The Family Stone - There Was A Time / Family Affair(7", Unofficial) Octopus Breaks BB Vol 5 US 2006 Sell This Version
BB Vol 7 Mardi Gras / Tramp  album cover Bob James / Otis* & Carla* Bob James / Otis* & Carla* - Mardi Gras / Tramp(7", Unofficial) Octopus Breaks BB Vol 7 US Unknown Sell This Version
BB Vol 8 It's Just Begun / Such A Lady  album cover The Jimmy Castor Bunch / Faith (21) The Jimmy Castor Bunch / Faith (21) - It's Just Begun / Such A Lady(7", Unofficial) Octopus Breaks BB Vol 8 US 2006 Sell This Version
BB Vol 9 Mardi Gras  album cover Bob James Mardi Gras(7", Unofficial) Octopus Breaks BB Vol 9 US 2005 Sell This Version
BB Vol 10 Ghet-To-Funk / Looking Out My Window  album cover Duralcha / Tom Jones Duralcha / Tom Jones - Ghet-To-Funk / Looking Out My Window(7", Unofficial) Octopus Breaks BB Vol 10 US Unknown Sell This Version
BB Vol 11 Sexy Coffee Pot / Daytime Hustler  album cover Tony Alvon & The Belairs / Bette Midler Tony Alvon & The Belairs / Bette Midler - Sexy Coffee Pot / Daytime Hustler(7", Unofficial) Octopus Breaks BB Vol 11 US 2006 Sell This Version
BB Vol 27 Octopus Breaks Vol 27  album cover Various Octopus Breaks Vol 27(12", Comp, Unofficial) Octopus Breaks BB Vol 27 US 2007 Sell This Version
OB-101 Sessomatto (Re-edit)  album cover Sesso Matto Sessomatto (Re-edit)(12", Unofficial) Octopus Breaks OB-101 US Unknown Sell This Version
OB-102 Last Night Changed It All / Go Bang  album cover Esther Williams / Dinosaur L Esther Williams / Dinosaur L - Last Night Changed It All / Go Bang(12", Unofficial) Octopus Breaks OB-102 US Unknown Sell This Version
OB 103 Pussy Footer  album cover Jackie Robinson Pussy Footer(12", Unofficial) Octopus Breaks OB 103 US Unknown Sell This Version
OB-105 Bumpin' Bus Stop / Woman  album cover Thunder & Lightning / Barrabas Thunder & Lightning / Barrabas - Bumpin' Bus Stop / Woman(12", Ltd, Unofficial) Octopus Breaks OB-105 US Unknown Sell This Version
OB-106 Soul Travelin' / And You Know That  album cover Gary Byrd / TJ Swann Gary Byrd / TJ Swann - Soul Travelin' / And You Know That OB-106 US Unknown Sell This Version
OB 107 Midnight Theme / Space Funk / Jump Street  album cover Manzel Midnight Theme / Space Funk / Jump Street(12", Unofficial) Octopus Breaks OB 107 US Unknown Sell This Version
OB-108 New Bell / Soul Man  album cover Manu Dibango / Sweet Charles* Manu Dibango / Sweet Charles* - New Bell / Soul Man(12", Ltd, Unofficial) Octopus Breaks OB-108 US Unknown Sell This Version
OB-109 Scratchin' / Smoke  album cover The Magic Disco Machine / Tribe The Magic Disco Machine / Tribe - Scratchin' / Smoke(12", Lim) Octopus Breaks OB-109 US Unknown Sell This Version
OB-110 Catch A Groove / Family Tree  album cover Juice / Family Tree Juice / Family Tree - Catch A Groove / Family Tree(12", Ltd, Unofficial) Octopus Breaks OB-110 US Unknown Sell This Version
OB-112 Funky Nassau / Message From The Soul Sisters  album cover The Beginning Of The End / Vicki Anderson The Beginning Of The End / Vicki Anderson - Funky Nassau / Message From The Soul Sisters OB-112 US Unknown Sell This Version
OB-201 Scorpio  album cover Dennis Coffey And The Detroit Guitar Band / The Hoctor Band / The Johnny Frigo Sextet Dennis Coffey And The Detroit Guitar Band / The Hoctor Band / The Johnny Frigo Sextet - Scorpio(12", Ltd, Unofficial) Octopus Breaks OB-201 US 2003 Sell This Version
OB-702 Ghet-to Funk / The Road  album cover Duralcha / The Communicators, The Black Experience Band Duralcha / The Communicators, The Black Experience Band - Ghet-to Funk / The Road(7", Ltd, Unofficial) Octopus Breaks OB-702 US 2001 Sell This Version
OB-708 Sexy Coffee Pot / I Want To Be In The Land Of Milk And Honey  album cover Tony Alvon & The Belairs / Vicki Anderson Tony Alvon & The Belairs / Vicki Anderson - Sexy Coffee Pot / I Want To Be In The Land Of Milk And Honey(7") Octopus Breaks OB-708 Unknown Sell This Version
Vol. 5 Vol. 5  album cover Various Vol. 5(LP, Comp, RE, Unofficial) Octopus Breaks Vol. 5 US 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).