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Ashford & Simpson - Street Opera (1982) {2011 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0039)

Ashford & Simpson - Street Opera (1982) {2011 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0039)
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© 1982, 2011 Capitol -EMI / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0039
R&B / Contemporary R&B / Quiet Storm / Post-Disco

ASHFORD & SIMPSON are quite simply one of the best song writing duos the world has ever known. Being former Motown hit writers and having written a string of hits for greats like Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross, its little wonder that they were inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 2002. 1982’s STREET OPERA was the first album to be recorded by ASHFORD & SIMPSON on Capitol after nine years with Warner Records and is considered by many fans to be their best offering from the 80s. Written and produced by ASHFORD & SIMPSON, the album gained a top 50 Pop chart position reaching #45 and a top ten R&B spot getting all the way to #5 and served as a warm up to the massive success they later enjoyed with SOLID? in 1984.
George McCrae - Rock Your Baby (1974) {2012 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0167)

George McCrae - Rock Your Baby (1974) {2012 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0167)
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© 1974, 2012 EMI / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0167
R&B / Soul / Disco / Funk

George McCrae started his musical career in The Jivin’ Jets, his wife Gwen later joined the group before they decided to work as a duo. He has worked on many solo projects and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocalist in 1975. His first solo album release was ROCK YOUR BABY in 1974 and is a classic of its time that still has a legion of fans to this day. It reached #7 in the R&B album chart, #38 Pop and #13 in the UK.
Billy Ocean - Nights (Feel Like Getting Down) (1980) {2010 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0023}

Billy Ocean - Nights (Feel Like Getting Down) (1980) {2010 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0023}
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© 1979-80, 2010 GTO/Epic / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0023
R&B / Adult Contemporary / Quiet Storm / Soul

Billy Ocean was one of the most popular and successful R&B singers living in the UK during the 70s and 80s. Born In Trinidad and Tobago in 1950, Ocean moved to England at the age of 8 where after learning his trade singing on the London club scene Billy Ocean released his first single in 1972. Four years later he recorded his first album and captured the #2 spot on the UK pop charts while scoring #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with single, Love Really Hurts Without You. Red Light Spells Danger returned him to the UK #2 spot a year later in 1977.
Double Exposure - Ten Percent (1976) {2012 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0109}

Double Exposure - Ten Percent (1976) {2012 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0109}
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© 1976, 2012 Salsoul / Verse / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0109
R&B / Soul / Disco / Funk

Big Break Records are delighted to continue our series of Salsoul Records reissues with the classic Double Exposure album "Ten Percent”. Double Exposure were originally signed to Stax under the name United Image until they were introduced to Salsoul by producer Norman Harris who produced all three albums they recorded for Salsoul. Norman was part of Baker-Harris-Young Productions who worked with the likes of Whispers, The Trammps, Executive Suite and Love Committee.
Stephanie Mills - For The First Time (1975) {2014 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBRX0301}

Stephanie Mills - For The First Time (1975) {2014 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBRX0301}
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© 1975, 2014 Motown Records / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBRX0301
R&B / Soul / Quiet Storm / Urban

Stephanie Mills was a native New Yorker having been born and brought up in the borough of Brooklyn. She first tasted success as a singer at the age of 9, winning the famed Apollo Theatre’s amateur hour several weeks in a row, which opened the doors to Broadway as a cast member in “Maggie Flynn” and as opening act for The Isley Brothers. Mills big break came in 1975 when she landed the lead role of Dorothy in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical “The Wiz,” based on The Wizard Of Oz. Jermaine Jackson was suitably impressed and was instrumental in helping her get signed to Motown Records to record her second album after “Movin’ In The Right Direction” on ABC records in 1974.
First Choice - Hold Your Horses (1979) {2013 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0232}

First Choice - Hold Your Horses (1979) {2013 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0232}
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© 1979, 2013 Verse Music / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0232
R&B / Soul / Philly Soul / Disco

FIRST CHOICE, a female vocal trio hailing from Philadelphia, spent much of the 1970s signed to Philly Groove Records under the management of legendary Salsoul guitarist, songwriter and producer, Norman Harris. They released a string of hits throughout the mid to late 70s, the most prominent of which has to be their 1977 hit, Let No Man Put Asunder from the album Delusions which has almost 50 samples to its name, not including the countless samples of the 1983 Frankie Knuckles and Shep Pettibone remixes.
Arthur Prysock - All My Life (1976) {2013 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0216}

Arthur Prysock - All My Life (1976) {2013 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0216}
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© 1976, 2013 Old Town Records / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0216
R&B / Soul / Philly Soul / Disco

Arthur Prysock (born January 2nd 1929 in Spartanburg, South Carolina) had a long and varied career as a vocalist of high repute, lending his velvet baritone to jazz, blues, R&B, pop and disco, having been inspired by his musical hero Billy Eckstine.
A Taste Of Honey - Twice As Sweet (1980) {2011 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0084}

A Taste Of Honey - Twice As Sweet (1980) {2011 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0084}
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© 1980, 2011 Capitol / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0084
Funk / Soul / Disco / R&B / Quiet Storm

Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1980 album from the Grammy-winning R&B duo. TWICE AS SWEET was their third album overall and was produced by Jazz legend George Duke. The single 'Rescue Me' returned the band to the R&B Top 20 and also quickly became heavily-sampled in early Hip Hop. However, it was the album's third single, a cover of a Japanese pop song with new English-language lyrics written by Johnson, that gave the band a massive surprise hit. 'Sukiyaki' topped the Adult Contemporary charts and gave the band a second R&B chart-topper as well as making #3 on the US Pop chart and becoming a million-selling single.
A Taste Of Honey - Another Taste (1979) {2010 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0019}

A Taste Of Honey - Another Taste (1979) {2010 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0019}
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© 1979, 2010 Capitol / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0019
Funk / Soul / Disco / R&B / Quiet Storm

Another Taste was the sophomore album from the Disco-Funk group on Capitol Records in 1979.The album returned the group to the top thirty of the R&B album chart and featured the oft-sampled R&B #13 hit DO IT GOOD. Like their debut album, it was produced by Capitol Records’ Funk, Soul and Jazz legends Fonce Mizell & Larry Mizell. The album makes its international CD debut with this release. Liner notes include detailed interviews. Also featured are two bonus tracks. This long sought-after CD remaster is a must for all Capitol Soul, Dance and Funk fans. Released in deluxe super jewel cases.
A Taste Of Honey - A Taste Of Honey (1978) {2010 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0016}

A Taste Of Honey - A Taste Of Honey (1978) {2010 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR 0016}
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© 1978, 2010 Capitol / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0016
Funk / Soul / Disco / R&B / Quiet Storm

A TASTE OF HONEY was the debut album from the Disco-Funk group on Capitol Records in 1978 The album features the international Disco smash hit BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE which is featured here in three different mixes. Produced by Capitol Records’ Funk, Soul and Jazz legends Fonce Mizell & Larry Mizell, the album made #2 on the R&B album chart and #6 on the US Pop album chart, achieving Platinum status in the process. The rare 12″ remixes of the hits Boogie Oogie Oogie and follow-up Disco Dancin’ are included as bonus cuts other single versions. BBR introduce the first ever expanded re-master of this album on CD.