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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.
Dick Jensen - Dick Jensen (1973) {2013 Remastered - Big Break Records CDBBR 0202}

Dick Jensen - Dick Jensen (1973) {2013 Remastered - Big Break Records CDBBR 0202}
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© 1973, 2012 Philadelphia International Records / Sony Music / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0202
Soul / Pop / Easy Listening

DICK JENSEN is arguable the greatest music entertainer to hail from the Pacific paradise islands of Hawaii. Immersing himself on native Hawaiian sounds and the Pop, Soul, Country and Rock music he heard on radio, it wasn’t long before this Blue-Eyed Soul vocalist began to catch attention across the music world. After spending the ‘60’s and early ‘70’s wowing crowds from Las Vegas to Mexico City and his native Hawaii, where he supported The Rolling Stones on their 1966 US tour (his exuberant dance moves were likened to James Brown and Jackie Wilson), and releasing a number of well received records on various labels Jensen found himself signed to the legendary Philadelphia International Records in 1972.
GQ - Two (1979) {2012 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0155}

GQ - Two (1979) {2012 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0155}
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© 1979, 2012 Arista / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0155
Disco / Soul / Funk / R&B / Quiet Storm

GQ originally formed in 1968 as Sabu & The Survivors. Their biggest hit was "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)” single from their debut album which peaked at R&B #1, Disco #3 and Pop #12. The debut album peaked at R&B #2 and Pop #13. GQ TWO was their second album and reached R&B #9 and Pop #46 shortly after it’s release in 1980. It was produced by Jimmy Simpson who also produced Candi Staton, Ashford & Simpson and Deodato.
Yarbrough & Peoples - The Two Of Us  (1980) {2014 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBRX0195}

Yarbrough & Peoples - The Two Of Us (1980) {2014 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBRX0195}
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© 1980, 2014 Island Def Jam / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBRX0195
R&B / Soul / Funk / Urban / Disco

Cavin Yarbrough and Alisa Peoples were childhood friends from Dallas, Texas who went on to have great chart success as an R&B duo through the 1980’s. While on tour as a backing vocalist with Leon Russell in the late 1970’s Cavin met the Wilson Brothers from The Gap Band, who in turn introduced Cavin to their collaborator Lonnie Simmons and his Total Experience Recording Studios who produced the duos debut album and later signed them to his Total Experience label, joining The Gap Band on the roster. Yarbrough & Peoples debut album, THE TWO OF US was released through Mercury Records in 1980 and quickly achieved both critical and commercial success. The album gained Gold status hitting the top spot on the Billboard R&B album chart as well as peaking at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100.
GQ - Disco Nights (1978) {2012 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0177}

GQ - Disco Nights (1978) {2012 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0177}
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© 1978, 2012 Arista / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0177
Disco / Soul / Funk / R&B / Quiet Storm

GQ originally formed in 1968 as Sabu & The Survivors. They released three albums on Arista Records between 1979 and 1981. DISCO NIGHTS was their debut album and also their most successful spending five weeks at the #2 position in the R&B charts and reaching #13 in the Pop chart. DISCO NIGHTS (ROCK FREAK) was the first single from the album and gained them the #1 spot in the R&B charts as well as #3 in the Disco chart and #12 in the Pop chart. It sold over one million copies in the US alone and has become an ultimate Dance classic.