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Stock List - Break 12s



Break 12s

You'll find a selection of classic breaks on 12-inch singles, mostly disco breaks, the kind of tunes which were played in the original hip hop jams, usually with the DJ cutting two copies and an MC rapping over the top to get the people jumping. Bambaataa's Death Mix is a great example of this, where you can hear the MCs working the crowd and the DJs manipulating the breaks. We also have a few rock breaks on 12-inch. This has been one of the most popular sections of our lists over the years and while it may be a little thin at times this is because these records are hard to find and even harder to hold on to.




Featured Break 12s




 Arthur Prysock
All I Need Is You Tonight / When Love Is New
US OLD TOWN 12 inch Company Sleeve - £8 EX

rare 1976 12 Inch from the soul master with 2 decent disco style productions from JOHN DAVIS & Gamble & Huff - 'All I Need' is a classic old school disco break & 'When Love' also breaks down in that classic Philly disco drums & congas style


  




 Bell & James
Livin' it Up (Friday Night)
US A&M 12 inch - £8 STOL

Feel good funky boogie tune celebrating that friday feeling


  




 Booker T & The M.G.'s
Melting Pot
US CLASSIC MEMORIES 12 inch Promo - £40 VG+

Very rare early eighties NYC boot with OG & 'Remix' version which is actually a re-edit VG++ has one nasty looking scuff on side 1 but it doesn't effect play


 




 Chocolate Jam Co.
A Chocolate Jam / This Time
US EPIC (28-50728) 12 inch Promo in Company Sleeve - £10 Different cat # and b-side???

Classic disco break as used on BAMBAATAA'S DEATH MIX!


  




 Crusaders
Street Life
US MCA 12 inch - £15 Vinyl EX - label has writing and some brown spotting

Classic old school disco tune with much cut break


  




 D.C.Larue
Indiscreet
US PYRAMID 12 inch Promo in Company Sleeve - £25 EX STOL / WOL & WOC

Promo only 12 of this classic disco break!


  




 Direct Current
Everybody Here Must Party
US TEC 12 inch Promo in Company Sleeve - £8 EX WOL/WOC

Killer boogie tune which was the groove for LADY B "TO THE BEAT Y'ALL" + Instrumental


  




 Direct Current
Everybody Here Must Party
US TEC 12 inch Company Sleeve - £7 VG+ quite a few marks but plays fine.

Killer boogie tune which was the groove for LADY B "TO THE BEAT Y'ALL" + Instrumental Something strange about this pressing, it seems to be thicker around the edge which seems to lead to it getting scuffed more easily


  




 Eastside Connection
Frisco Disco
US RAMPART 12 inch Coloured vinyl - £8 Strict VG

Classic disco break on coloured vinyl! As sampled by SLICK RICK/L.L.COOL J


  




 Eastside Connection
Frisco Disco
US RAMPART 12 inch Promo - £10 looks unplayed

Classic disco break on coloured vinyl! As sampled by SLICK RICK/L.L.COOL J


  




 Experience Unlimited
Knock Him Out Sugar Ray
US VERMACK 12 inch - £20

Classic go go tune with break as used by M. C. SUGAR RAY/45 KING - Original issue!!


  




 Funkadelic
One Nation Under A Groove
US WARNER BROTHERS 12 inch Company Sleeve - £12

Classic 11.26 version + instrumental - This is the Brown label issue!


  




 Funkadelic
One Nation Under A Groove
US WARNER BROTHERS 12 inch Promo - £12 VG+ WOL

Classic 11.26 version + instrumental - This is the promo only release with the green & brown logo with tree lined street.


  




 Gap Band
Yearning For Your Love / Humpin'
US MERCURY 12 inch Promo - £20

Classic tune as sampled by NAS on LIFE'S A BITCH - pretty rare as I think it is promo only


  




 Gap Band
Yearning For Your Love / Humpin'
US MERCURY 12 inch Promo in Company Sleeve - £12 VG+ WOL

Classic tune as sampled by NAS on LIFE'S A BITCH - pretty rare as I think it is promo only


  




 Gap Band
Yearning For Your Love / When I Look In Your Eyes
US MERCURY 12 inch Promo - £12 WOL - vinyl clean

Classic tune as sampled by NAS on LIFE'S A BITCH - pretty rare as I think it is promo only


  




 Gaz
Sing Sing
UK SALSOUL 12 inch Company Sleeve - £6

Classic old school disco break much sampled in hip hop and house!


  




 Gaz
Sing Sing
US SALSOUL 12 inch Promo in Company Sleeve - £8 EX

Classic old school disco break as used by DEF JAM on ON THE REAL TIP


  




 Heatwave
Mind Blowing Decisions / Ain't No Half Steppin'
US EPIC 12 inch Company Sleeve With Sleeve Sticker - £7 EX In shrink

Both tunes have been used by the likes of BIG DADDY KANE/DOUG E. FRESH/Etc...


  




 Herman Kelly & Life
Dance To The Drummer's Beat
US T. K. DISCO 12 inch Company Sleeve - £10 EX large WOL - plays fine

The 1978 JIM BURGESS mix of this ultimate disco break - different to the ELECTRIC CAT 12!


  




 Herman Kelly & Life
Dance To The Drummer's Beat
US T. K. DISCO 12 inch Company Sleeve - £12 VG+ light cover wear

The 1978 JIM BURGESS mix of this ultimate disco break - different to the ELECTRIC CAT 12!


  




 Herman Kelly & Life
Dance To The Drummer's Beat
US T. K. DISCO 12 inch Company Sleeve - £18 Strong EX

The 1978 JIM BURGESS mix of this ultimate disco break - different to the ELECTRIC CAT 12!


  




 Jimmy Bo Horne
Get Happy
US T. K. DISCO 12 inch Company Sleeve - £12

Nice break on one of the harder to find Jimmy Bo Horne 12 Inches!


  




 Jimmy Bo Horne
Get Happy
US T. K. DISCO 12 inch Promo in Company Sleeve - £12

Nice break on one of the harder to find Jimmy Bo Horne 12 Inches!


  




 Le Pamplemousse
Gimmie What You Got
US AVI 12 inch Titled Sleeve - £40 Sealed

Classic downtempo sleeze disco meets break as sampled by Big Daddy Kane


  




 Le Pamplemousse
Gimmie What You Got
US AVI 12 inch Titled Sleeve - £27 EX vinyl with some very minor cover wear

Classic downtempo sleeze disco meets break as sampled by Big Daddy Kane


  




 Le Pamplemousse
Gimmie What You Got
US AVI 12 inch Titled Sleeve - £25 VG+ - light scuffs - cover has 1" seam split

Classic downtempo sleeze disco meets break as sampled by Big Daddy Kane


  




 Le Pamplemousse
Gimmie What You Got
US AVI 12 inch Titled Sleeve - £20 VG+ - taped/repaired sleeve seam - STOC

Classic downtempo sleeze disco meets break as sampled by Big Daddy Kane


  




 Orange Krush
Action
US MERCURY 12 inch Promo - £12 Nr. Mint

Second issue of this classic break produced by RUSSELL SIMMONS


  




 Orange Krush
Action
US MERCURY 12 inch Test Pressing - £20

Second issue of this classic break produced by RUSSELL SIMMONS


  




 Orange Krush
Action
US MERCURY 12 inch Promo - £10 WOL - played once

Second issue of this classic break produced by RUSSELL SIMMONS


  




 Orange Krush
Action
US MERCURY 12 inch - £12 Looks unplayed!

Second issue of this classic break produced by RUSSELL SIMMONS


  




 Parliament
Flash Light
US CASABLANCA 12 inch One Sided Promo in Company Sleeve - £12 WOL

Classic tune with rough bassline which has been the basis for many a hip hop tune!


  




 Parliament
Flash Light
US CASABLANCA 12 inch One Sided Promo in Company Sleeve - £12 VG+ WOC

Classic tune with rough bassline which has been the basis for many a hip hop tune!


  




 Paul Mauriat
Love Is Still Blue
US FREE SPIRIT 12 inch Company Sleeve - £15

1976 salsoul subsidury release sees easy listening artist get funky with breaks as Re-edited by 33% QUEEN & BLACK COCK


  




 Paul Mauriat
Love Is Still Blue
US FREE SPIRIT 12 inch - £20 Sealed

1976 salsoul subsidury release sees easy listening artist get funky with breaks as Re-edited by 33% QUEEN & BLACK COCK


  




 Pegasus
Fly / Down & Dirty
US SUNSHINE 12 inch Picture cover - £10 EX

uptempo disco tune with percussion break intro plus a decent mid tempo funk cut on the flip


  




 Plunky & Oneness Of Juju
Every Way But Loose / Run Away Bay
US BLACK FIRE 12 inch - £50 BPM large WOL

Not too many people realize this was the original issue which has a small distribution on Promo before getting picked up by Sutra records for a larger distribution. Further complicated by Plunky Repressing it on Black Fire in the early 2000's. RUN AWAY BAY is also real nice - check the clip


  




 Plunky & Oneness Of Juju
Every Way But Loose / Run Away Bay
US BLACK FIRE 12 inch Promo - £70

Not too many people realize this was the original issue which has a small distribution on Promo before getting picked up by Sutra records for a larger distribution. Further complicated by Plunky Repressing it on Black Fire in the early 2000's. RUN AWAY BAY is also real nice - check the clip


  




 Ralph Macdonald
Jam On The Groove
US T.K.DISCO 12 inch Company Sleeve - £30 VG+ STOL / WOL / STOC / WOC

Killer percussion break - much sampled LESSON 3 Etc.. - rare on 12 Inch! VG+ quite marked but plays loud & clear


  




 Ray Parker Jr. (Raydio)
For Those Who Like To Groove
UK ARISTA 12 inch Company Sleeve - £6 EX

1980 funk Instrumental as used on SLICK RICK'S SITTIN' IN MY CAR. 3 cut UK 12"


  




 Samba Soul
Chove Chuva/Mas Que Nada / Mambo No.5
US RCA 12 inch Promo in Company Sleeve - £25 EX

Two classic old school disco breaks!


  




 Samba Soul
Chove Chuva/Mas Que Nada / Mambo No.5
US RCA 12 inch Promo in Company Sleeve - £18 VG+

Two classic old school disco breaks!


  




 T-Connection
Groove To Get Down
US T.K.DISCO 12 inch Promo in Company Sleeve - £20 vinyl Mint - WOL / STOL / STOC / WOC

Classic disco break! As sampled by JAZZY JEFF!!


  




 T-Connection
Groove To Get Down
UK T. K. DISCO 12 inch Picture cover - £8 Vinyl Nr. Mint - WOL / Ring wear

Classic disco break! As sampled by JAZZY JEFF!!


  




 Talking Heads
Once In A Lifetime / Born Under Punches
US SIRE 12 inch Promo - £35 EX - light scuffs but plays fine

Rare 4 track promo only 12 of these two classic tunes


 




 The Bar-Kays
Holy Ghost
US STAX 12 inch Company Sleeve - £15 Nr. Mint

Rough go-go style break much sampled in house & hip hop by PE/BEASTIE'S/Etc..


  




 The Bar-Kays
Holy Ghost
US STAX 12 inch - £12 WOL EX

Rough go-go style break much sampled in house & hip hop by PE/BEASTIE'S/Etc..


  




 The Bar-Kays
Holy Ghost
US STAX 12 inch Company Sleeve - £13 EX

Rough go-go style break much sampled in house & hip hop by PE/BEASTIE'S/Etc..


  




 The Bar-Kays
Holy Ghost
US STAX 12 inch Promo in Company Sleeve - £13 VG++

Rough go-go style break much sampled in house & hip hop by PE/BEASTIE'S/Etc..


  




 The Lovers
Discomania
US T.K.DISCO 12 inch Company Sleeve - £10

Baad disco break with dubbed female vocals on top - roughness


  




 Vaughan Mason And Crew
Bounce Rock Skate Roll
US BRUNSWICK 12 inch Promo - £12 WOL / STOL

Classic old school disco break!Much sampled!


  




 Wild Sugar
Bring It Here / Messin' Around
US TSOB 12 inch Promo - £25 VG++ WOL

Boogie tune with those cheeky horns from BEASTIE'S 'BRASS MONKEY'


  




 Wild Sugar
Bring It Here / Messin' Around
US TSOB 12 inch - £25 EX

Boogie tune with those cheeky horns from BEASTIE'S 'BRASS MONKEY'


  




 Zapp
More Bounce To The Ounce
US WARNER BROTHERS 12 inch Promo - £25 WOL / STOL / WOC / STOC - vinyl Mint

Classic tune which has been sampled for many a hip hop record!


  




 Zapp
More Bounce To The Ounce
US WARNER BROTHERS 12 inch Promo in Company Sleeve - £25 WOL - vinyl clean

Classic tune which has been sampled for many a hip hop record! Full 9:27 version!!


  




45 further items in stock

A Taste Of Honey - Rescue Me / Boogie Oogie Oogie / Say That You'll Stay
UK CAPITOL 12 inch - £15
Classic disco groove as lifted on some old school rap cuts
 

Afro Cuban Band - Something's Got To Give / Have a Real Good Time
US ARISTA 12 inch Company Sleeve - £20 WOL
Slow burning break intro to a nice female vocal disco tune
 

Banbarra - Shack Up
UK STATESIDE 12 inch Picture cover - £15 VG++ Small WOL / light cover wear
Heavyweight funk tune with monster breaks! Late eighties re-issue 1 sided promo with picture cover which edits part 1 & 2 together
 

Billy Squier - The Big Beat
US CAPITOL 12 inch Promo - £22
Classic old school break as used by ADOR/UTFO/B. D. K. /JUNGLE BROS. /Etc... 1980 White label promo copy SPRO-9351 with different cuts on the flip to the 1981 'issue' release
 

Bionic Elegance - You're The One That I Want
CANADA UNIDISC 12 inch Company Sleeve - £10 Strong EX
Cheesy cover version with short but sweet disco break
 

Blondie - Rapture
SPAIN CHRYSALIS 12 inch Picture cover - £10 VG++
Classic tune as used on Adventures On The Wheels Of Steel Cute on a Spanish pressing
 

Blondie - Rapture
UK/FRANCE CHRYSALIS 12 inch Picture cover - £5 VG+ clear tape on cover / STOC / light wear
Classic tune as used on Adventures On The Wheels Of Steel. This says 'Made in France' on the label but were pressed up there for the UK market.
 

Brick - Dazz
US BANG 12 inch Company Sleeve - £12 VG++
Much sampled disco break classic from 76'!
 

Brick - Dazz
US BANG 12 inch Company Sleeve - £20 Sealed
Much sampled disco break classic from 76'!
 

Captain Sky - Wonder Worm/Saturday Night Move-Ease
US AVI 12 inch Promo in Company Sleeve - £30 real nice Nr. Mint copy!
Extended old school disco breaks from the captain!
 

Captain Sky - Wonder Worm/Saturday Night Move-Ease
US AVI 12 inch Promo - £25 WOL
Extended old school disco breaks from the captain!
 

Cerrone - Rocket In The Pocket
FRANCE MALIGATOR 12 inch Picture cover - £10 Vinyl unplayed - light sleeve wear
Original french issue - classic old school break!
 

Chic - Good Times
US ATLANTIC 12 inch - £8 VG+
Classic disco break - as used so well by GRANDMASTER FLASH on ADVENTURES!
 

Cotton Candy / Grace Jones - Having Fun / Pull Up To The Bumper (Extended Remix)
US DISCONET 12 inch - £25
Cotton Candy is mixed by by AFRIKA BAMBAATAA & is an alternate Mix to the TOMMY BOY release. The remix of Grace Jones is by RAUL & CARLOS RAMOS and is exclusive to this 12"
 

Cymande - Bra
US PAUL WINLEY 12 inch - £50 WOL
Rare collectable 12" cut of this classic much sampled tune from the infamous Winley label
 

Edwin Birdsong - Rapper Dapper Snapper
US SALSOUL 12 inch - £12 vg looks rough but plays not perfect but decent
DE LA SOUL sample on ME MYSELF & I - baaad tune! vg+ plays with a couple of clicks here & there if you listen hard - hence bargain price
 

Family Plann - Shake It Up Shake It Down / If The Music.. / Sneaking Out The Back Doo
UK PYE 12 inch Company Sleeve - £8 VG+ WOL
Nice funky disco tune in an early KC style with break intro
 

Fred Wesley & The JB's - Doing It To Death / More Peas
CANADA POLYDOR 12 inch Company Sleeve - £15 VG / sticker on label & sleeve & sleeve wear
Rare Canadian only 12 Inch of these 2 monster tunes!
 

Frida - I Know There's Something Going On
US ATLANTIC 12 inch Promo in Company Sleeve - £8
Rough rock break from the Lenny Roberts vaults
 

Gaz - Sing Sing
UK SALSOUL 12 inch White Label - £4 VG WOL
Classic old school disco break much sampled in hip hop and house!
 

George McRae - (You've Got) My Love My Life My Soul
US T.K. DISCO 12 inch Promo in Company Sleeve - £3
Not a great tune but has nice percussion break
 

Gwen McCrae - Funky Sensation
UK ATLANTIC 12 inch Promo - £15 real nice EX copy!
Classic tune which was the basis for BAMBAATAA'S JAZZY SENSATION Promo 12" from 1986 with same OG version on both sides. Part of the collectable SAM series
 

Heatwave - Mind Blowing Decisions / Always And Forever
UK GTO 12 inch - £6 VG++
 

Hollywood Disco Jazz Band - Don's Place
US A & M 12 inch Promo in Company Sleeve - £15 Mint - unplayed!
Little known disco break with guitar lick - nice!
 

Hollywood Disco Jazz Band - Don's Place
US A & M 12 inch Company Sleeve - £15
Little known disco break with guitar lick - nice!
 

James Brown - Get up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine / For Goodness Sake Look At Tho
UK POLYDOR 12 inch - £3 VG+ / writing on label
 

James Brown - The Payback Mix / Stone To The Bone / Give It Up Or / Cold Sweat
UK URBAN 12 inch Picture cover - £5 Mint / Unplayed
 

James Brown - The Payback Mix / Stone To The Bone / Give It Up Or / Cold Sweat
GERMAN POLYDOR 12 inch Picture cover - £4
 

Jimmy Bo Horne - Dance Across The Floor / Let Me Be Your Lover
US SUNSHINE SOUND 12 inch Company Sleeve - £15 VG+
Rarely seen US promo only 12 as used by DJ CASH MONEY! - Let Me Be is also a great mid tempo funky disco tune
 

Jimmy Lindsay - Where Is Your Love
UK GEM 12 inch Red vinyl - £8
Little known UK reggae tune with killer downtemposlow break - Red vinyl & Picture cover
 

Jimmy Lindsay - Where Is Your Love
UK GEM 12 inch Red vinyl - £6 vg+
Little known UK reggae tune with killer downtemposlow break - Red vinyl & Picture cover
 

Jimmy Lindsay - Where Is Your Love
UK GEM 12 inch Promo with Titled sleeve - £10 Mint / Unplayed
Little known UK reggae tune with killer downtemposlow break
 

Kraftwerk - Neonlights / Trans Europe Express
UK CAPITOL 12 inch Picture cover - £18 woc
The basis for BAMBAATAA'S PLANET ROCK- Luminous vinyl
 

Millie Jackson - I Had To Say It
US SPRING 12 inch Promo with Official sleeve Sticker - £15 Nr Mint - looks unplayed
As sampled on the bootleg version of LOVE IS THE MESSAGE now that I've got your attention again
 

Millie Jackson - I Had To Say It
US SPRING 12 inch Promo - £12 EX BPM WOC
As sampled on the bootleg version of LOVE IS THE MESSAGE "now that I've got your attention again"
 

Millie Jackson - I Had To Say It / I Ain't No Glory Story
UK SPRING 12 inch With Official sleeve Sticker - £5
As sampled on the bootleg version of LOVE IS THE MESSAGE "now that I've got your attention again"
 

Morrissey - Mullen - Love Don't Live Here Anymore
UK EMI 12 inch - £3
Cheesy cover version from UK jazzers has a nice beat intro
 

Oneness Of Juju - Every Way But Loose / (Family Tree) Make A Change
UK BUDDAH 12 inch - £8 VG+
Classic funky jazzy tune which provided the groove for YOUNGER GENERATION'S 'WE RAP MORE MELLOW'!
 

Parliament - Theme From Black Hole/Big Bang Theory
US CASABLANCA 12 inch Promo - £12
Both tunes much sampled by REDMAN/K-SOLO/Etc... Promo only 12 Inch!
 

Sly Stone - Dance To The Music / Sing A Simple Song
US EPIC 12 inch Promo in Company Sleeve - £6 VG++
1979 disco remakes of these 2 classic tunes on one 12 Inch!
 

Sly Stone - Dance To The Music / Sing A Simple Song
US EPIC 12 inch Promo in Company Sleeve - £6 Nr. Mint with small writing on label
1979 disco remakes of these 2 classic tunes on one 12 Inch!
 

Sly Stone - Dance To The Music / Sing A Simple Song
US EPIC 12 inch Company Sleeve - £6 VG++ / sticker on cover
1979 disco remakes of these 2 classic tunes on one 12 Inch!
 

Sweet Charles / Lyn Collins - Yes It's You / Think / Rock me Again & Again & Again
UK URBAN 12 inch Picture cover - £8 VG+
 

Taana Gardner - Heartbeat
US WEST END 12 inch - £10 WOL
Big tune which was lifted for a few rap tunes - Treacherous 3 - FEEL THE HEARTBEAT/Etc...
 

Taana Gardner - No Frills
US WEST END 12 inch - £8 STOL
The follow up single to Heartbeat in a similar groove
 

 

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