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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.
Azteca - Pyramid Of The Moon (1973) {2013 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR0206}

Azteca - Pyramid Of The Moon (1973) {2013 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR0206}
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© 1973, 2013 Columbia / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0206
Rock / Jazz / Fusion / Funk / Latin Rock

A really special record from a really special group – one of two sublime 70s gems from Azteca – a wicked blend of jazz, funk, Latin, and soul – all put together by a young Coke Escovedo! Coke's ostensibly the leader of the group, but there's also a richly collaborative feel going on – a style that brings together jazz players like Tom Harrell on trumpet, Mel Martin on saxes, George Muribus on Fender Rhodes, and Flip Nunez on organ – and Latin players like Victor Pantoja on congas, Coke Escovedo on timbales, and Pete Escovedo on added percussion. In fact, the set's a key early example of the strength of the Escovedo family – and like their best later efforts, the set really stretches out and pushes the boundaries of conventional genres. There's also some great guest work from Lenny White on drums, Mike Nock on keyboards, and Neal Schon on guitars – and vocals are by a range of singers who really keep things fresh.
Carol Williams - 'Lectric Lady (1976) {2014 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0236}

Carol Williams - 'Lectric Lady (1976) {2014 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0236}
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© 1976, 2014 Verse Music / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0236
R'n'B / Disco / Soul / Smooth Soul / Dance

CAROL WILLIAMS, from Montclair, New Jersey, was the first female singer to sign a solo recording contract with the legendary disco label Salsoul Records. With Williams vocal audition trumping all other hopefuls, allied with her extensive experience in the industry due to being an integral member of soul groups The Geminis and The Del-Rios, she was the obvious choice for the label who were looking for their equivalent of Gloria Gaynor who was riding high at the time with the success of her disco smash “Never Can Say Goodbye.” Williams soon got to work with legendary producer and multi-instrumentalist Vincent Montana, Jr. and his incredible Salsoul Orchestra, contributing not only several track selections but also co-writing three of the cuts on her debut offering.
Billy Paul - War Of The Gods (1973) {2012 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0184}

Billy Paul - War Of The Gods (1973) {2012 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0184}
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© 1973, 2012 Sony Music / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0184
R'n'B / Soul / Philly Soul / Psychedelic Soul / Soul Jazz

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the hugely influential Philadelphia International Records. To mark this, and following our reissue of some of the labels other acts such as the Three Degrees, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and the O’Jays, we are pleased to present another album from one of the most identifiable voices of the Philly Sound. WAR OF THE GODS reached R&B #12 and Pop #110 upon its release in 1973. Some of the artists backing Billy on this album are Bobby Eli, Bunny Sigler, Norman Harris, Leon Huff and Ron Baker.
Billy Paul - 360 Degrees Of Billy Paul (1972) {2012 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR0175}

Billy Paul - 360 Degrees Of Billy Paul (1972) {2012 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR0175}
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© 1972, 2012 Sony Music / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0175
R'n'B / Soul / Philly Soul / Psychedelic Soul / Soul Jazz

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the hugely influential Philadelphia International Records. To mark this, and following our reissue of some of the labels other acts such as the Three Degrees, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and the O’Jays. We are pleased to present another album from one of the most identifiable voices of the Philly Sound. Billy Paul is a Grammy Award winning soul singer, most noted for his R&B and Pop #1 ME AND MRS. JONES from this 1972 album 360 DEGREES OF BILLY PAUL.
Heatwave - Current (1982) {2010 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0010}

Heatwave - Current (1982) {2010 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0010}
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© 1982, 2010 Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0010
R'n'B / Disco / Post Disco / Soul / Funk / Quiet Storm

With four successful albums behind them in nearly as many years, and despite the fact that they were in the beginning throes of the bitter end of the band, Heatwave brought their fifth album, Current, to bear in 1982 and scored another Top 30 U.S. hit to boot. With producer Barry Blue again at the helm and with another clutch of Rod Temperton-penned songs behind their substantial R&B chops, Heatwave was able to add one final feather to a cap that history continues to seriously underrate.
Heatwave - Candles (1980) {2010 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0024}

Heatwave - Candles (1980) {2010 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0024}
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© 1980, 2010 Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0024
R'n'B / Disco / Soul / Funk / Quiet Storm

During their most commercially successful years, Heatwave were a band that crossed many borders, laying claim to such international hits as Boogie Nights, Too Hot To Handle, The Groove Line, Eyballin’, and Always And Forever, all having a huge impact on both sides of the Atlantic. Heatwave’s fourth album, Candles, saw Johnnie Wilder Jr take on the producers role alongside James Guthrie, best known for his work with Pink Floyd, returning to work with Heatwave since serving as an engineer on both Too Hot To Handle and Central Heating.
Heatwave - Hot Property (1979) {2010 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0021)

Heatwave - Hot Property (1979) {2010 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0021)
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© 1979, 2010 Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0021
R'n'B / Disco / Soul / Funk / Quiet Storm

During their most commercially successful years, Heatwave were a band that crossed many borders, laying claim to such international hits as Boogie Nights , Gangsters Of The Groove, Too Hot To Handle, The Groove Line and Always And Forever, all having a huge impact on both sides of the Atlantic. The members of Heatwave hailed from all over the Globe, making this group a truly international act in every sense and contributing to their unique and highly influential sound.