V/A - AOR Breaks: Original Classics As Sampled By Hip Hop's Finest (2xLP - Blue Vinyl)


What possible appeal could AOR (Adult Orientated Rock) have for the street wise hip-hop producer? Well for a start these records were very common. Many sold in their millions, and even those that didn't, at a time when the record industry was in very rude health were pressed in great numbers. If you were an impoverished would be hip hop producer they would be available for cents in thrift stores and other repositories of vinyl ephemera. Once they had bought the record they were in for a surprise. These records could contain a hell of a lot of soul.

AOR Breaks is a new (and unofficial) compilation of Classic AOR tracks, performed by the original artists, many of which have been sampled by some of Hip Hop's finest, such as Biz Markie, 2Pac, Warren G, Snoop Dogg, Puff Daddy and more.

The album features major artists including Steve Miller Band, Joe Cocker, Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, Toto, Kenny loggins, ELO and many others from the scene.

Steve Miller Band - Fly Like an Eagle

Grateful Dead - Shakedown Street

Joe Cocker - Woman to Woman

Boz Scaggs - Lowdown

Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)

Christopher Cross - Sailing

Kenny Loggins - This Is It

George Benson - Give Me the Night

Darryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)

Toto - Africa

Steve Reich - Electric Counterpoint - Fast (Movement 3)

Seals and Crofts - Summer Breeze

The Doobie Brothers - Minute By Minute

Rickie Lee Jones - Company

Michael Franks - Mr. Blue

Electric Light Orchestra - Tightrope"