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"
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