Ultimate Breaks & Beats were basically the training tool for sampling and deejaying. Released over 20 years ago, they still have a heavy influence on music today. I’m not sure how rare the singles and albums that were featured on UBB were in the 80’s, but they are increasingly hard to find these days.
The track “Chinese Chicken” was featured on volume 20 of UBB. Duke Williams was a New Jersey native and released some rock-infused soul/funk music. His album A Monkey in a Silk Suit is Still a Monkey was produced by Skip Drinkwater. You may recognize him for his extensive Jazz production credits including Norman Connors, Alphonse Mouzon, and Lee Ritenour.
For the bonus trivia, a pre-Bonjovi Richie Sambora played with Duke. Check out the classic break!