“Ah! Good morning folks! This is yours truly, Super, Super Soul! Direct and live with no net early people. Without a net! Transmittin’ from KOW, spelt K-O-W, uh-huh, the noisiest, bounciest, fanciest radio station in the Far West! Now, let’s cheer up the mornin’ with some wham bam, zoom, boom, wake-up music, with a little help from my friend! Now, take it away amigo! Hey, hit it!” - Cleavon Little as DJ Super Soul in Vanishing Point (1971)

From soul, funk, disco and jazz, to easy listening, 60s grooves and 70s psychedelic rock. Another element of the 2020 retrospective The Big Score, The Big Breaks was to be a fun online look at vintage soundtracks famous for drum breaks and highly sought by DJs and collectors. Rare OST albums from all around the world that have changed hands for astronomical prices, often only for a single extraordinary beat driven track. A selection of 100 of these precious retro tracks can be found below in The Big Breaks playlist, featuring artists such as Quincy Jones, Henry Mancini, Marvin Gaye, Lalo Schifrin, Isaac Hayes, Ennio Morricone, Gladys Knight, Roy Budd, James Brown, Lyn Collins and many more. Hope you enjoy!

Listen to the entire playlist here.

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The J.B. Pickers – Super Soul Theme from Vanishing Point (1971)

Marvin Hamlisch – Bond 77 from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Roy Budd – Who Dares Wins from Who Dares Wins (1982)

War – Livin’ in the Streets from Youngblood (1978)

War – Flying Machine from Youngblood (1978)

J.J. Johnson – Harlem Clavinette from Across 110th Street (1972)

James Brown – The Boss from Black Caesar (1973)

Lyn Collins – Mama Feelgood from Black Caesar (1973)

Lalo Schifrin – Enter the Dragon from Enter the Dragon (1973)

Lalo Schifrin – Sampans from Enter the Dragon (1973)

Quincy Jones – Money Runner from The Heist (1971)

Isaac Hayes – Breakthrough from Truck Turner (1974)

Isaac Hayes – Pursuit of the Pimpmobile from Truck Turner (1974)

Badder Than Evil – Hot Wheels from Gordon’s War (1973)

Hugo Montenegro – Spaceport from Toomorrow (1970)

Dudley Moore – The Real Stuff from 30 is a Dangerous Age Cynthia (1968)

The Sandals – Good Greeves from The Endless Summer (1965)

Lalo Schifrin – Dirty Harrys Creed from Dirty Harry (1971)

Lalo Schifrin – Scorpio’s Theme from Dirty Harry (1971)

Lalo Schifrin – Magnum Force from Magnum Force (1973)

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Booker T & The MGs – Time is Tight from Uptight (1968)

John Williams – Neptune’s Bar from Cinderella Liberty (1973)

Eric Burdon & War – Magic Mountain from The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart (1970)

Melvin Van Peebles – The Washington’s Thing from Don’t Play Us Cheap (1973)

Art Ensemble of Chicago – Theme de Yoyo from Les stances à Sophie (1971)

Les Baxter – Wild in the Streets from Wild in the Streets (1968)

Sonny & Cher – Motel 1 from Chastity (1969)

Sonny & Cher – Motel 2 from Chastity (1969)

James Brown – Drive Your Funky Soul from Slaughter’s Big Rip-Off (1973)

Roy Budd – The Thief from Diamonds (1975)

Bill Conti – Reflections from Rocky (1976)

Serge Gainsbourg – Requiem pour un con from Le Pacha (1968)

Serge Gainsbourg – Psychastenie from Le Pacha (1968)

Dave Grusin – Condor! From 3 Days of the Condor (1975)

Dave Grusin – Flight of the Condor from 3 Days of the Condor (1975)

Johnny Harris – Stepping Stones from Fragments of Fear (1970)

Henry Mancini – Pink Panther 78 from Revenge of The Pink Panther (1978)

Ennio Morricone – Svolta definitiva from Città Violenta (1970)

Ennio Morricone – Nadine from Le Serpent (1973)

Ennio Morricone – Alla luce del giorno from Metti, una sera a cena (1969)

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Andre Previn – Executive Party from Rollerball (1975)

Edwin Starr – Easin’ In from Hell Up in Harlem (1973)

Adriano Celentano – L’Affondamento from Yuppi Du (1975)

François de Roubaix – Dernier domicile connu from Dernier domicile connu (1970)

Michel Legrand – The Race, First Laps from Le Mans (1971)

Marvin Gaye – “T” Plays it Cool from Trouble Man (1972)

Marvin Gaye – “T” Stands for Trouble from Trouble Man (1972)

Herbie Hancock – Death Wish from Death Wish (1974)

Grant Green – The Battle from The Final Comedown (1972)

Michel Legrand – Paris Underground from Les gang de otages (1973)

Billy Green – Race from Stone (1974)

Neal Hefti – Metropole from The Odd Couple (1968)

Francis Lai – Elephant Shake from Hannibal Brooks (1969)

Henry Mancini – The Party from The Party (1968)

Johnny Mandel – Harper Does It Better from Harper (1966)

Dudley Moore & Peter Cook – Bedazzled from Bedazzled (1967)

Johnny Pate – You Can’t Even Walk in the Park from Shaft in Africa (1973)

Frank De Vol – Groovy Delivery Boy from Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (1967)

Dominic Frontiere – Sunday Drivin’ from On Any Sunday (1971)

Al De Lory – A Different Kind of Rock from Norwood (1970)

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Gladys Knight & The Pips – Alaskan Pipeline from Pipe Dreams (1976)

Emil Stern – Doin’ the Jerk from Marry Me! Marry Me! (1968)

Galt MacDermot – Aquarius from Hair (1979)

Quincy Jones – It’s Caper Time from The Italian Job (1969)

Augusto Martelli – Beryl’s Tune from Il dio serpente (1970)

Isaac Hayes – Joe Bell from Tough Guys (1974)

Lalo Schifrin – The Pin from Murderer’s Row (1966)

Lalo Schifrin – The Pendulum from Murderer’s Row (1966)

Gordon Staples – Strung Out from Mean Johnny Barrows (1975)

Gordon Staples – Sounds of the Zodiac from Mean Johnny Barrows (1975)

Mikis Theodorakis – Café Rock from Z (1969)

Rudy Ray Moore – Mayor’s Get-Away from Dolemite (1975)

John Morris – The Producers from The Producers (1967)

Stanley Myers – Organ Fantasia in D Major from Take a Girl Like You (1970)

Francis Lai – Las Vegas Circus Ballet from Love is a Funny Thing (1970)

Stu Phillips – Rescue from Run, Angel, Run (1969)

Stu Phillips – Friendly Fuzz from Run, Angel, Run (1969)

Les Baxter – Hot Wind from Hell’s Belles (1969)

Piero Piccioni – Conjectures from Lucky Luciano (1973)

Piero Piccioni – Magic of New York from Lucky Luciano (1973)

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Sid Ramin – Stiletto from Stiletto (1969)

Vladimir Cosma – Chou Fleur from La course à l'échalote (1975)

François de Roubaix – Miniland 1 from Zita (1969)

François de Roubaix – Miniland 2 from Zita (1969)

Nat Dove – Zombie March from Petey Wheatstraw (1977)

Gianni Ferrio – Step by Step from La poliziotta (1974)

Juice People Unlimited – Shermanizing from Disco Godfather (1979)

Francis Lai – Party Music from I’ll Never Forget What’s’isname (1967)

J.J. Johnson – Willie Escapes from Willie Dynamite (1974)

J.J. Johnson – Parade Strut from Willie Dynamite (1974)

The Association – Dartmouth? Dartmouth! from Goodbye Columbus (1969)

Claude Bolling – Happy Night from Doucement les basses (1971)

R.D. Burman – Baby, Let’s Dance Together from Shalimar (1978)

Pierre Cavalli – Un soir chez Norris from Un soir chez Norris (1971)

Pierre Cavalli – Chasse à l'homme from Un soir chez Norris (1971)

The Staple Singers & Curtis Mayfield – Big Mac from Let’s Do It Again (1975)                                      

The Staple Singers & Curtis Mayfield – Chase from Let’s Do It Again (1975)

Curtis Mayfield – Pusherman from Superfly (1972)

Curtis Mayfield – Freddie’s Dead from Superfly (1972)

Quincy Jones – The Anderson Tapes from The Anderson Tapes (1971)

Roy Budd – The Car Chase from Fear is the Key (1972)

Roy Budd – Get Carter from Get Carter (1971)

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