Chris Read Discography

Chris Read Discography

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BBE Label Mixtape

  • Release date: 2010-07-01
  • Label: BBE Records

BBE is, I can say with some confidence, my favourite record label of recent years in terms of consistency and quality of output. From modern day artists such as Dilla and Pete Rock to compilations of obscure and forgotten gems, it’s a label that covers a lot of ground and does it all with style. So it almost goes without saying that putting this mix together was an absolute pleasure. The toughest thing was not deciding what to include but what to leave out. I probably could have made a dozen mixtapes with the pile of records I pulled out before getting started. It would have been simple enough to produce a complete mix of music from any one of the label’s many genres but I wanted to try and represent the label’s full range. What I ended up with is a fairly quick paced mix which passes through modern soul, hip hop, funk, boogie, disco, a touch of house, reggae, nu jazz, vocal jazz and dancefloor jazz pretty much in that order with a few little surprises along the way. Hope you enjoy!


1. Chris Read – Theme #3 Scratchapella
2. J Dilla – Think Twice (Instrumental)
3. Katalyst feat. Steve Spacek – How Bout Us
4. J Dilla – Body Movin (Instrumental)
5. J Dilla – Baby
6. J Dilla – Won’t Do (Insturmental)
7. J Dilla feat Frank N Dank – Pause (Acapella)
8. King Britt – Emotional Quotient Deringer (Instrumental)
9. Jazzy Jeff feat J Live – Break It Down
10. Pete Rock feat Freddie Foxxx – Mind Frame (Instrumental)
11. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Appreciate (Acapella)
12. Pete Rock – Hiphopcrisy
13. Pete Rock – Pete’s Jazz
14. InI – Props
15. Third Guitar – Baby Don’t Cry
16. The Willard Posey Reunion – Cissy Strut N American Woman
17. The Soul Seven – The Cissy’s Thang
18. Kenny Dope – Can U Handle It
19. Melba Moore – Standing Right Here
20. Joe Coleman – Get It Off The Ground
21. Donny McCullogh – From The Heart
22. The Fabulous Conti Family – You’ve Got Me Goin Baby
23. Roy Ayers – Tarzan (Osunlade Mix)
24. Million Dollar Orchestra – Canal Street Bus Stop
25. DJ Vadim – Hidden Treasure (Acapella)
26. DJ Vadim – Watch That Sound (J Star Remix)
27. Roy Ayers – Mystic Voyage (DJ Marky & XRS Mix)
28. Q Project – Move On
29. Aaron Jerome – Marrakech
30. Re Jazz – Inner City Life
31. DJ Vadim – Manchester
32. 4 Hero – Spirits In Transit
33. Sleepwalker – Ai-No Kawa