Brother Soul - "Cookies" (extended Breaks Special edition)
Ramsey Lewis - "Back In The USSR" (extended Breaks Special edition)
Review: More "extended breaks" re-edit fun from the popular Breaks & Beats bootleg "45" series, with the mysterious scalpel fiends behind the project delivering two more light-touch rearrangements of killer cuts from the soul and funk canon. On the A-side theys uccesffully tamper with Bronx outfit Brother Soul's heady 1974 classic "Cookies", naturally giving more prominence to the band's killer funk breakbeats, hazy horns and undulating bass guitar. Over on the flip they lengthen the bustling, tough and loose-limbed drum-breaks featured in Ramsay Lewis's electric cover version of Beatles' rocker "Back in the USSR". Lewis's organ solos are, as ever, energetic, sweaty and breathless, guaranteeing dancefloor pleasure every time the track is dropped.