Great Drum Breaks For Under A Buck

10 Drum Breaks For Under A Buck

Digging for drum breaks and loops is what really got me into record collecting in the first place. I am a producer of weird and semi-listenable music and really found my roots in sampling. This week I’m going to share ten seven inch singles that can be easily found, at least in the United States.

Lists are great ways to share all sorts of similar releases with other collectors, like those that are looking for loops like this one. Share your favorites down below and check out these ten here:


Great drum breaks: Ocean - "Put Your Hand In The Hand"

Ocean – “Put Your Hand In The Hand”

Put Your Hand In The Hand was, I believe, first by Elvis. There are many many different covers of this one out there and many have their own interpretation of the break. Great place to start.

great drum breaks: Dennis Coffey And The Detroit Guitar Band - "Scorpio"

Dennis Coffey And The Detroit Guitar Band – “Scorpio”

This is an absolute classic break which should be in every collection. It made the top 100, there are a lot of copies of this out there. It’s really not that hard to find decent copies for cheap. Look for it on dollar bin hit compilations too.

Great drum breaks: The Beginning Of The End - "Funky Nassau"

The Beginning Of The End – “Funky Nassau”

Like Scorpio, it’s still not that hard to turn up decent playable copies for under a buck if you’re in the crates enough. Classic heavy island funk with a thick break.

great drum breaks: Tom Jones - "Looking Out My Window"

Tom Jones – “Looking Out My Window”

Thick break on this easy to find pop single. It doesn’t look like a winner from a distance, but it is.

Great Drum Breaks: Aerosmith - "Walk This Way"

Aerosmith – “Walk This Way”

Classic Rock Radio makes it’s entrance on the list. I think everyone knows this one.

Great Drum Breaks: Barry White - "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby"

Barry White – “I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby”

Probably one of my favorite drum breaks of all time. They’re just so thick and bass heavy. I heard this in a thrift store once and it filled me with power.

Great Drum Breaks: Freda Payne - "The Easiest Way To Fall"

Freda Payne – “The Easiest Way To Fall”

The A-Side was a huge hit and this record is really easy to find. The B-Side has a nice healthy break on it.

Great Drum Breaks: Friend And Lover - "Reach Out Of The Darkness"

Friend And Lover – “Reach Out Of The Darkness”

Nice intro bass and drums on this classic oldies rock/pop hit. Another easy find.

Great Drum Breaks: Tommy Roe - "Sweet Pea"

Tommy Roe – “Sweet Pea”

Another pop rock hit, known for the unique sound of the drums.

Great Drum Breaks: Boz Scaggs - "Lowdown"

Boz Scaggs – “Lowdown”

Another heavy hiphop classic drum break. This is one of the few Scaggs records you must have!

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  • Jan 21,2016 at 12:37

    Most of these cost WAY more than a dollar in the UK! If someone wants to send a shipment of this sort of stuff over I’ll make it worth your while.

  • Jan 21,2016 at 10:50

    I’m of the opinion that it’s the lonely funky flute that tips the scales of “Lowdown,” but your mileage may vary. Actually, I can’t remember the break, but that flute…

  • Jan 20,2016 at 21:34

    Great list! Wow, Lowdown… you are right. Never thought of that one to sample… until now! Really makes me flashback to the 80s when I discovered the Ultimate Breaks & Beats collection. Just like you, digging for breaks and loops to sample was my gateway to collecting. Cheers!

  • Jan 20,2016 at 15:42

    Check out our store, type “drumbreak” in there to browse through the gems ;)

  • Jan 20,2016 at 15:41

    Nice feature !

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