Alright, shame on me for e-digging, but honestly, who doesn't every once in a while?
Anyways, I recently stumbled upon this blog post which is basically a dump of about 1500 soul & funk 45s rips from a record store.
The tracks are all cut before the end but it's good enough for sampling, there's some grimy old wax in there so the fact that those are mp3s doesn't matter too much to me, you ain't gonna make a cripsy clean beat out of those anyway.
Some sweet drum breaks in the following ones:
49, 86, 96, 118, 123, 134, 145, 156, 170, 179, 216, 229, 232,292, 296, 297, 299, 310, 326, 351...
If you checked the link out you can see that downloading these manually could be very time consuming...
I work as a web developer so I came up with a quick script to download them all or by bunch at once, here are the instructions:
- Go to the blog, right click on one of the samples link --> save link as...
If your browser asks you where to save the file, go to the settings and set a default location so it doesn't ask you next time. Otherwise you're good.
Replace the start=0 & end=200 values with what you want (i.e: here it will download the first 200 samples)