Dusty Fingers

Dusty Fingers is the name of a series of compilation records of songs that are widely admired as breakbeats collected by Bronx DJ Danny Dann the Beat Mann.[2] Some of the songs featured contain "open breaks" which are solo drum passages which enable DJs to easily transition into them. These are also attractive to producers, who loop or rearrange them to create new compositions. Following in the tradition of the Ultimate Breaks and Beats series, the Dusty Fingers records contain an eclectic range of musical styles: mainly funk and jazz, but also including soul, rock, disco, and pop.

Dusty Fingers
Dusty Fingers Volume 1.jpg
Compilation album series by
various artists
Released1997 - 2006[1]
Recordedvarious years
GenreFunk [general]
ProducerDanny Dann & Jason Jaz

Many of the songs in the Dusty Fingers series have been sampled into new musical compositions, mainly by hip hop producers. Popular songs that sample songs from the Dusty Fingers series include "Guilty Conscience" by Eminem, "Find Your Wealth" by Nas, "Rowdy Rowdy" by 50 Cent, "Show Me What You Got" by Jay-Z, "Daydreamin'" by Lupe Fiasco, and "Dr. Carter" by Lil' Wayne.

Track ListingsEdit


  1. ^ [1], Dusty Fingers Vol. 1-15 release dates
  2. ^ [2] & Jason Jaz, Dusty Fingers interview at HipHopDX