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Monday, January 14, 2008

Edwin Starr - Hell Up In Harlem (1974)

1. Ain't It Hell Up In Harlem
2. Easin' In
3. Big Papa
4. Love Never Dies (Helen's Love Theme)
5. Don't It Feel Good To Be Free)
6. Runnin' | Jennifer's Love Theme
7. Airport Chase
8. Mama Should Be Here Too
9. Like We Used To Do
10. Ain't It Hell Up In Harlem (instr.)
Originally due to be scored by James Brown using material from what later became his 'The Payback' LP, this soundtrack by Fonce Mizell and Freddie Perren nevertheless contains some great funk tracks. Edwin Starr is in fine form on the slowburn conga-lead 'Easin' In', while the tight funk band can be heard to full effect on the instrumental 'Runnin'. A consistently good album with several noteable tracks.