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Friday, January 18, 2008

Melvin Van Peebles - Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song (1971)

1. Sweetback Losing His Cherry
2. Sweetback Getting It Uptight and Preaching It So Hard the ...
3. Come on Feet
4. Sweetback's Theme
5. Hoppin' John/Voices
6. Mojo Woman/Voices
7. Sanra Z/Voices
8. Reggin Hanging on in There as Best They Can (Bye and Bye)/Voices
9. Won't Bleed Me
10. Man Tries Running His Usual Game But Sweetback's Jones Is So Strong He
Alongside Shaft, this is the album that started the whole blaxploitation boom. A young Earth, Wind and Fire (friends of one of the film's production crew) provide a great, driving psychedelic theme. Interspersed with dialogue you'll find a number of strong funky soul vocal tracks.