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Friday, February 15, 2008

The Blackbyrds - Cornbread, Earl, and Me (1975)

1. Cornbread
2. One-Eye Two-Step
3. Mother/Son Theme
4. Heavy Town
5. One Gun Salute
6. Gym Fight
7. Riot
8. Soulful Source
9. Mother/Son Talk
10. At the Carnival
11. Candy Store Dilemma
12. Wilford's Gone
13. Mother/Son Bedroom Talk
14. Courtroom Emotions
15. Cornbread
Donald Byrd and The Blackbyrds entered the blaxploitation soundtrack arena fairly late in the day with this LP for Fantasy Records. The film's subject matter is not standard blaxploitation fare, being a socially-aware story about a young basketball player. The album has its moments, a great theme is particularly notable along with some strong Blackbyrds-style jazz-funk instrumentals, but it's not up to the standard of their early studio LPs.