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The Department of Afro American Research, Arts, and Culture's Archive is a subdivision of DAARAC that digitally preserves Afro American films. On this website, you may browse our archive that consists of film posters, screenshots, and movie synopsis. All information provided here is for research and reference purposes. We do not host full-length films on this website.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Jack Ashford - Blackjack (1978)

1. Blackjack
2. Las Vegas Strut
3. Fremont Street
4. You Can Bet My Love Is True
5. Vibe Interlude
6. Run, Run, Catch Him
7. Study The Robbery
8. Falling In Love With You
9. Hot Chrome
10. I'm Back Home
11. Blues For Bass
Solid disco-funk and soul soundtrack from Jack Ashford for the obscure blaxploitation movie from 1978 directed by John Evans and starring William Smith, Tony Burton and Frank Christi. Jack Ashford was part of a group of musicians known as the Funk Brothers whose sound defined Motown in the 60's and 70's. They worked with such legendary performers as Diana Ross and the Supremes, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, The Miracles and many more.

Thanks Anonymous


Erik said...

You guys are incredible!!! I don't belive my eyes! This really made my holidays, thanx! This vibesman is undeservedly standing in the shadows of Motown.

beat2go00 said...


House of Wax said...

loving this blog loving it

Simon666 said...

Thnaks to Filmpac for this upload ... realllllly liking "Fremont St" , song of the day for me.
And thanks to SelfScience, as ever, for this great blog :)

Simon666 said...

Some interesting info on a discussion thread including Jack Ashord himself, and Sptder Turner (!) talking about the album :


Some of the info there is :

Some of the players on this album :
Earl Van Dyke, James Jamerson, Robert White, Uriel Jones

Arrangements :
Robert White

Recorded at :
Norman's FortKnox Studio, One Step Up Studio

Simon666 said...

Sorry, that was "Spyder" Turner

Simon666 said...

... and vocalist on the album is Loretta Holloway

Gianni aka Cesare Barbetta said...

wow, thanks!
I was looking for it!!!

Solomon said...

Thank you.

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