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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Various Artists – Pimps, Players & Private Eyes (1991)
Compilation album featuring songs from ’70s blaxploitation movies. It features ten funky songs from such cult cinematic “masterpieces” as Trouble Man, The Mack and Foxy Brown. The songs are performed by soul legends like The Impressions, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Issac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield and Willie Hutch. This was one of the first blaxploitation Audio CD compilations – released in 1991 and was produced by famous rapper Ice-T. The release was dedicated to the recovery of Curtis Mayfield (he became paralyzed from the neck down when a lighting rig fell on top of him at a concert in Brooklyn, NY, On August 14, 1990).
1. Across 110th Street – Bobby Womack/Peace [Across 110th Street]
2. Make A Resolution – The Impressions [Three The Hard Way]
3. Are You Man Enough – Four Tops [Shaft In Africa]
4. Trouble Man – Marvin Gaye [Trouble Man]
5. Theme From ‘Shaft’ – Isaac Hayes [Shaft]
6. Love Doctor – Millie Jackson [Cleopatra Jones]
7. I Choose You – Willie Hutch [The Mack]
8. Blowin’ Your Mind – O.C. Smith [Shaft's Big Score]
9. Theme Of Foxy Brown – Willie Hutch [Foxy Brown]
10. Pusherman – Curtis Mayfield [Superfly]

Various Artists
Album: Pimps, Players & Private Eyes
Label : Sire Records # 9 26624-2
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Funk, Soul, Blaxploitation

Funkbacks comment
Thanks to MusicDawn for this find of a representative of the spirit of this blog. Ice-T most definatley knows his Robert Beck aka Iceberg Slim check Soul on Ice if You doubt me. If this album had dropped in '95 instead of '91 it could easily had beed the soundtrack to this:

Link to Documentary review
Ice-T - Kiss My Baadassss his Guide to Blaxploitation Cinema (1994)