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Friday, February 12, 2010

Elmer Bernstein - The Liberation Of L.B. Jones OST (1969)

The Liberation of L.B. Jones - Elmer Bernstein Cinema Records LP-8009, 1969

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Only released on the infamous Cinema label, Bernstein's excellent funky jazz soundtrack for obscure blaxploitation film 'The Liberation of L.B. Jones' takes up an entire side of an LP otherwise devoted to a typical genre soundtrack to Paul Newman's hit movie 'From The Terrace'. The music for LB Jones is a revelation - tight, brassy, bright and groovy, it's up there with Bullitt in feel and pace. Sometimes using organ, sometimes sax, but always groovy, this is a release not to be missed although the LP is now hard to find. The persistent rumour about this release is that the master tapes were 'borrowed' by Bernstein's tennis trainer!

Funkbacks commentThis rip omits the music From The Terrace, but like that release has no names for the tracks which leads me to conclude that It's a vinyl rip. I've scoured the internet for any info but there doesn't seem to be any. If there surfaces new info or word of a CD pressing please post it here. This music is Baaadassss!!! The beautiful coverpic was made over at the blog Frankly Yes aka Isbumsplace that's dedicated to resurrect the lost and rare to the public. Great chums w. attention to detail!

Provided by Dusty over @ Frankly Yes through Funkback

Link to movie review

William Wyler - The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)