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Monday, May 7, 2018

Sam Waymon - Ganja & Hess (1973, soundtrack)

A1.  Intro
A2.  The Blood Of The Thing (part 1)
A3.  The Blood Of The Thing (part 2) Shadow Of The Cross
A4.  Bongili Work Song #1 (Myrthian Dreams)
A5.  Hess Is Stabbed
A6.  March Blues (Sung By Mabel King)
A7.  You've Got To Learn To Let It Go (Instrumental)
A8.  Bongili Work Song #2
A9.  Survival Drive
A10.  Bongili Work Song #3
A11.  The Seduction (amalgam)
B1.  Intro (Reprise) - You've Got To Learn To Let It Go
B2.  You've Got To Learn To Let It Go (Church Version)
B3.  Just As I Am (Evangel Revival)
B4.  The Blood Of The Thing (reprise)
B5.  Resurrection
B6.  There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood
B7.  You've Got To Learn To Let It Go (Studio Version)

Bonus Tracks
B8.  Bongili Work Song (Original Version)
B9.  Theme From Blood Couple

Release Notes ​
  • First ever release on ANY format
  • Strictly limited to 1000 copies worldwide (color vinyl), comes with Obi Strip
  • Original soundtrack composed by Nina Simone’s brother: Sam Waymon
  • Comes with insert featuring unseen pictures and liner notes

Friday, February 17, 2017

Barbara McNair - If He Hollers, Let Him Go! (1968, Soundtrack)

This Blaxploitation soundtrack features the soul songtress, Barbra McNair, in "If He Hollers, Let Him Go!" (1968). Complete with a great producers such as Sammy Fain, Harry Sukman, and Coleridge Perkinson with executive producer Mike Curb, you will not be disappointed this gem.

01. A Man Has To Love (Vocals by Barbara McNair)
02. So Tired (Guitar Instrumental)
03. Can't Make It With The Same Man Twice (Vocals by Barbara McNair)
04. So Tired (Instrumental)
05. So Tired (Vocals by Barbara McNair)
06. A Man Has To Love (Guitar Instrumental)
07. Can't Make It With The Same Man Twice (Instrumental)
08. A Man Has To Love (Instrumental)

Friday, November 25, 2016

Ed Cobb Featuring Sheldon Lee - The Bad Bunch (1973, OST)

The Bad Bunch [a.k.a. Tom] (1973) is pretty much a five-fist blaxploitation film, not because it was a decent film, but because it embodies all the elements you would look for in a Blaxploitation movie. The soundtracks, which was never officially released was credited to Ed Cobb with some of the vocals done by Sheldon Lee. The soundtrack is fairly groovy with a solid mix of soul, blues, and even some psychedelic funk. Dialect is pretty much throughout the entire soundtrack. It's possible that some of these tracks may had an official release on a 45 or something, so if anyone comes across a familiar track and has the official release, please let us know.

01. N*****r Lover [Theme] (Performed by Sheldon Lee)
02. Interlude
03. Interlude (theme)
04. Honkey Chase
05. Dialog
06. Cops Theme #1
07. Strip Club
08 Makimba Chase
08. Cops Theme #2
09. Interlude (theme)
11. Tina's Apartment #1
12. Jim and Nancy's Ballad #1
13. Tina's Apartment #2
14. Brother's Blues
15. Willie the Pimp
16. Interlude (theme)
17. Love Sure Does Look Good On You
18. Makimba's Irony
19. Jim and Nancy's Ballad #2
20. Hippie Party (I)
21. Hippie Party (II)
22. Hippie Party (III)
23. I Wish For Love
24. 19. Jim and Nancy's Ballad #3
25. Makimba's Vengeance
26. Cops Theme #3
27. Cop Killer
28. A Day For Marriage
29. N*****r Lover [Theme Instrumental]

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Searching for Black Joy (1977, Soundtrack)

It looks like we let one slip past us. Let us know if anyone comes across this official soundtrack.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Modern Blaxploitation: Marvel's Luke Cage (2016)


Blaxploitation Pride Review
I couldn't resist entering this show on to the website as Modern Blaxploitation. To be fair, I will exclude any opinion I have on the Marvel Comics aspect of the show, but explain why this show fits the mold of Blaxploitation.

The show takes place in Harlem, New York, which is home to some of the most famous Blaxploitation films ever made, such as Across 110th Street, Black Caesar, Cotton Comes To Harlem and Hell Up In Harlem. Even many of the Race Films that have been posted on this website is home to the great city of Harlem. But it's not just Harlem that makes Luke Cage a Blaxploitation film, but all the elements that we seen from characters like Black Belt Jones, Tommy Gibbs, Cleopatra Jones are found in the show. The coolness, smooth talking, gangster mentality, pride in Black American culture, style, music, jive talk, disposition are common elements of the show that gives such a Blaxploitation feel.

The plot of the show is rather simple in that Luke Cage, a mysterious man residing in Harlem, has found his purpose in life unexpectedly to him and those that he is around. Somewhat indestructible to the average human, he becomes the 'Robinhood' of the hood after a close friend is killed by a goon of Luke Cage's nemesis, Cottonmouth, owner of the luxurious club, Harlem's Paradise. Cottonmouth is a gangster with close ties with the unforgiving, Willis Stryker (a.k.a. Diamondback) whose vengeful hate for Luke Cage leads to a classic hero versus villain action. Cage looks to help the people of Harlem keep corruption and detriment from the streets, but his mysterious ways have spark an obsessive pursuit by NYPD detective, Misty Knight because wherever Cage goes, trouble closely follows.

But what really set the show in the mood of Blaxploitation, which is an important element of Blaxploitation films, is the music. Produced by Adrian Younge (from the Black Dynamite soundtrack) and A Tribe Called Quest's Ali Shaheed Muhammad, the soundtrack offers the hard hitting funk and dramatics we love to hear in Blaxploitation films. True to the nature of library and production music of the 70s, these producers enlightened the show with some of the most brilliant display of versatility of a Blaxploitation movie soundtrack that you'll ever hear. It's obvious that these producers are talented, but they also have studied and paid much respect to their predecessors of Blaxploitation music producing. The producing features a mixture of hip-hop elements, which is true to the modern African-American culture, so while the music could have an out-dated feel, the hip-hop aspect keeps it very relevant to 2016.

01. Good Man
02. Mesmerized (Original Soundtrack Version)
03. Ain't It a Sin
04. Stop And Look (And You Have Found Love)
05. 100 Days, 100 Nights
06. Diamondback Arrives
07. Final Battle - Part 1
08. In the Wind
09. Diamondback's Trap
10. Blue Fusion
11. Final Battle - Part 2
12. I'm Luke Cage
13. Street Cleaning
14. The Ambush
15. End Theme
16. Coffee at Midnight
17. Red-Handedly Blameless
18. Always Forward Pops
19. Unveil the Bride
20. Shameek's Death
21. The Plan
22. Requiem for Phife
23. We Had Coffee
24. Pops Is Gone
25. Theme
26. Greed Becomes Me
27. Bulletproof Love feat. Method Man
28. Microphone Check Five'O
29. Luke's Freedom
30. Uptown Claire
31. Shades Beware
32. Misty Resolute
33. Fresh Air
34. Kinda Strong
35. Big Man Little Jacket
36. Scarfe's Dying
37. Claire's Wisdom
38. Gun Threat
39. Bad Love
40. Finding Chico
41. I Am Carl Lucas
42. Crispus Attucks
43. Hideout
44. Cuban Coffee
45. Like a Brother
46. Cottonmouth's Clamp
47. Survival
48. Cottonmouth Theme
49. Luke Cops
50. Crushin' On Reva
51. Beloved Reva  

Overall, this show fits the mold of how Blaxploitation is defined here at BP. The Blaxplotiation era may be nearly 40 years past, but that doesn't mean that we can't have an ode to the genre from time to time.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Lalo Schifrin - Golden Needles (1974)

This is an official soundtrack release for the Blax-fu film guest starring Jim Kelly, Golden Needles. The music was composed by the legendary Lalo Schifrin (also the composer for Enter the Dragon). This is not your typical Blaxplotiation soundtrack that you would normally hear. No need to expect much of that funky bass "wah-wah" or the hard hitting congas. This soundtrack has more of a jazzy and stage-screen type of sound. Mostly mood music to correlate with scenes of the film, such as "Health Club Fight" track that is of course, uptempo.

01. The golden statue
02. Golden needles (main title)
03. Acupuncture #1
04. Flames - Lin Toa
05. Love theme
06. Fortune teller - Snake shop - Snakes
07. Felicity
08. Mongolian supper
09. Chinese paintings
10. Empty hangers - Attack on Kwan - Chinese cemetery
11. Airports - Street fight
12. Winters' mansion - Winters - It's time
13. Taxi
14. Antique shop - Health club
15. Health club fight
16. Acupuncture #2
17. Menace - Hong Kong street
18. Heavies approach - Harbor sequence
19. Harbor chase - Crowds - Conclusion
20. Golden needles (end titles)
21. Finzie's piano #1
22. Chinese street source
23. Finzie's piano #2
24. Golden needles of love

Monday, June 13, 2016

Sam Waymon - Ganja & Hess (Soundtrack, 1973)

This fan made soundtrack is gifted to us by a friend of the website. It is very well put together and worth the listen. Here are the notes from the original uploader (djsmokingjam).

Ganja & Hess is a film that once you see it, whether you like it or not, sinks its claws into you and doesn't let go, its images haunting you for a long time afterward.  But even more haunting is the music from the film - Sam Waymon (younger brother of Nina Simone) creating an innovative, ahead-of-its-time mixture of soul, tribal chants, gospel and trippy, dissonant experimental cues that makes for the strangest score for a vampire film outside of Donald Rubenstein's jazzy accompaniment to Martin.  Waymon also appears in the film as a preacher who moonlights as a driver for Duane Jones' infected Dr Hess Green.

Naturally, due to the film's obscurity, there was no chance of a soundtrack album being released - but as a fan of the film, I really wanted to be able to listen to the music on my iPod.  So, I decided to make my own soundtrack, and share it with you all here, in case there's anyone here who loves this film as much as I do (and I'm sure there is!).  Be warned of a couple of things though:

a) As you might expect from this sort of thing, sound effects and dialogue recur throughout.  I think it works quite well, however; Gunn and Waymon obviously put a lot of attention into the soundscape of the film, and it shows.

b) Obviously, I was limited not only by my own inexperience when it comes to audio, but the crumminess of the source materials.  Although I took the audio straight from the DVD (and did nothing more but raise the volume slightly via Goldwave), that DVD is itself taken from a few different old 35mm prints, since the negative was destroyed in the creation of the Blood Couple re-edit.  In addition, some audio was sourced from the DIVX rip of Blood Couple available onsite - contrary to popular belief, the re-edit did not completely dispense with Waymon's score.

c) Track titles, as usual for this sort of thing, are mixed between those made up by me, and the proper names lagely gleaned via the excellent essay by Tim Lucas and David Walker included in the DVD-ROM folder of the 2006 DVD.

01. Intro
02. The Blood Of The Thing (Intro)
03. The Blood Of The Thing
04. Bungelii Work Song
05. Hess Is Stabbed
06. March Blues
07. You've Got To Learn To Let It Go (Instrumental)
08. Bungelii Work Song #2
09. Ganja & Hess Make Love
10. You've Got To Learn To Let It Go (Wedding)
11. A Strange Dream - You've Got To Learn To Let It Go
12. The Seduction
13. You've Got To Learn To Let It Go (w- Evangel Revivaltime Church)
14. Just As I Am (w- Evangel Revivaltime Church)
15. The Blood Of The Thing (Reprise)
16. Resurrection
17. There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood
18. You've Got To Learn To Let It Go (Studio Version)
19. Bonus Track - Theme From Blood Couple

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Dr. Cecil Graham [Featuring The Brand New Review] - The Guy From Harlem (Original Soundtrack, 1977)

The Guy From Harlem (1977) was scored by Dr. Cecil Graham while the vocals was sung by the group The Brand New Review. There is little to no information available about the musical artist. The soundtrack for the film is somewhat poorly recorded. I guess this is not surprising because if you have seem the film, then the soundtrack makes sense. For the most part, the soundtrack is repetitive. The theme song is played several times throughout the film in different variations. Sometimes with vocals, sometimes without vocals. There are a few tracks that are pretty funky or soulful, so this soundtrack does have its moments. Many of the other tracks are drained out with dialog from the movie, but my guess is that is the best we are going to get because I highly doubt there will be an official soundtrack release for this film.

01. The Guy From Harlem (Theme)
02. The Guy From Harlem (Interlude)
03. That's No Woman
04. Nobody Fools With The Guy From Harlem
05. Interlude
06. Playboy Harlem Detective
07. The Guy From Harlem (Theme)
08. Interlude
09. Let's Get Out of Here
10. Hiding Out
11. Interlude
12. Slow Dance
13. The Guy From Harlem (Theme)
14. Fight Scene

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Michael Stokes Featuring Enchantment - Deliver Us From Evil (Original Soundtrack, 1975)

Deliver Us From Evil is a fairly good Blaxplotiation movie, but like many of those films, an official soundtrack was never released (to our knowledge). The film was scored by legendary music producer, Michael Stokes along with Jimmy Roach and Paul Riser. Vocals from the soundtrack was performed by The Enchantment. The soundtrack features several cuts that are really groovy, especially the title theme. The film is filled real life type drama, so the score does well in capturing those moments in the movie. It's possible that there may be some rare 45s that contain a couple of the tracks somewhere in the world. It's wouldn't surprise me if the title theme was to appear out of nowhere. Enjoy this BP exclusive soundtrack!

01. Deliver Us From Evil [Theme, Instrumental]
02. Deliver Us From Evil [Theme, Vocals by The Enchantments]
03. Dialog
04. Mindy's Theme
05. Car Ride
06. The Playground
07. Dialog
08. Chris' New Apartment
09. Road Rage
10. The Playground (Part II)
11. Mindy's Theme (Part II)
12. Chris Meets Lil' Joe
13. Campus Paper (Dialog)
14. Chris Meets Michelle
15. Dialog
16. Mindy's Lament
17. Deliver Us From Evil (Theme, Part II)
18. Deliver Us From Evil (Theme, Part III)
19. Mindy's Lament (Part II)
20. I'm Uptight (Dialog)
21. Not My Richie!
22. Interlude
23. They Killed His Mother and Sister
24. What Will We Do Now

Friday, April 8, 2016

Maurice Jarre - Mandingo (Soundtrack, 1975)

Treat for Maurice Jarre fans! Two previously unreleased Paramount film soundtracks on one CD! Anchoring is 44-minute score from Mandingo, vivid adaptation of Kyle Onstott tale of Southern slavery, directed by Richard Fleischer, starring James Mason, Perry King, Ken Norton, Susan George. Dino Delaurentiis produces film after earlier attempts by others fail, then works with screenwriter Norman Wexler to ensure novel's potent violence, sex, sadism arrive intact on screen. Maurice Jarre tackles challenging assignment, brings melodic gifts to fore, then adds colors of banjo, dissonant strings, primitive percussion, other disturbing ideas to create unsettling feel for lurid plantation life. Contrasting styles provide considerable depth. Score also features Muddy Waters vocal ("Born In This Time"), used in film at Jarre's request, who draws upon melody/countermelody of song throughout his orchestral score. Presented from 2" 16-track stereo session masters housed in Paramount vaults. Second score finds Jarre in still-melodic but now breezier, jazz-like mode for Neil Simon's Plaza Suite, directed by Arthur Hiller, featuring Walter Matthau, Maureen Stapleton, Lee Grant. Brief score melds both warm humor, light drama into one cohesive musical showcase of composer's tuneful talent. Lukas Kendall helms album assembly, John Takis provides detailed liner notes, Joe Sikoryak provides colorful graphic design. Maurice Jarre conducts both scores. Intrada Special Collection CD available while quantities and interest remain!

01. Born in This Time (Muddy Waters, vocal)
02. The Dinner Table/Pearl’s Bath/Reading Lesson
03. Meet Mr. Wallace
04. Ellen’s Seduction
05. First Meeting No. 1/First Meeting No. 2
06. Wedding Day
07. Blanche Comes Home
08. Display of Strength
09. Blanche’s Problems
10. Ellen Pleads
11. After Cicero’s Hanging/Sickness
12. The Fight
13. The Earrings
14. A Gift for Blanche
15. To the Market (Muddy Waters, vocal)
16. Prelude to the Love Scene
17. Blanche and Mede
18. Ellen Is Jealous
19. Death Potion
20. End Credits (Muddy Waters, vocal)
21. Brothel Baby
22. Pearl’s Bath (original version)
23. Meet Mr. Wallace (original version)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

J.J. Johnson - Top of the Heap (1972)

J.J. Johnson has delivered his share of Blaxploitation of music during the era, but the "Top of the Heap" soundtrack is definitely one of his best performances. "Top of the Heap" never had an official soundtrack, so we at Blax Pride have delivered yet another gem of music for the people. Code Red DVD has released a beautifully remastered version of the film in which much of the sound quality was improved. This film has a good amount of stage screen sounds with a couple of funk nuggets to get your feet going. "Top of the Heap" was released the same year as "Across 110th Street", so J.J. Johnson was a busy guy. In fact, you can hear very similar styles of his producing in each film. Even the "Parade" track on "Top of the Heap" soundtrack very similar to the one on the "Willie Dynamite" soundtrack. Enjoy the soundtrack and head over to Code Red DVD and grab this film. It's very worth it!

01. Main Title Theme
02. Valerie's Growing
03. Sorry For What!
04. Fried Chicken and Blow
05. Nigga Cop
06. Patrolling Through D.C. (Part I)
07. Open the Goddamn Door (Vocals by Paula Kelly)
08. George's Lament
09. I Dream of Black Chick
10. Patrolling Through D.C. (Part II)
11. Valerie's Interlude
12. Patrolling Through D.C. [The Stakeout] (Part III)
13. Nurse Swenson
14. Trippin' With Black Chick
15. I Walked on the Moon
16. George's Dreams
17. Put Your Hand in the Hand of the Man (Vocals by Paula Kelly)
18. George and Black Chick Escape
19. Parade
20. Top of the Heap

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Allen Toussaint - Black Samson (1974)

"Black Samson" is another one of those, "why on earth did they not release a soundtrack for this film" type of movie. Most of the music was done by Allen Toussaint with guest features from The Meters and Willie West. This custom made OST features more dialog (great for sound bites for producers) with faint music in the background. Other than the theme song and ending credits, we are some what left with only a taste of what this soundtrack could sound like if there was an official release. Nevertheless, we at Blaxploitation Pride felt it was necessary to highlight this film and it's music. Artwork and soundtrack was done by BP's own, Funkback. Thanks brother!

01. Black Samson (Theme) (Vocal by Willie West)
02. Samson's Place (Mobsters) (Theme)
03. Willie, O.K. Let's Play Some Groovy Music (Johnny Napa & Harry In The Street)
04. Henry & The Lion (I'm From African Background Too)
05. Johnny & Tina (You're Starting To Bug Me)
06. Arthurs Funeral Parlor (Brothers)
07. Samsons Alley (You Gotta Be Crazy To Try This In A Nigger Neighborhood)
08. Old Henry Plays The Blues
09. On The Roof (Mr. Briggs)
10. Could You Spare A Quarter (Henry Did't Show Tonight)
11. Leslie's Love (You're The Bad Man)
12. Real Funky (Something Tina Can Dance To)
13. Samsons Stick
14. Old Henry Plays The Bama Dust
15. The Queen Bee Is Gone (Live 'Till I Die Happy)
16. Samson Finds Leslie
17. Samson Escapes
18. Samsons Roar (The Fight)
19. End Theme (Just Like The Old Days) (Vocal by Willie West)

Monday, February 8, 2016

Solomon Burke & Jerry Styner - Hammer (1972)

Blax Pride presents an exclusive soundtrack made by our very own at Blaxploitation Pride, Funkback. "Hammer" is another one of those films that never had a soundtrack officially released. Credits are given to Solomon Burke and Jerry Styner (the same Jerry Styner who assisted Gene Page with the Cool Breeze OST and the Burke album "We're Almost Home"). This soundtrack features a few funky tracks along with some unknown library cuts. Many of the tracks consist of some cool dialog, so it makes you want to see the film every time you listen the soundtrack.

01. Hey B.J. (Hammer Theme)
02. B.J.'s Turf (The Ride With Lois)
03. Mary At B.J.'s Pad (Mama It's Just Like The Buss, Miss One, Just Catch Another)
04. Roughhouse (Do The James Brown)
05. Brenner Kills Roughhouse
06. Let's Go Celebrate (Champ)
07. The Kit With The Whip (Don't You Cool-Mama Me)
08. Rhoda's Love Scene (Save It For A Rainy Day)
09. Smuggle Chase
10. Champ's Party (Bourgeouise Nigger)
11. I'll Be Your Nigger (Drunk Rhoda)
12. Lois' Love Theme (Loving You Is On My Mind)
13. Sonny Talkin' Trash (What's Happnin')
14. B.J.'s Second Thoughts (The Professor & Davis)
15. Sid's Boys (Theme)
16. Brenner's Got Lois
17. Sid's Swansong
18. Sid Gets It
19. Sonny's Gang (The Fight)
20. B.J. & Brenner (Theme)
21. Hey B.J. (End Theme)
22. Main Theme From Hammer (Bonus)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

H.B. Barnum - Hit Man (1972)

Blaxploitation Pride presents another fan made Blaxploitation soundtrack. Credits gives the musical score to H.B. Barnum, but from our understanding there was never an official release. It would be great if this was to ever surface. If you have any more information, please let us know.

This soundtrack features a couple of funky tracks, which is mainly the title theme and ending credits that are not drowned out by a little dialog. Nevertheless, you here the funkiness in the background that will keep you entertained.

01. Airport Theme (Cornells Dead And So Are You For All I Care)
02. Theme From Hit Man (What You Gonna Do) (Vocal)
03. Irvelle's Superstar Treatment (Candy Lilly's House)
04. Street Theme (Looking For Rochelle)
05. Childood Memories (Cocked And Loaded)
06. Cornells Funeral (It Just Might Keep You Alive, Bitch)
07. Sherwoods Theme
08. Look Mr Jive Ass (It's Freaks Like You That Give Legitimate Pornography A Bad Name)
09. Riding In Style
10. Laurel's Canyon
11. Good Humor Man (Shag Merriweather)
12. Gozelda's A Star
13. Rochelle's Uncle
14. You're the way I like my men - proud and erect (Laurals's Pad)
15. Motel Fight
16. You must be nuts! (Huey & Tackett) (Dialogue)
17. Blues For Tyrone
18. Laural's Love
19. Tigers & Lions (Swift's Zoo)
20. You Houseniggers Got That (Dialogue)
21. No 1 On My Shitlist
22. Gozelda's Yellow Mustang
23. Gozelda's Lead Role
24. Rochelles First Porno (Vocal)
25. Street Theme 2 (Rochelles Pad)
26. Rochelles Lullaby
27. Swift's Dead
28. Lions Eat Gozelda
29. Tyrone Lays It Down (Dialogue)
30. Oliver's Hanged (Zito)
31. Zito's Party (I Want Shag)
32. Kiss My Ass Honkey Faggot (Dialogue)
33. Shootout At Zito's
34. Run Fat Greasy Nigger (Shag Chase)
35. End Theme (Zito's Multiple Gunshot Wounds)
36. Theme From Hit Man (The End) (Vocal)
37. Theme From Hit Man (What You Gonna Do) (Vocal) (Bonus)

Blaxploitation Soundtrack Album Covers

Peace Blax Pride Readers,

I have went through all the Blaxploitation soundtrack posts and updated the soundtrack album covers. While I was doing that, I saved all of them and uploaded into a single folder (over 250 images). You may download the album covers for your enjoyment.

-Self Science

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Various Artist - Catch My Soul (Metromedia Records, 1973)

Official soundtrack release of "Catch My Soul" (1973). 

01 Othello (Part 1)
02 Wash Us Clean
03 Catch My Soul (Part 1)
04 Working On A Building
05 Othello (Part 2)
06 Catch My Soul (Part 2)
07 Open Our Eyes
08 Backwoods Preacherman
09 Looking Back
10 Eat The Bread-Drink The Wine
11 That's What God Said
12 Chug A Lug
13 I Found Jesus
14 Run Shaker Life
15 Catch My Soul (Part 3)
16 Book Of Prophecy
17 Othello (Part 3)
18 Lust Of The Blood
19 Tickle His Fancy
20 Why
21 Othello (Part 4)
22 Catch My Soul (Part 4)
23 Put Out The Light
24 Othello (Part 5)

Various Artist - Catch My Soul (Unofficial Soundtrack, 1973)

Blaxploitation Pride has unearth another Blaxploitation master piece. "Catch My Soul" (1973) has finally been released on Blu Ray/DVD. The film contains an surprisingly excellent soundtrack, which we have made for the fans of BP. You will enjoy many grooves and dialect from the soundtrack with the actors of the film being the ones to produce the score. There is an official soundtrack release for this film ("Catch My Soul" official release at discogs), so we are seeking the official release, but for now we can enjoy this fan made OST by Blaxploitation Pride until the official release surfaces.

01. Wash U Clean.mp3
02. Working on a Building.mp3
03. Othello (Theme, Part I).mp3
04. Desdemona.mp3
05. Catch My Soul [Iago].mp3
06. Open Your Eyes.mp3
07. Backwoods Preacherman.mp3
08. Looking Back.mp3
09. Eat The Bread, Drink The Wine.mp3
10. Chug A Lug (Drinking Song).mp3
11. I Found Jesus.mp3
12. Run Shaker Life.mp3
13. Catch My Soul (Iago, Part II).mp3
14. Book of Prophecy.mp3
15. Holy Ghost Building.mp3
16. Catch My Soul (Iago, Part III).mp3
17. Othello (Theme, Part II).mp3
18. Dialog.mp3
19. Lust of the Blood.mp3
20. Tickle His Fancy.mp3
21. Why.mp3
22. Othello (Theme, Part III).mp3
23. Catch My Soul (Iago, Part IV).mp3
24. Put Of The Lights.mp3
25. Othello (Theme, Part IV).mp3

Monday, September 7, 2015

Grady Tate [featuring Gary McFarland Orchestra] - Slaves (1969)

From the obscure Blaxploitation film, "Slaves" (1969) featuring Ossie Davis and Dionne Warwick, this soundtrack offers us very little to none of that Blaxplotiation sound we are accustom to hearing. Nevertheless, it's necessary to have in the collection. Driven by harmonic and country sounds that one could say is fitting for a film like "Slaves"; this soundtrack does deliver for it purpose. Enjoy.

A1. Slaves    
A2. Slaves    
A3. Meetin' House    
A4. Black Lullabye    
A5. Another Mornin'    
B1. Pickin' Cotton    
B2. Nightwind (Esther's Theme)    
B3. Another Mornin'    
B4. Pickin' Cotton    
B5. Nightwind (Esther's Theme)

Go here for the review of the film, "Slaves" (1969).

Monday, July 20, 2015

Luchi De Jesus & Holland/Dozier/Holland - Detroit 9000 [OST] (1973)

Another righteous soundtrack done by the legendary Luchi De Jesus. This soundtrack features the melodies that we've been accustom to hearing from De Jesus, such as the, "Wah-Wah" screaming guitar in "Friday Foster" and "Black Belt Jones."  It has been said that there is a Capital Hi-Cue Reel 114 featuring cuts from De Jesus in released '77. This rare library record may potentially contain some recordings for "Detroit 9000". While our fan based custom made soundtracks are great, we would really like to get our hand on authentic material!

01. Opening Credits (Theme From Detroit 9000)
02. Win With Clayton (Touch Me Jesus & Sunday Morning People Medley) (Vocal)
03. The Heist (Masked Men)
04. The Heist (Gunmen Escape)
05. The Heist (Look For The Answer, You'll Find It In Him) (Vocal)
06. A Honky Caper (Dialogue)
07. You're Allergic To Motown (Dialogue)
08. 9000 Officer In Trouble (Theme)
09. Throw A Punch At Me (No Name Bar)
10. Buzz The Fuzz (Dialogue)
11. The Sanatorium
12. Hot & Black (Jessie)
13. Ethel's Place (Party At The Brothel)
14. The Doctor (Ferdie The Pimp)
15. Stakeout (The Ultimate Product Of Your Jive Ass Honky Establishment) (Dialogue)
16. Stakeout (Milo Get's In The Way)
17. The Indian (Theme)
18. Boat Chase
19. Ruby
20. Ruby (Keep My Baby Warm) (Vocal)
21. Tell You How It Was (Ruby's Place) (Theme)
22. The Man Don't Like Waitin' (Aubrey Hill-Clayton)
23. The Man Don't Like Waitin' (50 Seconds)
24. The Man Don't Like Waitin' (Every Black Man Ain't Your Brother)
25. After Holly Hill (The Bust)
26. Another Rip-Off, Fa-Sho (Like A Raunchy Rabbit)
27. Dan Dies (Clayton's Speach)
28. The Worst Cop I Ever Knew (The End)
29. The Bust (Complete)

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Tom Scott and the L.A. Express - Uptown Saturday Night [OST] (1974)

Another unofficial release, brought to you by the brothers of Blax-Pride. In this post, we feature the soundtrack to "Uptown Saturday Night" by Tom Scott and L.A. Express, also featuring a 7" version of "Uptown Saturday Night" theme sung by Bill Harris. It is unfortunate that there was never an official soundtrack release of this film. Considering how incredible "Let's Do It Again" by Curtis Mayfield and the Staple Singers, and "A Piece of the Action", by Curtis Mayfield and Mavis Staples; Uptown Saturday would have delivered a very similar vibe (minus the production of Curtis Mayfield, which automatically puts it 3rd best to the other two soundtracks). But who's comparing?

01. Uptown Saturday Night (Vocal)
02. Steve At Work
03. You're My Queen
04. Drinkin' & Thinkin' 'Bout Zenobias
05. Madam Zenobias One O' Clock
06. Madam Zenobia
07. Checkin' The Scene
08. What's Behind The Red Door
09. I Gotta Get In This Game
10. Seven Again
11. Hold Up
12. In Your Underwear
13. Climbing Higher Mountains (Vocal)
14. Sanctified Sleep
15. Out In The Streets
16. Con-Grift-Man
17. Nobody Loudtalks Little Seymore
18. Geechy Dan Buford
19. Shootout
20. Hot Pursuit
21. Take 'Em Out
22. Silky Slim
23. How I Got Over (Vocal)
24. Church Picknick
25. Joy Juice
26. African Ceremonial Pageant
27. Cops
28. Slim's Getaway (The Chase)
29. How I Got Over (End Titles)
30. Uptown Saturday Night (Dobie Gray)
31. Uptown Saturday Night Trailer

Bill Harris - Uptown Saturday Night [7'']  (1974)