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Monday, June 23, 2008

Nat Dove - Petey Wheatstraw (1977)

1. Petey Wheatstraw (Vocal)
2. Ghetto Street USA
3. Zombie March (Instrumental)
4. Loving You (Vocal)
5. Walking theme (Instrumental)
6. Ghetto Street USA (Vocal)
7. Joy (Vocal)
8. Steve's Den (Instrumental)
9. Loving You (Instrumental)
10. Petey Wheatstraw (Instrumental)
11. Junkie Chase (Instrumental)
Of Rudy Ray Moore's album output, this soundtrack is one of the easier LPs to obtain. It's a good album, mixing funk and jazz in equal measures, but the jazz is second-rate and the funk is not consistent. There are few tracks and most are pressed in two versions, vocal and instrumental. The best track is the outstanding funk instrumental 'Zombie March', featuring a great horn riff over a fat breakbeat.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Gerald Lee - Black Shampoo (1976)

1. Mr. Jonathan
2. I'll Get You
3. Soft
4. Move On
5. Can You Feel The Love
6. The Chase
7. The Search
8. The Bust Up
9. Deciding On You
10. Main Theme
11. The Flight
12. Fanfare
13. Can You Feel The Love (Reprise)
14. The BBQ
15. Love Theme
16. Black Briefcase
17. Deciding On You (Reprise)
18. Mr. Jonathan (Reprise)
19. The Rescue
20. Dialog
Funky music, dialogue and sound effects from the 1976 blaxploitation movie Black Shampoo. This is great for DJ/producers - with plenty of funky 70s music and clean dialogue to scratch or sample.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Infernal Blues Machine - Adios Amigo (1976)

1. Adios Amigo
2. Needing You (Wanting You, Loving You)
3. When You Move You Lose
4. Ju Ju
5. Never Turn Your Back On A Friend
6. When Loves Calls Your Name
7. Write Me A Letter
8. Ain't That Love
9. I Can Make It But It Would Be Easier With Love
This album contains some obscure blaxploitation cuts from the Fred Williamson movie 'Adios Amigo'. The movie theme is pretty tight - good strong groove, slightly cod Mexican feel to it, but it moves well. The other two tracks from the movie are forgettable love themes. The first side of this LP comprises the funk tracks - there's a strong hard funk cut in Ju Ju - while the flip tracks are the dull soulful numbers. Worth a dig.

Movie Review
Adios Amigo (1976)

BlackSmoke - The Candy Tangerine Man [A.K.A. The Candy Tangerine Man] (1976)

1. Gotta Bad Feeling
2. Screamin'
3. Turn This Feeling Around
4. There It Is
5. I Don't Care (What You Do)
6. You Needn't Worry Now
7. What Goes Around Comes Around
8. Sunshine Roses And Rainbow
9. Freedom Of The Mind
In our continuing mission to track down all sorts of obscure funk music as featured in the movies of the 1970s, we finally tracked down the music that's featured in B-movie blaxploitation classic 'Candy Tangerine Man'. It's from quite an easy-to-find funk LP, the self-title release by Smoke. The music is quality mid-70s dancefloor funk, pretty tight all through. Mostly vocal, it's not a standard soundtrack record and makes no mention of the movie on the sleeve, but check out the film then look at the hats of the guys on the LP sleeve... anyway, 3 tracks from this LP were used in the movie. Good stuff.

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