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Friday, March 5, 2010

Various Artists - Do The Right Thing (1989)

1 Public Enemy - Fight The Power 5:29
Producer - Carl Ryder , Eric Sadler , Hank Shocklee
2 Teddy Riley Feat. Guy - My Fantasy 4:56
Producer - Gene Griffin , Teddy Riley
3 E.U. - Party Hearty 4:40
Producer - Ju Ju House , Kent Wood
4 Steel Pulse - Can't Stand It 5:03
Producer - David R. Hinds* , Sidney Mills
5 Keith John - Why Don't We Try 3:32
Producer - Raymond Jones
6 Perri - Feel So Good 5:38
Producer - Paul Laurence
7 Take 6 - Don't Shoot Me 4:06
Producer - Mervyn E. Warren*
8 Lori Perry And Gerald Alston - Hard To Say 3:20
Producer - Paul Laurence
9 Perri - Prove To Me 5:22
Producer - Raymond Jones , Sami McKinney
10 Al Jarreau - Never Explain Love 5:56
Producer - Raymond Jones
11 Ruben Blades - Tu Y Yo 5:12
Producer - Ruben Blades

Executive Producer - Spike Lee
The soundtrack for director Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing is a veritable window into the hip-hop/contemporary R&B scene circa 1989. Peppered with "new jack" era slabs of wax from the likes of Public Enemy (the iconic "Fight the Power"), summer party staples from E.U. ("Party Hearty") and Teddy Riley ("My Fantasy"), and deep slow jams from Perri and Al Jarreau, it's the perfect background for a hot night in the city, and like the film itself, it's both frivolous and foreboding. [Motown reissued Do the Right Thing with two remixes of Guy's "My Fantasy."].
by James Christopher Monger

Provided by Funkback

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Bill Lee arr/cond & The Natural Spiritual Orcherstra - Do The Right Thing (1989)

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Spike Lee - Do The Right Thing (1989)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Blaxploitation Fashion

This is too cool to not be on BP. I know some of you can relate to these fashions from the 70's. These ads are from old Ebony Magazines between 1970-'76. Please visit "Learning 2 Share" for more fashion from in the 70's.

Here are some more cool hair fashions from the 70's. If you notice Mr. Wone with the "Blow Up" from back in the day ;-) Just Kidding!!! Please visit "Meathaus" to see more Funky Fro's from Ebony Magazine.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Various Artists - Nothing But A Man OST (1965)


1. "(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave" - Martha & The Vandellas
2. "Fingertips (Pt. II)" - Little Stevie Wonder
3. "That's the Way I Feel" - The Miracles
4. "Come on Home" - Holland & Dozier
5. "This Is When I Need You Most" - Martha & The Vandellas
6. "I'll Try Something New" - The Miracles
7. "Way Over There" - The Marvelettes
8. "Mickey's Monkey" - The Miracles
9. "You Beat Me to the Punch" - Mary Wells
10. "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" (live) - The Miracles
11. "Bye Bye Baby" (live) - Mary Wells
This 1996 CD reissue was a surprise, since the 1965 film to which it was attached is has only a cult following. Much of the music (Martha & the Vandellas' "Heat Wave," Mary Wells' "You Beat Me to the Punch," the Miracles' "Mickey's Monkey") is available elsewhere, although the producers have used the original master tapes as sources for the CD, so the sound is first rate. And there are two jewels here that have not appeared elsewhere on CD: "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" by the Miracles from their 1963 live album, and "Bye Bye Baby" by Mary Wells from her live album of the same era. The recording on the Miracles live cut leaves something to be desired, but listening to Smokey play the crowd, and the rapture of the audience as the group delivers an impassioned rendition of the song (with a brief foray into Sam Cooke's "Bring It on Home to Me"), all imperfections are forgiven; and the group sounds in great form. Mary Wells' performance is one of her best on record, a simmering piece of passionate, romantic soul music that rises magnificently to full boil. So why not put both live albums on one CD? ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide

Provided by Isbum over @ The Great Filmscorium

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Michael Roemer - Nothing But A Man (1964)

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Mark of the Hawk (1957)


The man called Obam struggles with the increasingly hostile forces facing each other in a colonial African country. The African natives want their land and lives back from the British colonists. Obam's motives are questioned by his own people, in particular his brother Kanda. With the help of his wife Renee and missionary Bruce Craig, will he be able to get things under control before the country self-destructs?