The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture to identify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Blackness
The Department of Afro American Research, Arts, and Culture's Archive is a subdivision of DAARAC that digitally preserves Afro American films. On this website, you may browse our archive that consists of film posters, screenshots, and movie synopsis. All information provided here is for research and reference purposes. We do not host full-length films on this website.

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

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.


Tracklist
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?


Tracklist
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)