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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, May 4, 2018

Imusi (1980's)


When a frontier family, living in Kwa-Zulu Natal’s Old West, is beset upon by a band of thugs seeking to steal their homestead’s title deed by any means necessary, a father will have to fight to protect not only the safety of his wife and children, but his right to farm the land he inherited from his father before him, and in so doing, teach his children the value of a family standing united together against all odds. 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Ebony Film Corporation

The Ebony Film Corporation (also known as Ebony Film Company) was formed in 1917 in Chicago, Illinois. The company was started by two white men, but the president of the company was an African-American named Luther J. Pollard. The company produced several comedies during its' short operation and was praised for providing black actors with opportunities and non-stereotypical roles that were uncommon for blacks during that time. Many of these films today are badly damaged or lost. We have compiled a comprehensive list of the Ebony Comedies for research and reference purposes.

List of Films

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Spying the Spy (1918)


Amateur detective Sambo Sam sets out to round up German spies, but his bungling leads him to the Coffin Club, a fraternal organization with a morbid sense of humor just itching to have some fun at the would-be sleuth's expense. -Harpodeon