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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Boris Gardiner Happening - Every Nigger Is A Star OST (1973)



Tracks
01. Boris Gardiner - Every Nigger Is A Star (Theme From) - Vocal by Boris Gardiner
02. Merlyn Brocks - You Just Got To Be In Love - Vocal sung by Merlyn Brocks
03. Jackie Bernard - Rough & Tough In The Ghetto - Vocal sung by Jackie Bernard
04. Boris Gardiner - Ghetto Funk - Featuring Leslie Butler
05. Boris Gardiner - Home Again - Vocal sung by Boris Gardiner
06. Boris Gardiner - Funky Nigger - Featuring Leslie Butler
07. The Scorpion - Deadly Sting
08. Boris Gardiner - Rats In The Ghetto (Instrumental)
09. Boris Gardiner - Every Nigger Is A Star - Vocal sung by Boris Gardiner - Ivor Londo, Guitar
10. Boris Gardiner - Negril - Featuring Leslie Butler

Review
An even rarer one. And perhaps in need of the most explanation since the film, starring Blaxplo-smoochie Calvin Lockhart of west-indian heritage, is hardly to be seen in the Imdb. There's an interview about the making of the soundtrack in the Jamaica Gleaner w. Boris Gardiner HERE. This movie is supposed to try and turn the word Nigger on its head for the black population of Jamaica in the '70s, much like the ghetto Youths of today like to Use the word Ma' Nigga affectionally. Needless to say the film flopped and sank into obscurity (perhaps for good reasons). The only trace I've seen of it is this poster on e-bay:

The title and the circumstances are truly grim, but this OST's appearance on here is IMHO a call for celebration. It's underservedly remained unissued in complete form. The tracks Ghetto Funk and Negril have appeared on a comp or two and the singles from the LP have been known to circulate among collectors, hence my requests in the column. But this!! The sound quality is very good considering the source and DAMN! Boris Gardiner knows how to git down, there are soulful vocals and rumbling reggae basslines, gut bucket blues and ripping organwork as always. Savour this gem.

A big up to DJTeddy Rosso from Norway and his man in Vienna for making this possible for the entire blaxploitationworld to enjoy.
Provided by Funkback

5 comments:

xensma said...

i am a reggae fan and this one is very appreciated.thanks!!

MUSICDAWN said...

Wow Mans! Such a huge rarities!
I've have a birthday today - and having a chance to listenn to this album together with the "Six Thousand $ Nigger" and last track of Tongue - are the biggest birthday presents for me:)
MAny Many thanxes for the sharings!

DJTeddy Ross you DA Boss!
:)

Anonymous said...

Thank you all for this one.

silentbob69 said...

Thanks man

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Anonymous said...

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