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Thursday, February 11, 2016

J.J. Johnson - Top of the Heap (1972)


J.J. Johnson has delivered his share of Blaxploitation of music during the era, but the "Top of the Heap" soundtrack is definitely one of his best performances. "Top of the Heap" never had an official soundtrack, so we at Blax Pride have delivered yet another gem of music for the people. Code Red DVD has released a beautifully remastered version of the film in which much of the sound quality was improved. This film has a good amount of stage screen sounds with a couple of funk nuggets to get your feet going. "Top of the Heap" was released the same year as "Across 110th Street", so J.J. Johnson was a busy guy. In fact, you can hear very similar styles of his producing in each film. Even the "Parade" track on "Top of the Heap" soundtrack very similar to the one on the "Willie Dynamite" soundtrack. Enjoy the soundtrack and head over to Code Red DVD and grab this film. It's very worth it!





Tracklist
01. Main Title Theme
02. Valerie's Growing
03. Sorry For What!
04. Fried Chicken and Blow
05. Nigga Cop
06. Patrolling Through D.C. (Part I)
07. Open the Goddamn Door (Vocals by Paula Kelly)
08. George's Lament
09. I Dream of Black Chick
10. Patrolling Through D.C. (Part II)
11. Valerie's Interlude
12. Patrolling Through D.C. [The Stakeout] (Part III)
13. Nurse Swenson
14. Trippin' With Black Chick
15. I Walked on the Moon
16. George's Dreams
17. Put Your Hand in the Hand of the Man (Vocals by Paula Kelly)
18. George and Black Chick Escape
19. Parade
20. Top of the Heap

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Allen Toussaint - Black Samson (1974)


"Black Samson" is another one of those, "why on earth did they not release a soundtrack for this film" type of movie. Most of the music was done by Allen Toussaint with guest features from The Meters and Willie West. This custom made OST features more dialog (great for sound bites for producers) with faint music in the background. Other than the theme song and ending credits, we are some what left with only a taste of what this soundtrack could sound like if there was an official release. Nevertheless, we at Blaxploitation Pride felt it was necessary to highlight this film and it's music. Artwork and soundtrack was done by BP's own, Funkback. Thanks brother!


Tracklist
01. Black Samson (Theme) (Vocal by Willie West)
02. Samson's Place (Mobsters) (Theme)
03. Willie, O.K. Let's Play Some Groovy Music (Johnny Napa & Harry In The Street)
04. Henry & The Lion (I'm From African Background Too)
05. Johnny & Tina (You're Starting To Bug Me)
06. Arthurs Funeral Parlor (Brothers)
07. Samsons Alley (You Gotta Be Crazy To Try This In A Nigger Neighborhood)
08. Old Henry Plays The Blues
09. On The Roof (Mr. Briggs)
10. Could You Spare A Quarter (Henry Did't Show Tonight)
11. Leslie's Love (You're The Bad Man)
12. Real Funky (Something Tina Can Dance To)
13. Samsons Stick
14. Old Henry Plays The Bama Dust
15. The Queen Bee Is Gone (Live 'Till I Die Happy)
16. Samson Finds Leslie
17. Samson Escapes
18. Samsons Roar (The Fight)
19. End Theme (Just Like The Old Days) (Vocal by Willie West)

Monday, February 8, 2016

Various Artist - Theme Music, Volume 1


Here are a collection of opening title and theme music from Blaxploitation films. Many of these tracks have not been officially released. I will be doing several compilations, so I proudly present volume 1. There are several funky and soulful cuts, which represents the mood of blaxploitation. Opening titles and themes from Blaxploitation films are always a joy to listen to. They usually set the film up nicely and many times the songs are better than the film itself.


Tracklist
01. High Horse [Theme From Brotherhood of Death] - Revelation
02. Hit Man (What You Gonna Do) - H.B. Barnum
03. Emma Mae - Keisa Brown
04. Top of the Heap [Theme] - J.J. Johnson
05. Buck and the Preacher [Theme] - Benny Carter
06. Bus Ride [Main Title Theme from, Black Mama, White Mama] - Harry Betts
07. Coonskin Opening Theme - Scatman Crothers
08. Force Four [Theme] - Life, U.S.A.
09. Black Gunn Opening Theme - Tony Osborne
10. Black Samson [Theme] - Allen Toussaint
11. Tell My Story [Theme From The Legend of Nigger Charley] - Charlie Smalls
12. The Slams [Opening Title Theme] - Luther Henderson

Solomon Burke & Jerry Styner - Hammer (1972)

Blax Pride presents an exclusive soundtrack made by our very own at Blaxploitation Pride, Funkback. "Hammer" is another one of those films that never had a soundtrack officially released. Credits are given to Solomon Burke and Jerry Styner (the same Jerry Styner who assisted Gene Page with the Cool Breeze OST and the Burke album "We're Almost Home"). This soundtrack features a few funky tracks along with some unknown library cuts. Many of the tracks consist of some cool dialog, so it makes you want to see the film every time you listen the soundtrack.


Tracklist
01. Hey B.J. (Hammer Theme)
02. B.J.'s Turf (The Ride With Lois)
03. Mary At B.J.'s Pad (Mama It's Just Like The Buss, Miss One, Just Catch Another)
04. Roughhouse (Do The James Brown)
05. Brenner Kills Roughhouse
06. Let's Go Celebrate (Champ)
07. The Kit With The Whip (Don't You Cool-Mama Me)
08. Rhoda's Love Scene (Save It For A Rainy Day)
09. Smuggle Chase
10. Champ's Party (Bourgeouise Nigger)
11. I'll Be Your Nigger (Drunk Rhoda)
12. Lois' Love Theme (Loving You Is On My Mind)
13. Sonny Talkin' Trash (What's Happnin')
14. B.J.'s Second Thoughts (The Professor & Davis)
15. Sid's Boys (Theme)
16. Brenner's Got Lois
17. Sid's Swansong
18. Sid Gets It
19. Sonny's Gang (The Fight)
20. B.J. & Brenner (Theme)
21. Hey B.J. (End Theme)
22. Main Theme From Hammer (Bonus)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

H.B. Barnum - Hit Man (1972)

Blaxploitation Pride presents another fan made Blaxploitation soundtrack. Credits gives the musical score to H.B. Barnum, but from our understanding there was never an official release. It would be great if this was to ever surface. If you have any more information, please let us know.

This soundtrack features a couple of funky tracks, which is mainly the title theme and ending credits that are not drowned out by a little dialog. Nevertheless, you here the funkiness in the background that will keep you entertained.


01. Airport Theme (Cornells Dead And So Are You For All I Care)
02. Theme From Hit Man (What You Gonna Do) (Vocal)
03. Irvelle's Superstar Treatment (Candy Lilly's House)
04. Street Theme (Looking For Rochelle)
05. Childood Memories (Cocked And Loaded)
06. Cornells Funeral (It Just Might Keep You Alive, Bitch)
07. Sherwoods Theme
08. Look Mr Jive Ass (It's Freaks Like You That Give Legitimate Pornography A Bad Name)
09. Riding In Style
10. Laurel's Canyon
11. Good Humor Man (Shag Merriweather)
12. Gozelda's A Star
13. Rochelle's Uncle
14. You're the way I like my men - proud and erect (Laurals's Pad)
15. Motel Fight
16. You must be nuts! (Huey & Tackett) (Dialogue)
17. Blues For Tyrone
18. Laural's Love
19. Tigers & Lions (Swift's Zoo)
20. You Houseniggers Got That (Dialogue)
21. No 1 On My Shitlist
22. Gozelda's Yellow Mustang
23. Gozelda's Lead Role
24. Rochelles First Porno (Vocal)
25. Street Theme 2 (Rochelles Pad)
26. Rochelles Lullaby
27. Swift's Dead
28. Lions Eat Gozelda
29. Tyrone Lays It Down (Dialogue)
30. Oliver's Hanged (Zito)
31. Zito's Party (I Want Shag)
32. Kiss My Ass Honkey Faggot (Dialogue)
33. Shootout At Zito's
34. Run Fat Greasy Nigger (Shag Chase)
35. End Theme (Zito's Multiple Gunshot Wounds)
36. Theme From Hit Man (The End) (Vocal)
37. Theme From Hit Man (What You Gonna Do) (Vocal) (Bonus)

Blaxploitation Soundtrack Album Covers


Peace Blax Pride Readers,

I have went through all the Blaxploitation soundtrack posts and updated the soundtrack album covers. While I was doing that, I saved all of them and uploaded into a single folder (over 250 images). You may download the album covers for your enjoyment.

-Self Science

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Various Artist - Catch My Soul (Metromedia Records, 1973)





Official soundtrack release of "Catch My Soul" (1973). 

Tracklist
01 Othello (Part 1)
02 Wash Us Clean
03 Catch My Soul (Part 1)
04 Working On A Building
05 Othello (Part 2)
06 Catch My Soul (Part 2)
07 Open Our Eyes
08 Backwoods Preacherman
09 Looking Back
10 Eat The Bread-Drink The Wine
11 That's What God Said
12 Chug A Lug
13 I Found Jesus
14 Run Shaker Life
15 Catch My Soul (Part 3)
16 Book Of Prophecy
17 Othello (Part 3)
18 Lust Of The Blood
19 Tickle His Fancy
20 Why
21 Othello (Part 4)
22 Catch My Soul (Part 4)
23 Put Out The Light
24 Othello (Part 5)

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