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Friday, January 18, 2008

Melvin Van Peebles - Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song (1971)



1. Sweetback Losing His Cherry
2. Sweetback Getting It Uptight and Preaching It So Hard the ...
3. Come on Feet
4. Sweetback's Theme
5. Hoppin' John/Voices
6. Mojo Woman/Voices
7. Sanra Z/Voices
8. Reggin Hanging on in There as Best They Can (Bye and Bye)/Voices
9. Won't Bleed Me
10. Man Tries Running His Usual Game But Sweetback's Jones Is So Strong He

Blaxploitation.com
Alongside Shaft, this is the album that started the whole blaxploitation boom. A young Earth, Wind and Fire (friends of one of the film's production crew) provide a great, driving psychedelic theme. Interspersed with dialogue you'll find a number of strong funky soul vocal tracks.

2 comments:

General Knowledge said...

Ya man thank you very much been looking for that in a while, big tunes over here!
Thank you,
Blessings out of israel

Zer0_II said...

I've finally decided to make the big leap into the Blaxploitation genre. I've dabbled here and there in the past, but haven't had the time to devote to fully exploring a new genre, but I'm away from home, and on Christmas break from school, so now is the time. Fortunately I've had you listed on my blogroll for quiet some time, so I knew exactly where to go for all my Blaxploitation needs.

Thank you for making one of the albums that kicked off the genre available here. It will serve as a good launching point for my Blaxpedition. I'll be checking out some of the albums from your "Top 10" discussion next.

I also wanted to ask you if there is any chance you would be willing to link to my other blog. You've been linking to the Digital Meltd0wn Blogroll for a while, but I'm not sure if you've had a chance to visit my blog. I post a wide variety of music there, but do have a bit of rare funk/soul posted, although probably nothing you don't already possess.

Regardless if you decide to link back to me, I would like it if you decided to stop by and say hello some time. I expect you will be seeing a lot more of me in the comments section in the weeks to come. I look forward to thoroughly exploring your blog. Thank you for making such an amazing collection of music available to us all, and don't ever think for a second that it goes unappreciated.

Zer0_II

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