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Monday, September 29, 2008

The Final Comedown (1972)

  • Billy Dee Williams
  • D'urville MArtin
  • Celia Kaye
  • Raymond St. Jacques

Blaxploitation pride's 300th post features Billy Dee Williams who stars as Johnny Johnson, a young black man with a promising future and an impatience for racism. This gets out of control when the job he applies for is given to a less qualified white man. As a result, he joins a radical civil rights group, and takes matters into his own hands through a violent revolution and ultimate confrontation with police.

Link to soundtrack review:
Grant Green-The Final Comedown (1972)

The Bus Is Coming (1971)

  • Mike B. Sims
  • Stephanie Faulkner
  • Burl Bullock
  • Tony Sweeting
  • Jack Wrangler

The Bus Is Coming is set in the ghetto of an American city on the eve of an almost-imminent race war. Joe Mitchell, a prominent and respected leader in the cause of civil rights, has been shot down in his home by local police. All the facts aren't in yet, but the Black Community is suspicious of the circumstances and fearful of the consequences of Joe's death. Some prefer to leave well enough alone, while other more militant members insist that Joe's death is the first step in the systematic killing of progressive Black Leaders.

Sugar Hill (1974)

  • Marki Bey
  • Robert Quarry
  • Don Pedro Colley
  • Richard Lawson

When her boyfriend is brutally murdered after refusing to be shaken down by the local gangsters running their protection racket, Sugar Hill (Marki Bey) decides not to get mad, but BAD! Calling upon the help of aged voodoo queen Mama Maitresse, Sugar entreats her to call upon Baron Zamedi, the Lord of the Dead, for help in gaining a gruesome revenge. In exchange for her soul, the Dark Master raises up a zombie army to do her bidding. The bad guys who thought they were getting away clean are about to find out that they're DEAD wrong.

Link to the album from the Originals that features "Supernatural Voodoo Woman", theme for "Sugar Hill" 
The Originals (1974)-Theme from Sugar Hill (Supernatural Voodoo Woman)

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