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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Car Wash (1976)

































Starring:
  • Richard Pryor
  • Franklyn Ajaye
  • Darrow Igus
  • Otis Day
  • Antonio Fargas
  • The Pointer Sisters
  • George Carlin
  • Clarence Muse
  • Tracy Reed
  • Bill Duke


IMDB.com
Car Wash is about a close-knit group of black employees who one day have all manner of strange visitors coming onto their forecourt, including Richard Pryor as a preaching 'wonder-man' who is loved by most but loathed by one, and a man who looks like a thief by the way he is holding his bottle, but it is really his urine sample as he is off to the hospital. T.C's love life takes a turn for the better and the songs keep coming. A day in the life of the employees at a Los Angeles car wash. Not all of the employees are black, there's a Mexican American and a Native American also out on the line. The man with the pop bottle is not thought to be a thief, but a madman known as "the pop
bottle bomber". The chase around the car wash with the pop bottle and the scene with the "mummy" in the car are two classic scenes. Richard Pryor as the money-hungry preacher "Daddy Rich" is losely based on a famous Los Angeles money-hungry preacher from the 1970's. One of the DJ's heard in the movie is J.J. Jackson who later went on to be one of the orginal MTV Vee-Jays in the early 1980's.

Link to soundtrack review:
Rose Royce-Car Wash (1976)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Various Artist - Soul In The Hole (1997)


1. Game of Life [Score] - Dead Prez
2. Diesel - Method Man, Ol' Dirty Bastard, RZA, Raekwon, U-God, John Wallace, Wu-Tang Clan 3. Against the Grain - Sauce Money
4. Ride - M.O.P.
5. You Ain't a Killer - Big Punisher
6. Los Angeles Times - Xzibit
7. Main Aim - The Dwellas
8. Rare Species [Modus Operandi] - Mobb Deep
9. High Expectations - Common
10. Child Is Born - Brand Nubian
11. Won on Won - Cocoa Brovaz
12. Soul in the Hole - Dreddy Kruger, Killa Sin, Shyheim, Timbo King, Wu All Stars
13. Visions of Blur - Darc Mind
14. Late Night Action - Boku Rule, Cairo, Organized Konfusion
15. Your Life - O.C., U Nasty


Classic! A well put together soundtrack from some of the most prestigious pioneers of hip-hop. Every song flows perfectly and the lyrics are grade "A" quality. For my true hip-hoppers this a must have.

Various Artist - I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)




1 - The Gap Band - I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
2 - Four Tops With Aretha Franklin - If I Ever A Love There Was
3 - Jermaine Jackson - Clean Up Your Act
4 - Jennifer Holliday - Magic Man
5 - Curtis Mayfield With Fishbone - He's A Flyguy
6 - K-9 Posse - This Beat Is Military
7 - Too Nice - Two Can Play The Game
8 - Boogie Down Productions - Jack Of Spades
9 - The Gap Band - You're So Cute
10 - The Friends Of Distinction - Grazing In The Grass

A solid soundtrack for the fans. Contains Curtis Mayfield's "He's A Fly Guy", which if I'm a not mistaken it was only released on this soundtrack. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)










































Starring:


Storyline
Jack Spade (Keenen Ivory Wayans) comes home to the ghetto and finds his brother dead from a gold chain overdose. With the help of his hero, John Slade (Bernie Casey), and a team of washed-up crime fighters, Spade declares vengeance on Mr. Big (John Vernon), the white crime leader responsible for selling gold chains on the streets. But Spade realizes that he must take matters into his own hands to finish the job in this zany spoof of 1970s blaxploitation films.

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