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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Various Artist - Black Belt Jones II [A.K.A. Tattoo Connection] (1978)

A1. Time Keeper
A2. witchdoctor
A3. Only 16's
A4. Tsuioku No Skat
A5. all the king's horses
B1. Invocation to the gods
B2. Love Chaiser
B3. Revelation
B4. Battle
B5. Watching and waiting

World Premier Of The Soundtrack to The Jim Kelly Flick "The Tattoo Connection also known as "Black Belt Jones 2" /
Music Sourced By The Fraykers Revenge Team" Kicking of With a Dynamite Kung Fu track called "Time Keeper" used throughout the Flick

Movie Review
Black Belt Jones II: The Tattoo Connection (1978)

Friday, December 25, 2009

The Black Connection … Run, Nigger, Run + Soundtrack Album by The Checkmates LTD. (1974)


  • Bobby Stevens   
  • Sweet Louie    
  • Sonny Charles

This album album is actually the soundtrack to the group’s hit movie “The Black Connection AKa’s Run Nigger Run”. Script of the film, co-written by Bobby Stevens and music written & Produced by Sonny Charles for Even Stevens Production. Promotion poster for the promotion of this sountrack album & movie features the nude Azzi Johara ( the first Black Playboy centerfold) & nude Checkmates Ltd. 9 from ten songs on this lp sounds in the movie – Run Nigger Run, Sexy Ways, Street of Dreams, Might Get Betta, Coming Down, Pretty Balloons.

Checkmates Rustic Adult Promo Poster
Checkmates Rustic Adult Promo Poster
Review By: Motown67
The Checkmates Ltd. were a long-time Soul act. By the time Chessboard Corporation F/S/O came out, they’d updated their sound to release their best album. Louie The Piper is a perfect example with a chugging beat and soulful singing by Bobby Stevens. There’s also the slow and groovy (Ain’t A) Goddamned Thang Going On. Sexy Ways is in a similar mood with a winding horn line. I Must Be Dreaming sounds like what you might expect from the title, but the main melody played on either a flute or synthesizer would make a perfect loop. Street Of Dreams is a soulful Rock tune with fuzz guitar and horns.

Artist: The Checkmates LTD.
Album: Chessboard Corporation F/S/O
Label : Rustic Records #Rustic RR-2004
Released : 1974
Funk, Soul, Blaxploitation Soundtrack

Tracklist :
01 Louie the Piper
02 (Ain’t a) Goddamned Thing Going On
03 I Must Be Dreaming
04 Street of Dreams
05 Pretty Balloons
06 Sexy Ways
07 Might Get Betta
08 Coming Down
09 Run Nigger Run
10 Got To See U Soon
A huge thanx to MusicDawn for this! As is fills the request for our missing Run Nigger Run Single. Merry Christmas All!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Soldier's Story (1984)


A black Army investigator (Howard E. Rollins Jr.) travels to a remote military base in the heart of the Louisiana backwoods to look into the mysterious murder of a black sergeant toward the tail end of World War II. Once he arrives, the investigator discovers an Army regiment and an entire community that, despite the beginnings of integration, is still torn apart by race and segregation. He soon learns that on this base, trust is sparse and secrets are a currency all their own.

Soul Of The Game (1996)


  • Delroy Lindo
  • Mykelti Williamson
  • Edward Herrmann
  • Blair Underwood
  • R. Lee Ermey
  • Salli Richardson-Whitfield
  • Gina Ravera
  • Obba Babatundé
  • Cylk Cozart
  • J.D. Hall
  • Jerry Hardin
Very good Baseball movie that wasnt advertised much at all. If Any. I just happened to come across it on HBO and was caught. Everyone knows Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball, but not many know the events that led up to it. This movie actually brought a tear to my eye for Josh Gibson and Sachel Paige, I really felt sorry for those two. Also it was a very nice touch how Willie Mays was wrote into the movie as a whole, if you see it you will understand. Again this is a very good baseball history movie. If you are a fan of the National Pastime, then watch this film.

Heaven Sent and Ecstasy - Scrolls, the Book of Life OST (1980)
This impossibly rare record from 1980 by Heaven Sent & Ecstasy is perhaps the only album released on Oakland's Jameiko's Records and Publishing. It was conceived as a soundtrack to the religious film Scrolls, The Book Of Life. The tracks were written and the album was produced by Barbara J. Trotter. This is a highly sought out modern soul record and can be considered a digger's holy grail. There are five upbeat boogie tunes mixed in with four ballads and a rock song. All the tracks have a raw sound with a lot of energy. It is really amazing that this is the only record that the group produced.

Cinemageddon user SourPix who kindly provides us with this gem has the following to add to the procedings:

This album, considered a "holy grail" record by funk and modern soul collectors, also has the unusual distinction of being the soundtrack to a Bay Area black religious film by the name of Scrolls, the Book of Life, which must have been one hell of a film if the soundtrack is any indication. Also included on the album are some songs not on the soundtrack, as an added, funky bonus. The lp rip is mine, great condition, a very few spots of very minimal surface noise. By the way, some time ago I put out a request for the film.

Who are we at Blaaxploitationpride not to try and help the FUNKY?
This is an all out call for anyone who might have any leads on this most Funky Gospelized Feature. Reach out to the community with a comment or two, who knows we might finally bring it back to the public eye again?

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