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Friday, December 25, 2009

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









Starring:

  • 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!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great soundtrack!Thanks!!!

I tried downloading the film from the original posters site...but it was impossible.
Any alternative links would be great pls!!!!!

Happy holidays!!

A

Funkback said...

Have You tried all THREE alternative links provided by MusicDawn?!? I had no problem downloading from any of them. Please try again and get back to me by e-mail if it still isn't working out for You.

Happy holidays!

soulbrotha said...

Boy you sure gotta be quick around here in blogland. I just purchased this LP recently and was going to post it on 4BB Weekly but you beat me to the punch! Curses! Well played, Funkback, well played. Til we meet again... :)

Anonymous said...

@Funkback,

Thanks for your reply!
I finally got it :)

Best wishes for the New Year!!!

can-i-live said...

where do you go to download these movies. I've looked and looked but can't find it. please help me.

Anonymous said...

Is there any chance of a re-up of this rare film at all? as it seems they have now been sadly deleted , great blog by the way and thanks for all these rare classics.

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