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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Allen Toussaint - Black Samson (1974)


"Black Samson" is another one of those, "why on earth did they not release a soundtrack for this film" type of movie. Most of the music was done by Allen Toussaint with guest features from The Meters and Willie West. This custom made OST features more dialog (great for sound bites for producers) with faint music in the background. Other than the theme song and ending credits, we are some what left with only a taste of what this soundtrack could sound like if there was an official release. Nevertheless, we at Blaxploitation Pride felt it was necessary to highlight this film and it's music. Artwork and soundtrack was done by BP's own, Funkback. Thanks brother!


Tracklist
01. Black Samson (Theme) (Vocal by Willie West)
02. Samson's Place (Mobsters) (Theme)
03. Willie, O.K. Let's Play Some Groovy Music (Johnny Napa & Harry In The Street)
04. Henry & The Lion (I'm From African Background Too)
05. Johnny & Tina (You're Starting To Bug Me)
06. Arthurs Funeral Parlor (Brothers)
07. Samsons Alley (You Gotta Be Crazy To Try This In A Nigger Neighborhood)
08. Old Henry Plays The Blues
09. On The Roof (Mr. Briggs)
10. Could You Spare A Quarter (Henry Did't Show Tonight)
11. Leslie's Love (You're The Bad Man)
12. Real Funky (Something Tina Can Dance To)
13. Samsons Stick
14. Old Henry Plays The Bama Dust
15. The Queen Bee Is Gone (Live 'Till I Die Happy)
16. Samson Finds Leslie
17. Samson Escapes
18. Samsons Roar (The Fight)
19. End Theme (Just Like The Old Days) (Vocal by Willie West)

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