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Friday, January 18, 2008

Don Julian - Shorty The Pimp (1973)

1. Shorty The Pimp
2. Message From A Black Man
3. Vato's Brew
4. Schoolin' & Foolin'
5. Super Slick
6. Brother What It Is
7. (Ooh Baby) I Love You
8. Show & Tell
9. Check Your Mind
10. Hell Below
11. Just Tryin' To Make It Pt. I
12. Just Tryin' To Make It Pt. II
13. A Woman Ain't Nothing But A Stone Trip
14. Respect Yourself
15. Inner City Blues
16. I Love You
17. My Cherie Amour
18. The Look Of Love
19. Win Your Love
A new addition to the blaxploitation catalogue, this album from Don Julian & The Larks was never issued in its entirety through Money Records, unlike their Savage soundtrack LP. The theme and several other tracks from this album were issued as singles. The film itself is equally obscure and never saw a cinema release. It is rumoured that Quentin Tarantino owns one of the few remaining prints, in which Don Julian's band take a starring role. The music is a great mix of appropriate cover versions and small group funk with a 'lounge' edge compared to the Savage LP. The original tracks, particularly the theme, make this album worth buying. Note that many of the tracks were previously unissued.


Anonymous said...

Plays more like an album than s/t. Really amazing. Thanks for posting!

Anonymous said...

I've been searching for the lyrics to the song "Shorty The Pimp", but I've only been successful on the first verse which I found on Too Shorts intro to his album "Shortly The Pimp" named after Don Julian's song... is there ANYWHERE I can find the entire lyrics? I've tried figuring it out on my own but difficult.
I'd appreciate your help.


Unknown said...

Why hasnt the movie actually been released?

Anonymous said...

Is there a link to watch this movie?

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