The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture is to identify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Afro-Americans.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Dave Grusin - Candy (1969)

1. Child Of The Universe (The Byrds)
2. Birth By Descent
3. Opening Night: By Surgery
4. Spec-rac-tac-para-comm
5. Border Town Blues: A Blunt Instrument
6. Magic Carpet Ride (Steppenwolf)
7. Constant Journey
8. Every Mother's Daughter
9. It's Always Because Of This: A Deformity
10. Marlon And His Sacred Bird
11. Ascension To Virginity
12. Rock Me (Steppenwolf)
Not that rare, but generally pretty expensive, this LP is collectable for a number of reasons. The album includes songs by The Byrds and Steppenwolf (plus instrumentals by Dave Grusin), a number of fat breakbeats, and the movie's stars included Ringo Starr, Marlon Brando and Richard Burton. So what about the soundtrack? Well, as you might expect, it's heavy on the guitar. Big, packed with 1960s beats and psychedelic voices, there are plenty of tight groovy instrumentals to keep a mod party jumping. Top track: 'Ascension To Virgninity'. Do we like? Yes we do!


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