Friday, January 27, 2012


Track 1 - Shorty The Pimp
Track 2 - Message From A Black Man
Track 3 - Vato's Brew
Track 4 - Schoolin' And Foolin'
Track 5 - Super Slick
Track 6 - Brother What It Is
Track 7 - (Ooh Baby) I Love You
Track 8 - Show And Tell
Track 9 - Check Out Your Mind
Track 10 - (If There's A) Hell Below
Track 11 - Just Tryin' To Make It (Parts 1+2)
Track 12 - A Woman Ain't Nothing But A Stone Trip
Track 13 - Respect Yourself
Track 14 - Inner City Blues
Track 15 - I Love You
Track 16 - My Cherie Amour
Track 17 - The Look Of Love
Track 18 - (What Does It Take To) Win Your Love

This excellent slice of blaxploitation never received a proper release due to the film in question being canned in 1973 but thankfully a collection was put together in 1998 ( incidentally this was the same year Julian passed away ). The music is a satisfying mix of early 70's funk and soul with some pleasant touches of jazz, most noticeably on the aptly titled "Super Slick". A few covers are featured in the mix including tracks original composed by Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder which adds further depth to the collection. It's a great soundtrack for those of us in the southern hemisphere who are enduring a long hot summer but for folks on the other side of the world I hope this thaws you out!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very nice!! Thanks!!

Hi folks, please anyone could identify these lib songs? Thanks a lot!