Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Funk on Film
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B, Soundtracks
Blaxploitation-era soul retrospectives have been compiled by fans as diverse as Ice-T and Quentin Tarantino, so the concept of Funk on Film is hardly a new one. Its mix of ubiquitous favorites ("Theme from Shaft," Bobby Wo... more »
Blaxploitation-era soul retrospectives have been compiled by fans as diverse as Ice-T and Quentin Tarantino, so the concept of Funk on Film is hardly a new one. Its mix of ubiquitous favorites ("Theme from Shaft," Bobby Womack's "Across 110th Street") and revelatory choices (Love Unlimited Orchestra's "Theme from Together Brothers," which sheds new light on the origins of the Quad City DJs' "C'mon 'n' Ride It [The Train]") is fresh, though. Even one of the pop-crossover hits here--the Curtis Mayfield-penned Gladys Knight and the Pips burner "On and On"--is rarely heard these days. You'll dig it. --Rickey Wright
You need this tight, together and mean FUNK!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although other CDs of the genre have been released before (Pimps, Players and Private Eyes and Players and Hustlers of the '70s), "Funk On Film" stands out as the best of the genre. It gives you the '70s sound of Motown, Stax, Polydor, Mercury, Atlantic and Buddah Records all on one CD. It is simply fantastic. The CD is authentic in every way, from the cover (which could be a great '70s Blaxploitation film poster) to the song order, which would play perfectly along any Super Fly or Shaft Sequel. The treats are Donny Hathaway's "Little Ghetto Boy" which is released on CD for the first time (as far as I know) and the great extended version of the James Brown classic "Down And Out In New York City" from the Fred Williamson flick "Black Caesar." Other highlights include "No Way Back" by The Dells, from the movie of the same name, another first-time-on-CD title. It's always great to hear "Across 110th Street," the classic Bobby Womack song heavily featured in Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown." Another great thing on here is the long version of the Staple Singers classic "Let's Do It Again," one of two Curtis Mayfield-penned songs ("On & On" by Gladys Knight is the second). A major surprise was the very thoughtful inclusion of G.C. cameron's "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday", from Cooley High. Most people (including myself and I hate to admit it) forgot that this song wasn't a Boys II Men song. It is a million times better than the cover version. My one complaint though is that it should have been longer!! A Box set maybe? This CD will make you want to hear more! You won't skip a single song listening to it. Well, maybe "Car Wash" after a few hundred listens. This is all a film and music lover could ever dream of. Don't wait."