V.A. - Best Of Blaxploitation (2006)
Numerous compilations of '70s soul, funk, and fusion have been compiled in the name of blaxploitation throughout the years, whether or not all the inclusions were actually used in blaxploitation films (granted, just about everything from this ... Full Descriptionera was fit for soundtrack use). Union Square's The Best of Blaxploitation retraces a lot of familiar steps, but it's not as if most of the similar preceding compilations have remained easy to find. It's three discs in length, so it's bound to plug some significant gaps for beginners and moderate fans, and it contains some concise and informative track-by-track notes. It plays it straight, for the most part, with no revelations made for the hardcore collector. Highlights include James Brown's "The Boss," Marvin Gaye's "'T' Plays It Cool," Syl Johnson's "Different Strokes," Cymande's "Bra," and, naturally, Curtis Mayfield's "Superfly." ~ cduniverse.com
01. James Brown - The Boss 02. Cymande - Brothers On The Slide 03. Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie 04. Marvin Gaye - 'T' Plays It Cool 05. Curtis Mayfield - Freddie's Dead 06. Syl Johnson - Different Strokes 07. Lightnin' Rod - Sport 08. The Last Poets - It's A Trip 09. The Politicians feat. McKinley Jackson - The World We Live In 10. Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm - Funky Mule 11. Joe Tex - I Gotcha 12. Mavis Staples - Chocolate City 13. Pee Wee Ellis - Moonwalk 14. The Meters - Tippi Toes 15. Gil Scott-Heron with Brian Jackson - Back Home
01. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly 02. Eddie Kendricks - My People...Hold On 03. The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone 04. Aaron Neville - Hercules 05. Cymande - Bra 06. The Notations - Super People 07. Maceo & All The Kings Men - Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself Again 08. Johnny Pate - Brother On The Run 09. Syl Johnson - Concrete Reservation 10. Ohio Players - It's A Cryin' Shame 11. The Rimshots - Neighbour! Get Your Own 12. Maceo & All The Kings Men - (I Remember) Mr. Banks 13. Ripple - Get Off 14. The Meters - Funky Miracle 15. Lee Dorsey - Yes We Can Can
01. The Last Poets - When The Revolution Comes 02. Gil Scott-Heron with Brian Jackson - The Bottle 03. Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up (live) 04. Sir Joe Quaterman & Free Soul - (I've Got) So Much Trouble On My Mind 05. The Whatnauts - Why Can't People Be Colors Too? 06. Ripple - A Funky Song 07. Mickey Murray - Mama's Got The Wagon 08. Alvin Cash - Doin' The Ali Shuffle 09. Sir Joe Quaterman & Free Soul - Give Me Back My Freedom 10. Ike & Tina Turner - Livin' For The City 11. Ohio Players - Cold, Cold World 12. Pee Wee Ellis - That Thang 13. Moody Scott - (We Gotta) Bust Out Of The Ghetto 14. Backyard Heavies - Soul Junction 15. Leroy Hutson - Cool Out
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