TVTs sounds of Blaxploitation compilation, "Baaddasssss Cinema" are 13 hard-edged classic funk and R&B grooves with bite, just like the movies they embody.
Forget about that mainstream Motown pop-rock soul of the 70s. "Baaddasssss Cinema" highlights the vibe of music legends James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes and others whose tone underlined a restless new generation emerging from the 1970s urban areas.
"Baaddasssss Cinemas" mix of inspired Blaxploitation songs "The Bottle" (Gil-Heron), "Express" (B.T. Express) and William De Vaughns soulful ballad "Be Thankful For What You Got," are punctuated by Mayfields antithesis "Pusherman from "Superfly," Isaac Hayes title song from "Truck Turner," Earth, Wind & Fires "Sweetbacks Theme" and The Blackbyrds "Cornbread from the motion picture "Cornbread Earl and Me."
These soulful powerhouses should satisfy Blaxploitation die-hards while luring new fans to the genre.
1. JAMES BROWN - People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul
2. LONNIE LISTON SMITH & THE COSMIC ECHOES Expansions
3. ROY AYERS - Coffy Is The Color
4. CURTIS MAYFIELD Pusherman
5. GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION - We Be's Gettin' Down
6. ISAAC HAYES - Main Title "Truck Turner"
7. EDWIN STARR - Big Papa
8. WAR - Nappy Head (Theme from "Ghetto Man")
9. WILLIAM DE VAUGHN - Be Thankful For What You Got
10. B.T. EXPRESS - Express
11. THE BLACKBYRDS - Cornbread
12. GIL SCOTT-HERON - The Bottle
13. EARTH, WIND & FIRE - Sweetback's Theme