RhoDeo 1009 Grooves

Hello, after almost 10 weeks since the restart it was high time i posted something in the fridaynight groove corner. Music to dance to and warm those freezing feet. 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 era was fit for soundtrack use). Blaxploitation films have made a profound impact on contemporary hip hop culture too, several prominent hip hop artists have taken the no-nonsense pimp persona popularized first by ex-pimp Iceberg Slim's 1967 book Pimp and then by films such as Super Fly, The Mack, and Willie Dynamite, as inspiration for their own works. Here's 170 min. of grooves there to take in..

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Blaxploitation is a film genre that emerged in the United States in the late 1960s when many exploitation films were made specifically (and perhaps exclusively) for an audience of urban black people, these films were the first to feature soundtracks of funk and soul music. When set in the Northeast or West Coast of the U.S., Blaxploitation films tend to take place in the ghetto, dealing with hit men, drug dealers and pimps. The genre frequently takes place in an atmosphere of crime and drug-dealing. Ethnic slurs against whites (e.g., "honky"), and negative white characters like corrupt cops, politicians, prostitutes and gullible gangsters were common. Blaxploitation films set in the South often take place on a plantation, dealing with slavery and interracial marriage/sex.

Despite the civil rights movement of the sixties, a large section of black Americans remained frustrated and marginalised. Unrest and rioting spread from the southern states across America exacerbated by the murder of Marin Luther KIng and Malcolm X. With no signidicant black owned radio-stations or press, vinyl was the main medium for the Black Power message. By the early '70's social commentary was rife in the groovesfrom the more militant (Last Poets) to the well known (M.Gaye, Staple Singers). Along these strong musical messages black action movies were providing escapism that proved immensely popular with the black movie-goers. Many of these films featured funk and soul jazz soundtracks with heavy bass, funky beats and wah-wah guitars. These soundtracks are notable for a degree of complexity that was not common for radio-friendly funk tracks and rich orchestration that included uncommon instruments such as flutes and violins.



Best Of Blaxploitation 1 ( 126mb )

01. James Brown - The Boss (3:12) ('73)
02. Cymande - Brothers on the Slide (4:10) ('73)
03. Kool & the Gang - Jungle Boogie (3:04) ('73)
04. Marvin Gaye - "T" Plays It Cool (4:28) ('72)
05. Curtis Mayfield - Freddie's Dead (5:25) ('72)
06. Syl Johnson - Different Strokes (2:22) ('67)
07. Lightnin' Rod - Sport (2:36) ('73)
08. The Last Poets - It's a Trip (4:46) ('77)
09. The Politicians feat. McKinley Jackson - The World We Live In (4:20) ('72)
10. Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm - Funky Mule (3:22) ('69)
11. Joe Tex - I Gotcha (2:14) ('72)
12. Mavis Staples - Chocolate City (5:16) ('78)
13. Pee Wee Ellis - Moonwalk (2:44) ('69)
14. The Meters - Tippi Toes (2:27) ('70)
15. Gil Scott-Heron - Back Home (2:52) ('73)

Best Of Blaxploitation 2 (134mb)

01. Curtis Mayfield – Superfly (3:56) ('72)]
02. Eddie Kendricks - My People...Hold On (5:38) ('72)
03. The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone (5:10) ('72)
04. Aaron Neville – Hercules (4:14) ('73)
05. Cymande – Bra (5:06) ('72)
06. The Notations - Super People (3:47) ('75)
07. Maceo & All The Kings Men - Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself Again (6:18) ('70)
08. Johnny Pate - Brother On The Run (1:58) ('73)
09. Syl Johnson - Concrete Reservation (2:26) ('70)
10. Ohio Players- It's A Cryin' Shame (2:22) ('68)
11. The Rimshots- Neighbour! Get Your Own (2:54) ('72)
12. Maceo & All The Kings Men - (I Remember) Mr. Banks (5:28) ('70)
13. Ripple - Get Off (3:20) ('73)
14. The Meters - Funky Miracle (2:28) ('72)
15. Lee Dorsey - Yes We Can Can (4:49) ('70)

Best Of Blaxploitation 3 ( 126mb)

01. The Last Poets - When The Revolution Comes (2:29) ('70)
02. Gil Scott-Heron with Brian Jackson - The Bottle (5:14) ('70)
03. Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up (Live) (3:02) ('71)
04. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - (I've Got) I've So Much Trouble On My Mind (6:17) ('73)
05. The Whatnauts - Why Can't People Be Colors Too? (4:52) ('71)]
06. Ripple - A Funky Song (3:20) ('73)
07. Mickey Murray - Mama's Got The Wagon (2:42) ('69)
08. Alvin Cash - Doin' The Ali Shuffle (2:59) ('77)
09. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - Give Me Back My Freedom (3:31) ('73)
10. Ike & Tina Turner - Livin' For The City (3:32) ('74)
11. Ohio Players - Cold, Cold World (3:45) ('68)
12. Pee Wee Ellis - That Thang (2:46) ('69)
13. Moody Scott - (We Gotta) Bust Out Of The Ghetto (6:14) ('70)]
14. Backyard Heavies - Soul Junction (3:03) ('71)
15. Leroy Hutson- Cool Out (2:57) ('75)

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