May 30th, 2017
The second installment of Blood on the Tracks has arrived to make sure you don't get jived. Join Lee as he takes your ears on this show's initial trip down the funky, soulful and bumpy road of Blaxploitation soundtracks and scores. Be warned, that dreaded "N" word pops up a time or two.
--Sweetback's Theme from "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song" (1971) -- Melvin Van Peebles & Earth, Wind & Fire
--Pusherman & Freddie's Dead from "Superfly" (1972) -- Curtis Mayfield
--Mama's Dead & The Boss from "Black Caesar" (1973) -- James Brown
--Boss Nigger from "Boss Nigger" (1975) -- Terrible Tom (vocals); Mike Terry (orchestration); music and lyrics written by Leon Moore and Tom Nixon
--Nigger Rich from "Jive Turkey" (1974) -- Ernie Lee Banks
--Theme From Cleopatra Jones from "Cleopatra Jones" (1973) -- Joe Simon
--Escape from "Coffy" (1973) -- Roy Ayers
--Theme of Foxy Brown from "Foxy Brown" (1974) -- Willie Hutch
--Car Wash from "Car Wash" (1976) -- Rose Royce
--You've Got to Learn from "Ganja & Hess" (1973) -- Sam Waymon
--Across 110th Street from "Across 110th Street" (1972) -- Bobby Womack
Opening and closing music: Downhill Decoy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Blonk Monster from "House by the Cemetery" by Walter Rizzati.
May 22nd, 2017
This week Lee and Daniel break into Michael Mann's feature film debut, "Thief" (1981). Also covered: listener comments and what they've watched as of late.
Featured Music: "Igneous" by Tangerine Dream & "Confrontation" by Craig Safan.
May 8th, 2017
Lee and Daniel get closer to the end of this extend look at crime films by checking out two more Poliziotteschi films. First-up, they look at the mostly forgotten slow-burn from Romolo Guerrieri, "The Police Serve the Citizens?" (1973). Then they check out the action-packed Enzo G. Castellari film, "The Heroin Busters" (1977). Much of the talk of the latter surrounds Fabio Testi's amazing wardrobe and how the British have sex. Also: does your motorcycle have airbags? You might wish it did after listening to this conversation. What they've watched as of late, and listener comments are also covered.
"The Police Serve the Citizens?" IMDB
"The Heroin Busters" IMDB
Featured Music: "Main Theme" from "The Police Serve the Citizens?" by Luis Bacalov & "Main Titles" from "The Heroin Busters" by Goblin.
May 2nd, 2017
Lee and Daniel are joined this week by their friend Kit Power, making his return in the guest host position, to cover the Raoul Walsh-directed "White Heat" (1949), starring James Cagney, and Jules Dassin's "Night and the City" (1950), starring Richard Widmark. 1940s iPods and dated 1990s references somehow make their way into the conversation. The hosts also cover what they have watched as of late.
"White Heat" IMDB
"Night and he City" IMDB
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Featured Music: "Five O'Clock Whistle" by Gene Irwin, Josef Myrow and Kim Gannon, performed by the Glenn Miller Orchestra & The theme from "Night and the City" by Benjamin Frankel.