August 6th, 2018
Lee and Daniel tackle a film they don't think was made for white boys like themselves. This time out it's "Ganja & Hess" (1973), directed by Bill Gunn. Is this Black vampire film just a "Blackula" rip-off or is it so much more? Why was it not more of a box office success? How much Black donkey dick is in it? What do they think about using bathwater for something other than washing oneself? A listener comment is also covered.
"Ganja & Hess" IMDB
Featured Music: "Intro"; "Bongili Work Song #1"; and "You've Got To Learn To Let It Go (Studio Version) by Sam Waymon.
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.
November 21st, 2016
This week Lee and Daniel take a look at two blaxploitation films with a female lead that don't star Pam Grier (don't worry, they'll eventually get to her as well). Up for review first is the Bondish "Cleopatra Jones" (1973), and then the cheap, chopsocky cash-in "TNT Jackson" (1974). Listener comments are also covered. This one is a bit more of a casual episode again -- short and sweet and hard to defeat. Take a hard line and you'll have a bad time. Turn that frown upside down or you'll enter demolition town. It has kicks to the head that will leave you dead. Okay, we'll stop now.
"Cleopatra Jones" IMDB
"TNT Jackson" IMDB
Featured Music: "The Wrecking Yard" and "The Theme from Cleopatra Jones" by J. J. Johnson.