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Blood on the Tracks Episode 21: Blaxploitation Book-end.

February 28th, 2019

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Lee returns to bookend off TMBDOS!'s look at Blaxploitation with more funky and furious tracks from various scores and soundtracks featured in films from the genre. Lee leans heavy on two films specifically this time around, pulling several tracks from "Truck Turner" (1974) & "Black Dynamite" (2009). This playlist is Sho-Nuff Dy-no-Mite!

Playlist:

--Main Theme from "Black Belt Jones" (1974) -- Dennis Coffey and Luchi DeJesus
--Slaughter's Theme from "Slaughter's Big Rip-off" (1973) -- James Brown
--Do Drop In from "Together Brothers" (1974) -- The Love Unlimited Orchestra
--Main Title Theme from "Blackjack" (1978) -- Jack Ashford
--Breakthrough, A House Full of Girls & Blue's Crib from "Truck Turner" (1974) -- Isaac Hayes
--Disco Connection from "Black Dynamite" (2009) -- Lord Rhaburn
--Chicago Wind, Jimmy's Dead & Jimmy's Dead (Instrumental) from "Black Dynamite" (2009) -- Adrian Younge
--Your Kiss Sho-Nuff Dy-No-Mite from "Black Dynamite" (2009) -- Sir Charles Hughes

Opening and closing music: Money Orgy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Main Theme from "The Horror of Dracula" by James Bernard.

TMBDOS! Episode 155: “Truck Turner” (1974).

February 25th, 2019

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This week Lee and Daniel hitch a ride with Isaac Hayes as "Truck Turner" (1974), in this highly entertaining blaxploitation film, co-starring Yaphet Kotto, Nichelle Nichols, Scatman Crothers and the recently departed Dick Miller! Coors Beer, KFC two-piece meals, over-the-top pimp fashion sense, and quality squib work are among the topics brought up. Listener comments are also gone through, where we talk about how we can make or break a writer's career. Stick with us - we got beer and we'll buy you a (cheap) chicken dinner.

"Truck Turner" IMDB 

Check out our friend Kit Power's work.

Daniel's other fine podcasts:

Wrong With Authority 
I Don't Speak German 

Featured Music: "Hospital Shootout" & "Main Theme" by Isaac Hayes.

TMBDOS! Episode 154: “The Black Klansman” (1966) & “…Tick…Tick…Tick…” (1970).

February 18th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel tackle two proto-blaxploitation films this week. First off it's well-known shlockster Ted V. Mikels' "The Black Klansman" (1966) and then they look at a far more well-made effort in Ralph Nelson's "...Tick...Tick...Tick..." (1970). They learn about rural racists, more details about the internal politics of the KKK, whiteface doing blackface doing whiteface, double hairpieces, terribly inappropriate theme songs, and the exalted cyclops! Also, going into listener comments, they discover that they are hipster bores. What they've watched as of late is also covered.

"The Black Klansman" IMDB 

"...Tick...Tick...Tick..." IMDB 

The Psychosemantic Podcast 

Featured Music: "The KKK Took My Baby Away" by The Ramones; "Theme from ...Tick...Tick...Tick..." by Tompall & The Glaser Brothers; and "The Black Klansman" by Tony Harris.

TMBDOS! Episode 153: “BlacKkKlansman” (2018).

February 11th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel check out Spike Lee's Oscar-nominated "based on a true story" drama "BlacKkKlansman" (2018). Just how true to life is it really? Does it tackle it's subject matter in an effective manner, or does the lighthearted tone undermine the serious race issues being talked about. Is it no more than just a slickly-made propaganda piece? This and more is pondered by the hosts, who also tackle more listener comments, as well as talking about what they've watched as of late.

"BlacKkKlansman" IMDB 

Daniel's podcast about Alt-Right and Nazi shitheels, "I Don't Speak German" 

Feature Music: "Blut Und Boden (Blood and Soil)" by Terence Blanchard & "Ball of Confusion" by The Temptations.

TMBDOS! Episode 152: “Coffy” (1973) & “Foxy Brown” (1974).

February 4th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel kick off a month looking at Blaxploitation films with two iconic Jack Hill-directed and Pam Grier-starring films: 1973's "Coffy" & 1974's "Foxy Brown". Grier as an actress and cinematic icon is mulled over. Pimps with moose knuckle, dyke bars, rape, racism & Sid Haig are also touched upon. On top of that there's an extended segment of responding to listener comments and a brief mention of what Daniel has been watching that leads into a rant about how shitty Netflix's interface is.

"Coffy" IMDB 

"Foxy Brown" IMDB 

Featured Music: "End of Sugarman" & "Exotic Dance" by Roy Ayers, and "Whatever You Do (Do it Good)" & "Theme of Foxy Brown" by Willie Hutch.