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TMBDOS! Episode 156: “The Intruder” (1962).

March 4th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel finish off their look at Blaxsploitation films (be it actual, proto, or just adjacent) with Roger Corman's "The Intruder" (1962). Is this William Shatner's best performance? Is this Corman's best film? Is it one of the most underrated films on the subject of race relations in the United States? The writer of the screenplay (and his own novel of the same name, that he adapted it from), Charles Beaumont, is also briefly talked about, as well as his famous writer friends who share the screen with him in small roles in the film itself. What the hosts have watched as of late as well as listener comments are also covered.

"The Intruder" IMDB 

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Featured Music: "Klan", "Stranger" & "Main Title" by Herman Stein.

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 

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Wrong With Authority 
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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.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 20: Back in Blaxploitation.

January 31st, 2019

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Lee has finally returned back to a topic he first covered in episode 2: Blaxploitation. This episode and the next will cover a whole hell of a lot of music Lee couldn't fit into that first episode. Get ready to open your ears to cuts from films giving us some of the baddest motherfuckers and fine-ass ladies to ever grace the exploitation genre.

Playlist:

--Easin' In from "Hell Up in Harlem" (1973) -- Edwin Starr
--Good to the Last Drop & Blacula Strikes from "Blacula" (1972) -- Gene Page
--Theme from Shaft from "Shaft" (1971) -- Isacc Hayes
--Blowin' Your Mind from "Shaft's Big Score" (1972) -- Gordon Parks
--Shaft In Africa (Addis) from "Shaft In Africa" (1973) -- Johnny Pate
--Theme From Three Tough Guys from "Three Tough Guys" (1974) -- Isacc Hayes
--Mr. Jonathan from "Black Shampoo" (1976) -- Gerald Lee
--The Rumble from "Dolemite" (1975) -- Soul Rebellion Orchestra
--"T" Stands for Trouble from "Trouble Man" (1972) -- Marvin Gaye
--A Good Man is Gone from "Sheba Baby" (1975) -- Barbara Mason
--Keep On Movin' On from "Willie Dynamite" (1974) -- Martha Reeves
--Across 110th Street (Instrumental) from "Across 110th Street" (1972) -- J.J. Johnson
--Little Child Running Wild from "Super Fly" (1972) -- Curtis Mayfield

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

TMBDOS! Episode 129: “Ganja & Hess” (1973).

August 6th, 2018

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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.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 2: Blaxploitation.

May 30th, 2017

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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.

Playlist:

--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.

TMBDOS! Episode 81: “Cleopatra Jones” (1973) & “TNT Jackson” (1974).

November 21st, 2016

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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.