V.A. 'Can You Dig It?' 2-CD + Book

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V.A. 'Can You Dig It?'  2-CD + Book


2-CD feat. the best tracks from black action movies of the 70s by Roy Ayers, Gene Page, Johnny Pate, Willie Hutch, Don Costa, Marvin Gaye and many more! Incl. 100 page book in CD format
‘Can You Dig It?' from Soul Jazz charts the rise and fall of `Black Action Films' from 1970-75. The Black Action Films of the early 1970s gave Hollywood its first African-American cinema - actors, directors, cameramen, editors and writers. These films discussed aspects of the African-American experience in the form of entertainment. Storylines interwove post-civil rights revolution with action stories, many involving pimps, prostitutes, drug dealers or private detectives.
The films also featured the finest funk and soul black music of the time as stars such as James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Willie Hutch and Roy Ayers produced some of their finest work, with film budgets allowing for the addition of huge orchestral arrangements by jazz legends such as Quincy Jones, Johnny Pate and JJ Johnson.
`Can You Dig It?' presents the best of the killer musical soundtracks to these films alongside analysis of the social and political conditions that helped create the films. The booklet also comes with an in-depth guide to the films including many film stills. Also included is a set of mini- film poster cards and stickers.

track list:
CD 1
1. Coffy - AYERS,ROY
2. Blacula - PAGE,GENE
3. Shaft In Africa(Addis) PATE,JOHNNY
4. Brothers Gonna Work It Out - HUTCH,WILLIE
5. Soul Of Nigger Charley - COSTA,DON
6. T Plays It Cool - GAYE,MARVIN
7. Across 110th Street - WOMACK,BOBBY
8. Willie's Chase - JOHNSON,J.J.
9. Down And Out In New York City - BROWN,JAMES
10. Call Me Mister Tibbs - JONES,QUINCY
11. Keep On Movin On - JOHNSON,J.J.
12. Black Belt Jones - COFFEY,DENNIS
13. Freddie's Dead - MAYFIELD,CURTIS
14. Wilford's Gone - BLACKBYRDS
15. Foxy Brown - HUTCH,WILLIE
16. Run Fay Run - HAYES,ISAAC

CD 2
1. Shaft - HAYES,ISAAC
2. Theme From Cleopatra Jones - SIMON,JOE
3. Aragon - AYERS,ROY
4. All Strung Out - STAPLES,GORDON
5. Sweetback's Theme - BRER SOUL/EARTH,WIND AND FIRE
6. Truck Stop - PATE,JOHNNY
7. Make It Good To Yourself - BROWN,JAMES
8. Pursuit Of The Pimpmobile - HAYES,ISAAC
9. Easin' In - STARR,EDWIN
10. Lay It On Your Head - JULIAN,DON
11. The Bus - PAGE,GENE
12. Travelling To Get Doc - GREEN,GRANT
13. Make A Resolution - IMPRESSIONS
14. Zombie March - DOVE,NAT AND THE DEVILS
15. Time Is Tight - BOOKER T/MG'S

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