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Can You Dig It? Black Action Films 1969-1975


Soul Jazz is always worth keeping an eye on for some interesting tunes, but movie fans are getting in on the act with Can You Dig It? Black Action Films 1969-1975, which is out today.

Available as a two CD set or limited edition double album set, it charts the rise of black action flicks from the late 60s onwards, throwing in a 100-page booklet, a limited-edition mini-film poster, cards and stickers. There's some very cool soul and funk on-board too, from the likes of James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Willie Hutch and Roy Ayers, helped along by some big arrangement from Quincy Jones, Johnny Pate and JJ Johnson.

Want to see the tracklisting? Check it out over the page. or buy via Amazon now for £9.88. The two vinyl releases are available from Soul Jazz itself, more details here.

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1. Roy Ayers – Coffy (Coffy)
2. Gene Page – Blacula (Blacula)
3. Johnny Pate - Shaft in Africa (Addis) (Shaft in Africa)
4. Willie Hutch - Brothers Gonna Work It Out (The Mack)
5. Don Costa - Soul of Nigger Charley (Soul of Nigger Charley)
6. Marvin Gaye - T Plays it Cool (Troubleman)
7. Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street (Across 110th Street)
8. J.J. Johnson – Willie’s Chase (Willie Dynamite)
9. James Brown - Down and Out In New York City (Black Caeser)
10. Quincy Jones – They Call Me Mister Tibbs (They Call Me Mister Tibbs)
11. JJ Johnson - Keep on Movin On (Willie Dynamite)
12. Dennis Coffy - Black Belt Jones (Black belt Jones)
13. Curtis Mayfield - Freddie's Dead (Super Fly)
14. Blackbyrd's - Wilford's Gone (Cornbread, Earl and Me)
15. Willie Hutch - Foxy Brown (Foxy Brown)
16. Isaac Hayes - Run Fay Run (Three Tough Guys)

1. Isaac Hayes – Shaft (Shaft)
2. Joe Simon - Theme from Cleopatra Jones (Cleopatra Jones)
3. Roy Ayers – Aragon (Coffy)
4. Gordon Staples - All Strung Out (Mean Johnny Burrows)
5. Brer Soul & Earth, Wind and Fire - Sweetback's Theme (Sweet Sweetback)
6. Johnny Pate - Truck Stop (Shaft In Africa)
7. James Brown - Make It Good to Yourself (Black Caeser)
8. Isaac Hayes - Pursuit of the Pimpmobile (Shaft in Africa)
9. Edwin Starr – Easin’ In (Hell Up In Harlem)
10. Don Julian - Lay it On Your Head (Savage)
11. Gene Page - The Bus (Cool Breeze)
12. Grant Green - Travelling to get Doc (The Final Comedown)
13. Impressions - Make A Resolution (Three The Hard Way)
14. Nat Dove and the Devils - Zombie March (Petey Wheatstraw)
15. Booker T and MG's - Time Is Tight (Uptight!)


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