Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Howdy folks!

Faster than a laserblast, here comes the new podcast! We chained down thunder, and handcuffed lightning, this podcast was so good it's frightening. We grabbed a star traveling a million miles a minute, and slowed it down to the state speed limit! We were spinnin, grinnin and sinnin'...We used an earthquake to mix our milkshake! We eat an avalanche when we want ice cream! We punched a hurricane and made it a breeze...we swallowed an iceberg and didn't freeze! We were flingin' cash and talkin' trash...see us belayed, relayed, mislaid and parlayed, jump, bumped AND mugwhumped!

Boy do we have a podcast for you this week. It's February, and every year we like to showcase an under appreciated genre of film unfortunately known as blaxsploitation. On the surface, this genre can come off as pretty non-politically correct, offensive, and embarrassing. Many people view this genre in jest, poking fun at the stereotypes presented in many of the films from this decade long period of cinema...but many of these people look past the significance of these films and the opportunities it opened up for future african-american music producers and film makers. We had a great time with this podcast and you certainly won't want to miss this one! We heard music from the following:

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The Call Me Mr. Tibbs!
- Quincy Jones (1970)
Cleopatra Jones - J.J. Johnson (1973)
Dolemite - Arthur Wright (1975)
Human Tornado - Arthur Wright (1976)
Trouble Man - Marvin Gaye (1972)
Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde radio spot
Across 110th Street - J.J. Johnson and Bobby Womack (1972)
Shaft - Issac Hayes (1971)
Superfly - Curtis Mayfield (1972)
The Mack - Willie Hutch (1973)
Black Dynamite - Adrian Younge (2009)
The Last Dragon - Bruce Miller (1985)

They Call Me Mister Tibbs!Cleopatra JonesDolemiteThe Human TornadoTrouble ManAcross 110th StreetShaftSuperflyThe Mack (New Line Platinum Series)Black DynamiteThe Last Dragon