This coming march, Universal will be releasing a 6 CD set, celebrating the best soundtracks from the ‘Blaxploitation’. Film genre. Each of soundtracks has been freshly remastered and the set is completed with original artwork.
The albums in the set are : Isaac Hayes’ ‘Shaft’; Roy Ayers’ ‘Coffy’; Johnny Pate’s ‘Shaft In Africa’; James Brown’s ‘Black Caesar’; Marvin Gaye’s ‘Trouble Man’; and Booker T and the MGs’ ‘Uptight’.
Film historians will tell us that Blaxploitation films were originally made specifically for an urban black audience, although the genre’s audience appeal soon broadened across racial and ethnic lines. Equally the movies were the first to regularly feature soundtracks comprising funk and soul music as well as, primarily, black casts.
BLAXPLOITATION – SIX CLASSIC FUNK SOUNDTRACKS will be released by UMC in March