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Blaxploitation Classic 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song' Has Been Reissued On Vinyl

Blaxploitation Classic 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song' Has Been Reissued On Vinyl

As part of Memphis record label Stax Records, massive 60th anniversary reissue campaign they have reissued the soundtrack to blaxploitation film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.

Written, produced, directed and even starring Melvin Van Peebles himself in 1971. The film's soundtrack featured a then unknown Earth, Wind and Fire who had worked alongside Van Peebles to compose the soundtrack together. The soundtrack had also foreshadowed the use of sampling in hip hop through alternating hymn-based vocalization and jazz rhythms.

The film was ahead of its time in that Van Peebles had considered the soundtrack as an integral part of the film as quoted, "Most filmmakers look at a feature in terms of image and story or vice versa. Effects and music [...] are strictly secondary considerations. Very few look at film with sound considered as a creative third dimension. So I calculate the scenario in such a way that sound can be used as an integral part of the film."

Check out the full soundtrack below.

Death Waltz's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Reissue Finally Set For Release

Death Waltz's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Reissue Finally Set For Release

After Death Waltz's much teased reissue of the Twin Peaks soundtrack this year, it's prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me will likewise finally be reissued on wax come January.

The label had teased the release with a tweet quoting Twin Peaks’ character Donna Hayward “If I had a nickel for every cigarette your mom smoked, I’d be dead,”. The soundtrack also features compositions by Angelo Badalamenti and includes vocal contributions by jazz singer Jimmy Scott and dream-pop artist Julee Cruise.

This release will surely tide fans over till the long awaited revival hits screens next year.

Check out the soundtrack below.

Source: FACT