Cleopatra Jones


Real Gone Music 04/26/2019 Vinyl - 700 copies (0848064008279)
Movie Film release: 1973
 

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# Track   Duration
1.Theme From Cleopatra Jones (Soundtrack Version) (Joe Simon) 
2.The Wrecking Yard (Soundtrack Version) (Carl Brandt) 
3.Love Doctor (Soundtrack Version) (Jackie Avery) 
4.Airport Flight (Soundtrack Version) (Carl Brandt) 
5.Emdee (Soundtrack Version) (J.J. Johnson) 
6.Desert Sunrise/Main Title Instrumental (Soundtrack Version) (J.J. Johnson And Joe Simon) 
# Track   Duration
1.It Hurts So Good (Soundtrack Version) (Phillip Mitchell) 
2.Goin' To The Chase (Soundtrack Version) (J.J. Johnson) 
3.Go Chase Cleo (Soundtrack Version) (J.J. Johnson) 
4.Cleo And Reuben (Soundtrack Version) (J.J. Johnson) 
5.Wrap Up (Soundtrack Version) (Carl Brandt) 
6.Theme from Cleopatra Jones/Instrumental (Joe Simon) 
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Cleopatra Jones

One of the great Blaxploitation film scores of the ‘70s, finally back on vinyl where it belongs! This 1973 feature introduced one of the great characters in the whole genre, starring the indomitable, six-foot-two Tamara Dobson as Cleopatra Jones, a hipper, blacker, and certainly more imposing James Bond. In this film, she thwarts a lesbian L.A. drug lord as played by Shelley Winters, all accompanied by the musical efforts of what is pretty much a ‘70s soul/jazz/funk dream team. On vocals, you had the leading male and female lights of the Spring label, the great Joe Simon (featuring his charting rendition of the title theme) and Millie Jackson . And on the instrumental side, jazz trombone giant J. J. Johnson (in collaboration with the underrated Carl Brandt of Mod Squad score fame). The result: a prime example of the symphonic funk that became the siren song for Blaxploitation soundtracks throughout the ‘70s. For its first domestic vinyl reissue, we’ve pressed up just 700 copies in red and blue starburst vinyl, with original artwork intact…oh so tasty!

Other releases of Cleopatra Jones (1973):

Cleopatra Jones (2001)
Innrocks présentent Initials B.O., Les (2001)


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