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Cleopatra Jones: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Various Artists Colored Vinyl LP - direct audio

Cleopatra Jones: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Various Artists Colored Vinyl LP

Real Gone Records

  • $ 2498


Cleopatra Jones: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists Colored Vinyl LP

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, Real Gone has pressed it up on colored LP with the original artwork intact.

Cleopatra Jones: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists Track Listing:

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


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