Cleopatra Jones (Original Sound Track From The Motion Picture)
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 taller, hipper, and blacker 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 (performing the hit 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!
The Wrecking Yard
Main Title Instrumental
It Hurts So Good
Goin' To The Chase
Go Chase Cleo
Cleo And Reuben
Theme From Cleopatra Jones / Instrumental
Label: Warner Bros. Records Real Gone Music
Catalogue numbers: RGM-0827
Licensed From-Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Marketed By-Real Gone Music
Manufactured By-Rhino Entertainment Company
Phonographic Copyright (p)-Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Copyright (c)-Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Recorded At-Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
Mastered At-Warner Bros. Recording Studios
Lacquer Cut At-Golden Mastering
Barcodes & Identifiers:
Barcode-8 48064 00827 9
Matrix / Runout-RGM-0827 - A GOLDEN S-103837
Matrix / Runout-RGM-0827 - B GOLDEN S-103838
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)