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Blaxploitation Soundtracks
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Mexico, white, African, featured, Stevie, pop, Hayes, Valli, urban, psychedelic, James, Baadasssss, soundtracks, Campbell, police, Atlantic, Buttered, cocaine, Right, producers
Blaxploitation films
an important step in film making for                American actors, writers and producers
if you look at the history of film leading up to the early 1970s
you will see that while there were in fact black actors who were                  in films
they didn't have the exposure or important and central roles that the            actors had
as directors and                   , not active at all
sitting at the very center of this movement
1971 Sweet Sweetback's                      Song
an African American perspective on            life
independent film
cop-action scene
Martin Van Peebles produced it
set in Los Angeles
charged with a crime against a              officer
eventually emerges victorious in fleeing to             
frequently had                        by important groups in the 1970s
two people got their widespread crossover exposure
got his start at Stax
the voice of Chef on South Park
1968 Presenting Isaac Hayes
a bit of a flop
Stax had lost the                  catalog
Stax was interested as releasing albums
pressed Isaac Hayes to produce for them
1969 Hot                  Soul
has four tracks on it: two on one side, two on the other
1968 By the Time I Get to Phoenix
written by Glen Webb
had been a hit by Glenn                  on the country charts
the Glenn Campbell Good Time Hour
19 minutes
first 9 minutes a narration
like Vanilla Fudge in the                        era
1968 Walk On By
stretched it to 12 minutes
1971 Shaft
MGM released the movie
John Shaft in New York City
like a black            Bond
Isaac Hayes did the theme song Shaft
lush string arrangements
like Philadelphia Sound
Curtis Mayfield
1972 Super Fly
was the soundtrack for the movie Super Fly
has group Impressions
1963 It's All           
1963 Keep on Pushing
1965 People Get Ready
like Brian Wilson and Frankie            and Eddie Kendrick from the Temptations
Super Fly movie (1972)
               dealer in New York and all his adventures
1972 Super Fly album
very successful
song: Freddy's Dead
if you were a white rock listener watching variety shows, of the black artists of this era,              Wonder is who you would see on TV often
Curtis Mayfield was on television very often
he was a bit of the embodiment of what was happening in black        music at the time


falsetto, n. a method of voice production used by male singers, especially tenors, to sing notes higher than their normal range  "All of these songs featured Curtis Mayfield's lead vocal which he sang mostly in falsetto."

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1970s classic of day, Frankie Valli's macho voice with rest of band singing in falsetto, via tonight's History of Rock class: "Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Who Loves You (1975)"
1970s: Hippie Aesthetic, Corporate Rock, Disco, and Punk
British Blues-Based Bands and the Roots of Heavy Metal
American Blues Rock and Southern Rock
The Era of Progressive Rock
Jazz Rock in the 70s
Theatrical Rock: KISS, Bowie, and Alice Cooper
American Singer-Songwriters of the 70s
British and Canadian Singer-Songwriters
Country Rock's Influence on 1970s Music
Black Pop in the 1970s
Sly Stone and His Influence on Black Pop, Funk, and Psychedelic Soul
Motown in the 1970s
Philadelphia Sound and Soul Train
Blaxploitation Soundtracks
The Uniqueness of James Brown
Bob Marley and the Rise of Reggae
The Backlash Against Disco
1975-1980: The Rise of the Mega-Αlbum
Continuity Bands in the 1970s
Rock and Roll in the Second Half of the 1970s
U.S. Punk 1967-1975
1974-77: Punk in the UK
American New Wave 1977-80
British New Wave 1977-80
The Hippie Aesthetic: 1966-1980
The Rise of MTV
Michael Jackson: MTV's Unexpected Boon
Madonna as Disruptive Shock Artist
Prince and Janet Jackson
Other Groups Who Benefited from MTV
1980s New Traditionalists and New Wave
1980s New Acts, Old Styles and Blue-Eyed Soul
1970s Progressive Rock Adapts to the 80s
1980's Heavy Metal
1980s Heavy Metal and L.A. Hair Bands
1980s Ambitious Heavy Metal
The Beginning of Rap
1980s: Rap Crosses Over to Mainstream
Late 1980s Hard Core Rap
Punk Goes Hardcore
Late 80s Indie Rock Underground
1990s: The Rise of Alternative Rock
1990s Indie Rock and the Question of Selling Out
1990s Metal and Alternative Extensions
Hip-Hop in the 1990s
Classic Rock of the 1990s
1990s Jam Bands and Britpop
Female Singer-Songwriters of the 1990s
The Rise of Teen Idols in the 1990s
1990s Dance Music