WILLIE HUTCH Foxy Brown (1974) & The Mack (1973)

Foxy Brown (1974)
The Mack (1973)
Two Soulful 70s Blaxploitation Soundtracks

Two worthwhile soul soundtracks from the underrated writer/producer, Willie Hutch. After getting hired at Motown (for his co-write of The Jackson Five’s “I’ll Be There”), Hutch became a heavy hitter with his score for The Mack, one of the better blaxploitation film soundtracks. Unfortunately, he was neither as flashy or charismatic as some of the other names in the soundtrack game, like Curtis Mayfield or Issac Hayes. As for Foxy Brown, this CD of the soundtrack didn’t get released until 1996, no doubt helped along by the upcoming release of Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, an updated genre vehicle for Foxy star, Pam Grier. Find The Mack (HERE) and Foxy Brown (HERE) at Amazon.

WANT MORE? BOBBY WOMACK/J.J. JOHNSON Across 110th Street (HERE), JAMES BROWN Black Caesar & Slaughter’s Big Rip-Off (1973) (HERE), GENE PAGE Blacula (1971) (HERE), The Black Gestapo (1975) (HERE), CURTIS MAYFIELD Superfly (Deluxe 1972) (HERE), VARIOUS ARTISTS Can You Dig It? The Music and Politics of Black Action Films 1969-75 (2009) (HERE) and VARIOUS ARTISTS The Doors Of Perception – Dope Funk, Psychedelic Soul And Acid Jazz From NYC ’70 -’74 (2000) (HERE)


THE MACK
Vampin (2:45)
Theme Of The Mack
(5:36)
I Choose You (3:42)
Mack’s Stroll / The Getaway (Chase Scene) (3:09)
Slick (3:36)
Mack Man (Got To Get Over) (5:11)
Mother’s Theme (Mama) (3:56)
Now That It’s All Over (4:32)
Brother’s Gonna Work It Out (4:48)

FOXY BROWN
Chase (2:31)
Theme Of Foxy Brown (2:24)
Overture Of Foxy Brown (0:58)
Hospital Prelude Of Love Theme (2:51)
Give Me Some Of That Good Old Love (3:43)
Out There
(2:44)
Foxy Lady (4:02)
You Sure Know How To Love Your Man (3:52)
Have You Ever Asked Yourself Why (All About Money Game) (3:26)
Ain’t That (Mellow, Mellow) (2:59)
Whatever You Do (Do It Good) (3:04)

9 Comments

  • 1
    Capt. Willard
    January 25, 2010 - 16:28 | Permalink

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    Anonymous
    January 26, 2010 - 01:02 | Permalink

    Willard, Thanks a whole load for these- heard Brothers gonna work it out ages ago and it really haunted me – nice to grab an earful of the whole show Oh and I agree that WH is WAY underrated
    Cheers
    Censusloss

  • 3
    Anonymous
    January 26, 2010 - 08:51 | Permalink

    FANTASTIC

  • 4
    Curty Ray
    January 26, 2010 - 12:01 | Permalink

    I have a particular fondness for Blaxploitation soundtracks and their accompanying movies. Radio-friendly funk tracks and rich orchestration showcasing heavy bass, funky beats and wah-wah guitars. Good stuff. Makes you want to pull out the pimped out Caddy and roll slowly down the street. Other greats… Superfly, Shaft and They Call Me Mister Tibbs!

  • 5
    Anonymous
    January 27, 2010 - 18:36 | Permalink

    Mindblowing. Thanks man…you're the tops!

  • 6
    Chance
    February 16, 2010 - 19:13 | Permalink

    Yeah, I've been getting heavily into this stuff too lately; the Superfly Soul comps, Fritz The Cat, Heavy Traffic, Coffy soundtracks, etc. Thanks much for these Willard!

  • 7
    richard
    June 16, 2013 - 13:21 | Permalink

    You are awsome, thanks so much!

  • 8
    Stan
    September 12, 2013 - 16:45 | Permalink

    The FOXY BROWN soundtrack album was released in 1974.

  • 9
    September 7, 2014 - 18:07 | Permalink

    This is a nice treat, and totally unexpected, too. Thanks, Willard!

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