Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Book Excerpt of the Day

“More than any other pre-blaxploitation film, Cotton Comes to Harlem… set the template for blaxploitation movies to come. The original LP cover features a proto hip-hop painting by Robert McGinnis that includes a gold Rolls Royce, bikini-clad babes and the movie heroes brandishing huge handguns. Ironically, the artist is white, and so is the funky score’s composer.”

– from Chapter 1: Crime Jazz & Felonious Funk of Kristopher Spencer’s Film and Television Scores, 1950-1979

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