Various Artists - Cleopatra Jones

 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Limited Edition Red and Blue Starburst Colored Vinyl)


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ARGM 0827
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The classic Blaxploitation film soundtrack!

Red and blue starburst vinyl, limited to 700 copies!

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, we've pressed up just 700 copies in red and blue starburst vinyl, with original artwork intact...oh so tasty!

Side 1
Theme From Cleopatra Jones (Soundtrack Version) - By Joe Simon
The Wrecking Yard (Soundtrack Version) - By Carl Brandt
Love Doctor (Soundtrack Version) - By Jackie Avery
Airport Flight (Soundtrack Version) - By Carl Brandt
Emdee (Soundtrack Version) - By J.J. Johnson
Desert Sunrise/Main Title Instrumental (Soundtrack Version) - By J.J. Johnson And Joe Simon

Side 2
It Hurts So Good (Soundtrack Version) - By Phillip Mitchell
Goin' To The Chase (Soundtrack Version) - By J.J. Johnson
Go Chase Cleo (Soundtrack Version) - By J.J. Johnson
Cleo And Reuben (Soundtrack Version) - By J.J. Johnson
Wrap Up (Soundtrack Version) - By Carl Brandt
Theme from Cleopatra Jones/Instrumental - By Joe Simon

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