Monday, October 19, 2009

The Man's Name Is Dolemite

It's been a year since we lost a giant, Godfather of Rap, King of the Party Records, the badass: Dolemite, Rudy Ray Moore (1927-2008).

The comedy's just too epic to be contained in little ol' YouTube soundbites, so here's some film-related musical greatness. First up, the theme from Dolemite (1975)!

And the sequel's equally awesome theme song:
The Human Tornado (1976)!

[Click for gigantic poster size]

How you like "Ghetto Street, USA?" From Petey Wheatstraw, the Devil's Son-in-Law (1977)... [full instrumental version]

Here's the famous proto-rap "Shine and the Great Titanic," also from Dolemite:

One more - the Dolemite soundtrack is really terrific! Revelation Funk's "Time is On Our Side" (performed live in the film):

And finally, here's hoping It Came From Trafalgar (????) will finally get a release sometime soon. Cheers!


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