Tag Archives: Shaft

Souleo’s Art at The STAX Museum

Souleo’s Art at The STAX Museum

Stax Records officially began in 1960.  A company, that evolved from Satellite Records three years prior, the Stax Museum formed in the late 90’s.  A group of community leaders, philanthropists and former Stax employees formed the Soulsville Foundation, to revitalize the area, provide mentoring and music-focused educational opportunities for neighborhood children, and open a museum to tell the Stax story.

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THE BROTHERS DOZEN & A SISTA – 13 Successful Black Directors

THE BROTHERS DOZEN & A SISTA – 13 Successful Black Directors

Saw a story on Atlanta Blackstar’s website about black film directors.  A good overview of these mavericks, I wanted to share and archive it, here in the Funkalicious blog…

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“Midnight Cowboy” is a FUNKIN’ “American Horror Story”

“Midnight Cowboy” is a FUNKIN’ “American Horror Story”

Classic definition: Judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind; i.e. “a classic novel” — A work of art of recognized and established value.  This is a definitely a title befitting of the FX television series “American Horror Story.”  Created and executive produced by Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, who brought the TV viewing public “Glee” and “Nip/Tuck,” the show is in its fourth FUNKY season and was recently greenlit for a Funkalicious fifth.

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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 2 – 1971

1971 Banner

 

Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1971 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history. Most of these movie posters are in the collection of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, with the exception of Black Chariot.

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‘Trouble Man’ At 40: A Classic, But Where’s Its Cult?

‘Trouble Man’ At 40: A Classic, But Where’s Its Cult?

The Museum of UnCut Funk thanks jimi izrael for allowing us to use an excerpt from his current article on the 40th anniversary of Trouble Man.

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Looking back at ‘Blaxploitation’ films by Stephen Whitty

Looking back at ‘Blaxploitation’ films by Stephen Whitty

Stephen Whitty is a writer for The Star Ledger, the largest newspaper in New Jersey. Stephen has agreed to allow the Museum Of UnCut Funk to reprint a excerpt from his article.

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THE FUNKIEST TOP-20 SOUNDTRACKS OF ALL TIME – FUNKALICIOUS 105

THE FUNKIEST TOP-20 SOUNDTRACKS OF ALL TIME – FUNKALICIOUS 105

 

Since I hit 100 blogs without realizing it, I figured I do something special for blog #105.  The following list of LPs/ CDs are the FUNKIEST Soundtracks of all time according to www.funkaliciousblog.com – while all albums may not be comprised of all FUNK music, they are unquestionably FUNKY!  Now, put on your favorite soundtrack, go ahead put it on…  Let’s take a ride down memory lane and reminisce about what made you feel good when you heard any of these musical FUNKY gems.

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World Of Hurt Graphic Novel

World Of Hurt Graphic Novel

WORLD OF HURT is a serial, B&W, adventure webcomic set in the early 1970s. WORLD OF HURT attempts to combine the format and storytelling traditions of classic newspaper strips like Peter O’Donnell’s Modesty Blaise and Alex Raymond’s Rip Kirby with the visceral energy and iconography of the Black action movies of the 1970s, such as Shaft, Trouble Man, and Super Fly.

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Movies That Should Have Been Comic Books

Movies That Should Have Been Comic Books

Need we say more!!!

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Blaxploitation Filmography

 

The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements of the 1960’s set the stage for the 1970’s Black film revolution.

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Blaxploitation Trailers And Soundtracks


Blaxploitation films had very funky trailers, featuring the latest threads and hippest jive.

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Blaxploitation And The Man

 

Stickin’ It To The Man.


In the early 1900’s the term “The Man” was used to describe a boss figure. This term later began to be applied to anyone who hassled a group of people and eventually to anyone in a position of power.

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Battle Of The Beauties

The Women of Blaxploitation


The Black Movie Boom of the 1970’s created jobs for young Black actresses and introduced new talents such as Pam Grier, Vonetta McGee, Gloria Henry, Tamara Dobson, Judy Pace, Esther Anderson, Paula Kelly, Carol Speed, Lisa Moore, Rosalind Cash, Jaki Demar, Rosalind Miles, Kathy Imrie, Shelia Frazier and Brenda Skyes.

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The ‘Fro Back Exhibition

1970’s Afro Styling Makes A Comeback

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The UnCut Funk Blaxploitation Movie Poster Exhibition

 

 A Retrospective of 1970’s Black Cinema Poster Art

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Blaxploitation Movie Poster Collection

Blaxploitation Movie Poster Collection

I started collecting movie posters from Blaxploitation and all Black films from the 1970‘s because I love these films. I also love the illustrated artwork that was used to create these posters. Poster illustration has become a lost art form, as today’s posters utilize photography. The uniqueness of the illustrations is what makes these posters highly collectible and increasingly more valuable. The poster images, similar to the story lines of the films themselves, reflect what was happening in the Black community at the time. So they are as historically important as they are beautiful.

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Richard Roundtree

Richard Roundtree

 

Who’s the Black private dick
That’s a sex machine to all the chicks?
(Shaft!)
You’re damn right

Who is the man
That would risk his neck for his brother man?
(Shaft!)
Can ya dig it?

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Where Are They Now!!!

Where Are They Now!!!

The 1970s produced the film genre that would become known as ‘Blaxploitation’. These films were made specifically with an urban Black audience in mind. These movies were larger-than-life, action-packed and full of funk and soul music. These films also incorporated progressive social and political commentary. From Pam Grier to Bill Cosby, check out who delved into this genre and what the actors have been doing since the 1970s.

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Crazy Magazine

Crazy Magazine

 
For a short time in the early 1970’s, Crazy magazine, a competitor of Mad and Cracked magazines was published by Marvel Comics. In 1973, Crazy released a parody of Shaft, called Shafted. During this period Crazy magazine payed tribute to many Black celebrities in the area of film, music and television.

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The Isaac Hayes Interview – A Man For The People

The Isaac Hayes Interview – A Man For The People

When Isaac Hayes made a comeback as a radio disc-jockey, before he took on the role of “Chef” on “South Park,” I spoke to him about his endeavor Literacy is the Balm, the World Literacy Crusade, Scientology, film and his historic Oscar win for “Shaft”.

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