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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 7 – 1976

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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, 1976 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history.

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THE FUNKIEST MUSIC OF THE 70s

THE FUNKIEST MUSIC OF THE 70s

What’s happening folks, it’s S.D., your favorite OG (older gent) here!  Reflecting on some of my favorite musical artists of the 70’s (1970-1979).  It was during these times that I personally enjoyed the natural development and maturation of some already known R&B acts.  In addition to being introduced to new musicians from the “DISCO” era.

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AMAZING MIRACLES AND WONDERFUL MUSIC

AMAZING MIRACLES AND WONDERFUL MUSIC

This past June marked the third anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death.  As his birthday approaches I’m reminded that I still miss him.  He wasn’t a relative, but I grew up with him throughout my life.  I don’t believe you ever stop missing the ones you love, you just learn to live with it.

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Celebrate Video From Sparkle Soundtrack Honors Whitney

Celebrate Video From Sparkle Soundtrack Honors Whitney

Here is the official music video for Celebrate, Whitney’s last song recorded for the soundtrack of the upcoming remake of Sparkle.

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‘Sparkle’ Will Be Made Into Book Before Release, Then A Broadway Play

‘Sparkle’ Will Be Made Into Book Before Release, Then A Broadway Play

Sparkle, the remake of the 1976 film starring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston, will be novelized by Simon & Schuster and adapted for the Broadway stage with executive producer Howard Rosenman, the Hollywood Reporter confirms.

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FUNKY BIOPICS: Films on Black Superstars – Hendrix, Franklin and Jackson

FUNKY BIOPICS: Films on Black Superstars – Hendrix, Franklin and Jackson

 

 

It’s official, Andre 3000 of OutKast, real name Andre Benjamin has been cast to portray Jimi Hendrix in the biopic “All Is By My Side.”  Benjamin’s name was mentioned a few years ago about taking on the role, but rumors died after about a month or so.  “All Is By My Side” will be set in the 1960s just before the release of Jimi’s debut album “Are You Experienced.”

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Whitney Houston’s Sparkle Trailer and Last Songs

Whitney Houston’s Sparkle Trailer and Last Songs

I have been meaning to post the trailer for Whitney’s movie Sparkle, along with the poster. I was a little slow on this. So when Whitney’s last song Celebrate, recorded for the movie soundtrack, was released earlier today, I decided to post everything at once. I have also included a couple of interviews on the film. ENJOY!!!

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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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Ms. Whitney Houston Goes Home

Ms. Whitney Houston Goes Home

Whitney Elizabeth Houston
1963-2012

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Whitney Houston’s posthumous turn: As star of Sparkle

Whitney Houston’s posthumous turn: As star of Sparkle

The death of Whitney Houston at the age of 48 is a deep loss for the music world. But it also has reverberations in another artistic realm–the movies.

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Florence Ballard Biopic. Maybe!

Florence Ballard Biopic. Maybe!

It has been a while since we last checked in on the maybe/maybe not biopic about the life of fallen Supreme Florence Ballard, but film blog Shadow and Act spotted something curious on the flick’s IMDB profile.

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Blaxploitation And Music Poster Art

 

The Museum of UnCut Funk continues to celebrate the best decade ever with a review of Poster Art from funky music based films that helped to create the soundtrack of the 1970’s.

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Whitney Houston Sought For ‘Sparkle’ Remake

Whitney Houston Sought For ‘Sparkle’ Remake

The 1976 musical drama “Sparkle” is getting an update, and Whitney Houston is in talks to star as Jordin Sparks’ mother.

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Blaxploitation Pressbook Collection

Blaxploitation Pressbook Collection

Pressbooks were created to provide theater owners with the information and materials needed to promote a given film. Pressbooks contained information on the actors, illustrations of film posters, newspaper ad slicks, movie notes, tie-in ideas and other promotional materials including ready-made film reviews.

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