J.J. Johnson Willie Dynamite: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on LP
Respect The Classics Campaign!
One of the great things about '70s blaxploitation films is that, even if they were, perhaps a guilty cinematic pleasure, they frequently had a kick ass soundtrack. Willie Dynamite, originally released in 1974, is no exception. The musical score and the record production were both overseen by J.J. Johnson, who is widely thought to be the finest jazz trombonist ever, having recorded with Count Basie, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis.
This time out, he’s gone to the street for inspiration, crafting a soundtrack that stands with the likes of Shaft and Across 110th Street, even if the movie itself might not have. While most of the album is an instrumental score, three tunes feature Martha Reeves (of Vandellas fame) on vocals, billed as Martha Reeves & The Sweet Things. The movie’s director, Gilbert Moses III, is also listed as co-composer on several of the tracks.
Continuing with it's Respect The Classics campaign, UMe is reissuing Willie Dynamite: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack back on vinyl and bringing this classic back to life!
J.J. Johnson Willie Dynamite - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Track Listing:
1. Willie D
2. Willie Chase (Instrumental)
3. King Midas
4. Willie Escapes (Instrumental)
5. Passion's Dilemma
6. Keep On Movin' On
7. Make It Right
8. Parade Strut (Instrumental)
9. Gospel Family
10. Willie D