Eric Reanimator is taking a podcasting break, but we at LTA HQ don't want the listenership to miss out on their fix of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition.....nosiree Bob.
Terry Frost is the Head honcho at Paleo Cinema and Martian Drive In Podcast. He REALLY knows his cinema history and is great at putting it into social context. Terry is also a fan of great film scores, and on this episode, he has decided to talk about two of them.
The first is the score for Barbarella composed by Bob Crewe (a hit song writer for The Four Seasons among many others). Terry then turns his attention to the Isaac Hayes score for Shaft. Hayes had long been a hit songwriter at Stax Records, most notably for Sam And Dave (Soul Man, When Something Is Wrong With My Baby). He became a huge artist in his own right, and the theme from Shaft is arguably his most famous composition. From the moment you hear those closed hi hats (played by Willie "Too Big" Hall later of The Blues Brothers) and the track builds, you know that the music is an important part of the Blaxploitation film experience.
You can download the show from iTunes (search for “Love That Album podcast”) or from the website at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com
My gratitude to Terry for subbing for Eric this month. You can download his wonderful podcasts at either https://paleocinema.podbean.com/ (for his thoughts on a wide variety of films older than 20 years) or from The Martian Drive In Podcast at https://martiandrivein.podbean.com/(for any genre related cinema regardless of age).
Right click to download bonus episode 53 here.