Blackbyrds & Charles Earland – At The Movies (2001)

Artist: Blackbyrds & Charles Earland
Title: At The Movies
Year Of Release: 2001 (1973-75)
Label: Prestige [PRCD-24255-2]
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Jazz-funk, Soul
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue,log)
Total Time: 01:17:04
Total Size: 515 MB
195 MB (Scans)

This single-CD reissue pairs two blaxploitation soundtracks by different artists: 1975’s Cornbread, Earl and Me, composed by Donald Byrd and performed by the Blackbyrds, and 1973’s The Dynamite Brothers, composed and performed by Charles Earland. Cornbread, Earl and Me, which featured the movie debut of Larry Fishburne, is serviceable, routine soul-jazz background film music, varying between funk-jazz-rock vamps (such as the Sly Stone-styled instrumental workout "The One-Eye Two-Step"), snazzy jazzy bits for action scenes, and sentimental orchestrated interludes. There are also occasional vocal numbers in a pedestrian mid-’70s soul-jazz-rock mode, such as "The Cornbread Theme."

Donald Byrd; The Blackbyrds \ Cornbread, Earl And Me (Fantasy F 9483) 37:13
01 Cornbread 03:11
02 The One-Eye Two-Step 03:20
03 Mother/Son Theme 01:25
04 A Heavy Town 03:01
05 One-Gun Salute 01:59
06 The Gym Fight 01:53
07 Riot 03:22
08 Soulful Source 03:50
09 Mother/Son Talk 01:06
10 At The Carnival 02:51
11 Candy Store Dilemma 01:36
12 Wilford’s Gone 02:20
13 Mother/Son Bedroom Talk 02:03
14 Courtroom Emotions 01:48
15 Cornbread 03:28
Charles Earland \ The Dynamite Brothers (Prestige PR 10082) 40:32
16 Betty’s Theme 05:05
17 Never Ending Melody 05:23
18 Grasshopper 02:51
19 Shanty Blues 04:11
20 Weedhopper 03:34
21 Razor J. 02:29
22 Snake 08:39
23 Kungfusion 03:42
24 Incense Of Essence 04:38
Trumpet, Composer Donald Byrd
Group The Blackbyrds
Trumpet Oscar Brashear
Trumpet Bobby Bryant
Percussion Barnett Williams
Keyboards Kevin Toney
Harp Dorothy Ashby
Flute, Saxophone Jerome Richardson
Drums John Guerin
Drums Frank Killgo
Bass Joe Hall
Bass Chuck Rainey
Electric Piano, Organ, Saxophone, Synthesizer Charles Earland
Trombone Wayne Andre
Synthesizer Patrick Gleeson
Percussion Larry Killian
Guitar Mark Elf
Guitar Keith Loving
Guitar Cornell Dupree
Flugelhorn, Trumpet Victor Paz
Flugelhorn, Trumpet Jon Faddis
Flugelhorn, Trumpet Eddie Henderson
Flugelhorn, Trumpet Danny Moore
Drums, Timpani Darryl Washington
Drums Billy Hart
Bass Mervin Bronson
Alto Flute, Saxophone Dave Hubbard

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