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Show 556 - Blaxploitation Friday! 2012

Show 556 - Blaxploitation Friday! 2012

Air Date:

Monday, 26 November 2012

Hey baby, Little Steven here. Happy Thanksgiving to everybody, and everybody knows the day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday.

Historically, that is the biggest shopping day of the year, but since nobody has any money, we thought we would go to the movies instead.

This weekend in the Underground Garage we are going to call it Blaxploitation Friday.

Joining us will be James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Bobby Womack, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Rolling Stones, the Jeff Beck Group, the Rascals, the Who, Rhinoceros, and Herman’s Hermits.

Brand new music from the Doughboys, the Launderettes, Nick Waterhouse, the Setting Son, the Woggles, and Thee Oh Sees.

Come find out what Isaac Hayes, Anthony Quinn, Little Walter, and Joan Jett have in common.

I will see you this weekend for our Blaxploitation film festival in the world’s only Rock n’ Roll dance party on the radio.

I’ll see you this weekend in the Underground Garage.

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  • Playlist:

    Set 1:
    Paint It Black (Rolling Stones)
    Musicl Bed: Theme From Shaft (Isaac Hayes)
    Down And Out In New York City (James Brown)
    Plynth (Jeff Beck Group)
    åFlood’s New Light (Thee Oh Sees)
    Eye To Eye (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts)
    Friday On My Mind (Easybeats)
    Musical Bed: King George (Roy Ayers & Carl Clay)

    Set 2:
    Musical Bed: Across 110th Street (J. J. Johnson & His Orchestra)
    Across 110th Street (Bobby Womack)
    Crosstown Traffic (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
    It’s A Cryin’ Shame (Doughboys)
    Boom Boom (Little Walter)
    Summer In The City (Lovin’ Spoonful)
    Musical Bed: Theme From Foxy Brown (Willie Hutch)

    Set 3:
    Musical Bed: Junkie Chase (Curtis Mayfield)
    Superfly (Curtis Mayfield)
    Take It To The People (Woggles)
    Pusherman (Curtis Mayfield)
    Doctor Robert (Beatles)
    Musical Bed: Theme Of The Mack (Willie Hutch)

    Set 4:
    Musical Bed: Hang On In There (J. J. Johnson & His Orchestra)
    Marks On My Map (Launderettes)
    Just A Little Bit Better (Herman’s Hermits)
    Eat My Fear (Setting Son)
    Sueno (The Rascals)
    Call Me Lightning (Who)
    Musical Bed: Space Is The Palce (Sun Ra)

    Set 5:
    Musical Bed: Main Theme From Trouble Man (Marvin Gaye)
    Trouble Man (Marvin Gaye)
    Back Door (Rhinoceros)
    Uptown (Crystals)
    Some Place (Nick Waterhouse)
    Black Is Black (Los Bravos)
    Musical Bed: Black Boots And Bikes (the Kickstands)

Comments (8)

  • Steed Colliss
    12/04/2012

    Great show as usual... I know "Pusherman" came out first, but it reminded me of Ice-T's "I'm your Pusher"... Also the compilation from Ice-T's Rhyme Syndicate "Pimps, Players and Private Eyes"...

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.
    12/07/2012

    Let's see now. The day After Thanksgiving. Biggest shopping day of the year & the beginning of the Christmas rush to buy-buy-buy!.Please HELP ME! You're driving me crazy 'cause I have NO DOUGH! Thanks, Little Steven, for tricking everybody and coming out with BLAXPLOITATION FRIDAY! How very cool, as usual, Mr. Maharaj Of Garage! Gotta give you another 5 stars for an extremely cool show that both celebrated Black music that tied in very nicely with the film genre of Blaxploitation of the early 70's. Yes-soul brothers gonna get back at whitey-Big time! Especially those PIGS who are always picking on black soul brother. Yeah-baby! Payback in SPADES!! Yes, I remember watching many films that were playing in Boston's Combat Zone. They had many Blaxploitation, as well as, Martial Arts films, most of which starred Bruce Lee. But I digress. Back to the musical highlights. Show # 556. BLAXPLOITATION FRIDAY! Set 1. The Rolling Stones kick things off with Paint It Black. James Brown sings the very cool Down & Out In New York City, which was the theme from Black Caesar(1973). A very cool tune which gets played frequently in The Underground Garage. Issac Hayes contributes his Theme from Shaft(1971), which starred Richard Roundtree who ALWAYS gave it BACK to the Man. Jeff Beck Group with Plynth(Down The Drain). Nice sound byte from Joan Jett who gave us Eye To Eye from 1984. Joan was backed by The Blackhearts, of course. Finishing off the 1st set was The Easybeats with their excellent Friday On My Mind, which it usually is. Vanda-Young composition. Set 2. Bobby Womack's great Across 110th Street, which was the title of that great flick from 1973. JimiHendrix with Crosstown Traffic-a true masterpiece. Little Walter from way back in 1955 with Boom Boom. The Lovin' Spoonful give us Summer In The City with jackhammer & all from 1966, which was the very cool year I graduated from Westfield High School. And that's in Massachusetts-NOT New Jersey! Set 3. Opens with the song Superfly by the late great Curtis Mayfield, which was the theme from the movie soundtrack which out-grossed the movie. How About That? Superfly was played by Mr. Ron O'Neal, who, as if you didn't know already, was one very cool dude-MAN! Curtis Mayfield again with Pusherman, which, if you care to know was my favorite tune from that cool flick. The Beatles push in with my other name-Dr. Robert. Set 4. Coolest song of the week by The Launderettes which was Marks On My Map which is better than tracks on my arm from shooting up which many of the junkies did in Blaxploitation flicks. Believe it or else! Herman's Hermits somehow sneak into the show with Just A Little Bit Better. How'd THEY get in? The Setting Son with very cool new stuff Eat My Fear. Yeah-Baby! The Rascals with the very cool Sueno. Closing out the set was The Who with Call Me Lightning. But don't STRIKE ME! Set 5. The very excellent silky voice of the late Marvin Gaye with Trouble Man from 1972 which starred both Mr.Robert Hooks & Mr. Paul Winfield. Quite a pair of dudes that EVEN I wouldn't want to mess with-Daddy-O! The vastly underrated Rhinoceros contribute Back Door. "Get out the back door". The very hip Crystals with Uptown. Hello Darlene. Have you been a good girl? More cool new stuff with Nick Waterhouse & Some Place. Los Bravos close out the set & the very cool show with Black Is Black. How Appropriate, Stevie. I do want to remind everybody that this whole Blaxploitation Cinema Genre was started in 1971 with Sweet Sweetback's Baad Assss Song which was directed by & also starred Mr. Melvin Van Peebles. Let's give credit where credit is due, brothers. Thanks again, Little Steven, for replacing going shopping with going to the movies. Yeah-Baby! Well, I guess that's it for another week. For all members who live IN & FOR The Underground Garage-Peace Be With You! And I'll see you at the movies! EEYAHH! SMRZ!!!

  • Ron Lynch
    12/09/2012

    Plynth (Jeff Beck Group), Boom Boom (Little Walter), Take It To The People (Woggles), Eat My Fear (Setting Son) & Black Is Black (Los Bravos). Just 5 cool ones, thanks Stevie.

  • Steve Hibbs
    12/19/2012

    Great great show as always...the devil is in the detail though,so many hidden gems in the musical beds,those few seconds during the voice over..!..so listen up ..pay attention baby..!!

  • jcjohnson63
    12/22/2012

    another groovy show!!! i may never see the mvies but i get the plot from the tunes!!! btw- i heAR music in between the beds. while LS speaks!! crazy,man, crazy!!!!!!!! wish i knew hat tunes they were. i listen to this on december 22.

  • jcjohnson63
    12/22/2012

    always wished i could say i was named after curtis mayfield but my father was only into rockabilly and never listened to him back in 1963. maybe it was tony curtis!!!

  • greggie434
    12/25/2012

    The musical beds R the best! Marvin Gaye, "Trouble Man", what a tune!!!!!

  • greggie434
    12/25/2012

    BLAXSPLOTATION FIlm FRIDAY (Black Friday) What a Title!!!!

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