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TITLE
What The ...You Mean I Can't Sing?!
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CD

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WATER 122CD WATER 122CD
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RELEASE DATE
9/15/2003

"Film producer/director Melvin Van Peebles invented the blaxploitation film genre with his groundbreaking 1970 Sweet Sweetback BadAss Song. He's also known for writing several novels & screenplays throughout the 70's (including Greased Lightning) and acting in films such as Lost Action Hero, Terminal Velocity and Boomerang. As a major influence on Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino, Van Peebles remains a legend of African American cinema. On this rare 1974 album for Atlantic Records Van Peebles sings passionate reflections on the state of 70's black culture over some very funky grooves with strings and orchestration (think of the soundtrack to any Pam Grier flick). Harold Wheeler arranged the music with the same touch of class he brought to his work with Nina Simone, the soundtrack to The Wiz, and Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie. Fans of underground 70's soul and blaxploitation soundtracks will find much to love here. A 16 page booklet with new liner notes, rare photos and lyrics is included."