Shaft In Africa: 45s Collection

Johnny Pate

Shaft In Africa: 45s Collection

  • Label: Dynamite Cuts
  • Catalogue number: DYNAM70747075
  • Format: 2 x 7 inch
  • Genres: Funk, Funky Jazz, Rare Grooves, Soul Funk, Soul Jazz
  • Origin: United Kingdom
£14.99

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Tracklist

Side 1
"You Can't Even Walk In The Park" (Opening Theme) (2:35)
Side 2
"Truck Stop" (2:19)


Side 3
"Shaft In Africa" (3:03)
Side 4
"El Jardia" (3:05)

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Description

Johnny Pate's musical work on "Shaft In Africa", the 1973 sequel to the better-known "Shaft", has long been regarded as one of the strongest soundtracks of the Blaxploitation era. To prove the point, double seven-inch specialists Dynamite Cuts have gathered together some of the most potent tracks on two "45s". Check first the gloriously over-the-top Afro-beat/Blaxploitation funk fusion that is spiralling opener "You Can't Even Walk In The Park", before diving into the jaunty Afro-funk blast that is "Shaft In Africa" (and yes, it does include some serious wah-wah guitar action). On record two, "Truck Stop" is a more laidback affair where fuzzy horns sharply rise above dense African percussion, while "El Jardia" is a more laidback affair influenced by North and East African jazz and soul.

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