Blaxploitation movies were suddenly so hot in 1972 that it was deemed a smart idea to bash out—as the title may have tipped you off—a black vampire chiller. It wasn't. It was horrible, in unintended ways. But Gene Page came up with a very appetising soundtrack, which you could happily stick on between Isaac Hayes' Shaft and Marvin Gaye's Trouble Man without anyone noticing too drastic a drop in class.

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Blacula – BMG

Blaxploitation movies were suddenly so hot in 1972 that it was deemed a smart idea to bash out?as the title may have tipped you off?a black vampire chiller. It wasn’t. It was horrible, in unintended ways. But Gene Page came up with a very appetising soundtrack, which you could happily stick on between Isaac Hayes’ Shaft and Marvin Gaye’s Trouble Man without anyone noticing too drastic a drop in class. Ghetto chic oozes from every groove, and The Hues Corporation (prior to their one-off disco hit “Rock The Boat”) sound magical on the sob-fest “What The World Knows” and the racier “I’m Gonna Catch You”. Every note, er, counts. Bloodthirsty.