"Across 110th Street"(1972) Opening Sequence REMIXED

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Uploaded on January 24, 2009 by serotta2 Powered by YouTube

Instead of the original audio track in the film, I've RE-MIXED it a bit, substituting the other, more orchestrated, version of the superb Bobby Womack song on the audio track, just to see hear it would work instead. And man, it DOES work -- albeit now minus some of those funky rough 70's edges of the original version with the congas, which does give it that great 70s blaxplotation" vibe. Ive got both versions up here so you can compare, the original and my re-mixed one. See what you think;

Tarantino used this version of the song in "Jackie Brown. Not once but twice (!) both in the opening credits with Pam Greer floating down the airport people mover, and again in the closing scene with Robert Foster. Both to very good effect.

Again, more recently the same track was used in Micheal Manns "American Gangster.

I hope you enjoy this - it seems very popular and I cant get over the number of hits it gets.

More info:
"Across 110th Street" (1972) is one of the better Blaxploitation Films of the 1970's. Has some great 70's vibe and feel especially of NYC and Harlem.

"Across 110th Street", the song, is well written and beautifully sung in this version credited to "Bobby Womack and Peace". Bobby Womack's a truly gifted vocalist.
Finally here are the VERY WONDERFUL SONG LYRICS:
http://www.uulyrics.com/music/bobby-womack/song-across-110th-street/

"Across 110th Street"
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I was the third brother of five,
Doing whatever I had to do to survive.
I'm not saying what I did was alright,
Trying to break out of the ghetto was a day to day
fight.
Been down so long, getting up didn't cross my mind,
I knew there was a better way of life that I was just
trying to find.
You don't know what you'll do until you're put under
pressure,
Across 110th Street is a hell of a tester.

Across 110th Street,
Pimps trying to catch a woman that's weak
Across 110th Street,
Pushers won't let the junkie go free.
Across 110th Street,
Woman trying to catch a trick on the street.
Across 110th Street,
You can find it all in the street.

I got one more thing I'd like to y'all about right now.
Hey brother, there's a better way out.
Snorting that coke, shooting that dope man you're
copping out.
Take my advice, it's either live or die.
You've got to be strong, if you want to survive.

The family on the other side of town,
Would catch hell without a ghetto around.
In every city you find the same thing going down,
Harlem is the capital of every ghetto town.

Across 110th Street,
Pimps trying to catch a woman that's weak
Across 110th Street,
Pushers won't let the junkie go free.
Across 110th Street,
A woman trying to catch a trick on the street, ouh baby
Across 110th Street,
You can find it all in the street.
Yes he can, oh

Look around you, just look around you,
Look around you, look around you, uh yeah

(Great stuff huh?)


-Jed

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New York City, 1970s, Seventies, 70's, New York, Films, Harlem, Black, Soul, Kotto, Across 110th Street, Womack, Bobby, Art & Animation

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