Superfly, the soundtrack to one of the most memorable films from the early 1970s “blaxploitation” era and containing music written and produced by the late, great R&B/funk legend Curtis Mayfield, is now available on MP3 format from Amazon this month for only $5.00 as part of their 100 albums for $5 each deal.
Released originally over 40 years ago, Superfly remains more than just a curious curio from that genre where tough dialogue, almost miniscule budgets, and realistic gritty cinematography, along with liberal dashes of sex and violence, were large orders of the day. It’s a nice cornerstone of a soundtrack, taking the reins where the equally memorable musicality for Shaft left off about a year earlier.
Mayfield takes the ball now and delivers a mammoth slam dunk, superb tracks like the emotionally packed “Little Child, Running Wild,” the hypnotically caught in a groove loop “Give Me Your Love,” and well known tracks which have stood on their own separate from the film, the bass heavy, treble conscious “Pusherman,” the clavinet crawling “Freddie’s Dead” and the title track, which stands as almost the archetype anthem for the entire blaxploitation movement. Instrumentals and other equally sure footed tracks round out the collection. A must.
Browse all 100 albums on sale this month for only $5 each.
1. Little Child Runnin’ Wild
3. Freddie’s Dead
4. Junkie Chase
5. Give Me Your Love
6. Eddie You Should Know Better
7. No Thing On Me
Note – when you purchase MP3s through Amazon, it stores your purchases to Amazon’s Cloud Drive; from there you can stream the music right from their online player. Also, if you have a Kindle Fire, your MP3 purchases will automatically be available for you to stream on your device. All your purchases are backed up and available for you to download at any time. You can download the files to your computer to load to an MP3 device and to your iTunes account if you have one. If you’d like to gift these MP3 purchases, you can – just click the “Give album or song as gift” button on the right on the product page. From there you enter the recipient’s email address and then select either specific songs to gift or the entire album.