Sunday, November 9, 2008

Dolemite R.I.P. (Rudy Ray Moore 1927-2008)

DISCLAIMER: ADULT CONTENT!!!!! Sorry, kids....this one's for grown-ups...






Due to just sheer laziness and procrastination on my part (plus, Moore's death happening right smack dab in the middle of prep and posting of the Mighty Marvel Monsterbash 2008), I didn't get around to paying tribute in a timely manner to a wordsmith and comedian that has brought me a lot of joy over the years: Rudy Ray Moore (March 17, 1927 – October 19, 2008). Well, today I plan on rectifying that...





Many of us out there only know him from his blaxploitation comedy films of the 1970s, specifically the inafamous Dolemite (1975) and it's sequel, The Human Tornado (1976), but the man had a discography and filmography that would put most to shame:

Discography:

  • Below the Belt (1959)
  • Beatnik Scene (1962)
  • Comedian is Born (1964)
  • Let's Come Together (1970, recorded 1967)
  • Eat Out More Often (1970)
  • This Pussy Belongs To Me
  • Merry Christmas, Baby
  • Cockpit
  • Return of Dolemite
  • Sensuous Black Man
  • Dolemite for President
  • Zodiac
  • I Can't Believe I Ate the Whole Thing
  • Jokes by Redd Foxx
  • Live in Concert
  • The Player - The Hustler
  • House Party: Dirty Dozens Vol.1
  • The Streaker
  • Dolemite Is Another Crazy Nigger
  • Sweet Peeter Jeeter
  • Turning Point
  • Close Encounter of the Sex Kind
  • Good Ole Big Ones
  • Hip Shakin' Papa
  • Greatest Hits
  • This Ain't No White Christmas
  • Raw, Rude, and Real
  • 21st Century Dolemite
  • Hully Gully Fever
  • Genius of Rudy Ray Moore
Filmography:

So...to pay tribute to the man that many have credited as the Godfather of hip-hop and rhyme, I'll be sharing a few things from Moore's discography from my collection so that, even though the man may not be with us anymore....his words sure as hell can still make us laugh. Enjoy....


Tracklist:
01. Dolemite (Ben Taylor)
02. The Queen
03. Do You

04. The Rumble
05. Mayor¹s Get-Away
06. Power of Your Love (Mary Love)
07. Willie Green
08. When We Start

09. The Hitman
10. Ghetto Expressions

11. Time is on our Side (Revelation Funk)
12. Creeper
13. The Jive Jungle
14. Flatland
15. Dolemite (Ben Taylor w/ Moore narration, film version)
16. Flatland (film version)
17. Human Tornado (from Human Tornado)

18. Miss Wonderful (from Human Tornado)
19. Dolemite Radio Spot version 1
20. Dolemite Radio Spot version 2
21. Human Tornado Radio Spot
22. Untitled


Dolemite OST download link




Sweet Peter Jeeter Download Link


Track Listing:

1. Petey Wheatstraw (Vocal)- Nat Dove & The Devils
2. Ghetto St. USA- Nat Dove & The Devils
3. Zombie March (Instrumental)- Nat Dove & The Devils
4. Loving You (Vocal)-Nat Dove & The Devils
5. Walking Theme (Instrumental)- Nat Dove & The Devils
6. Ghetto St. USA (Vocal)- Nat Dove & The Devils
7. Joy (Vocal)- Nat Dove & The Devils
8. Steve's Den (Instrumental)- Nat Dove & The Devils
9. Loving You (Instrumental)- Nat Dove & The Devils
10. Petey Wheatstraw (Instrumental)- Nat Dove & The Devils
11. Junkie Chase (Instrumental)- Nat Dove & The Devils


Petey Wheatstraw OST Download Link



The Cockpit Download Link

7 comments:

Howie Pyro said...
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Howie Pyro said...

just wondering where tracks 15-20 are after the dolemite soundtrack...thanks!

a bit about me ... said...

Your blog rocks, I'm loving it, cheers, Rico

DJ Kool JB said...

these are classics, great job!!!
if by any chance you can get his "Sensuous Black Man" that would be truly awesome

DJ Kool JB said...

tracks 15-20 are missing :(

John Purley said...

Can you repost the links to this page?