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Friday
Sep182009

Music: Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man

Marvin Gaye called this one of the most honest recordings he had
ever made. And with each play of this 1972 soundtrack to the
blaxploitation movie of the same name, you believe it more and
more. The movie plot was essentially about Mr.T(Robert Hooks)
who was a jack of all trades in South Central Los Angeles, including
being a private eye, being framed in a war between a drug lord,
a crooked police captain and two small-time hustlers. The music
on this soundtrack is seductive soul that is chock full of honesty
and power. Gaye was arguably at his best here, making the album
a must have for any music lover. The title track as well as 'T Plays
It Cool' are standouts here, but overall it is a good album to put
on and mellow out to in those moments when you're not on the
go.

Marvin Gaye - T Plays It Cool, 'Trouble Man' Soundtrack(1972)


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