- Released: April 14, 2003
- Label: Camden International
Uncut - 6/03, p.1194 stars out of 5
- "...A very appetizing soundtrack....Ghetto chic oozes from every groove..."c
- 2.Heavy Changes
- 3.Run, Tina, Run!
- 4.There He Is Again
- 6.Main Chance
- 7.Good to the Last Drop
- 8.Blacula Strikes!
- 9.What the World Knows
- 10.I'm Gonna Catch You
- 12.Fire Bombs
- 13.Finding Love, Losing Love
Producers: Billy Page, Norm Ratner, Wally Holmes.
Reissue producer: Mike Ragogna.
Includes liner notes by Julian F. Myers.
Original score composed by Gene Page and Billy Page.
One of the most intriguing developments of '90s retro pop culture was the renewed appreciation of '70s funk, particularly as derived from the numerous "blaxploitation" films of the period. One of the most notorious of those films, BLACULA was the tale of a black vampire who terrorized his victims to an outrageously funky score. This reissue of the 1972 film's soundtrack, composed and conducted by Gene Page, makes a case for itself as one of the great neglected pieces of funk history. Certainly Page's mix of funky instrumentals, complete with wah-wah guitar and horn stabs, and soulful vocal tunes, was inspired by its more mainstream contemporaries, but it bears a decidedly unique character. You don't have to be a kitsch hound to fall prey to BLACULA's seductive charms.