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"Across 110th Street" (1972) opening REMIXED

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Uploaded on Jan 24, 2009

Opening of 1972 "Across 110th Street" RE-MIXED: instead of the original audio I've swaped out the original Bobby Womack track for the other, more orchestrated recorded version, just to see hear how it would work. And man it DOES work -- albeit now minus some of those funky 70's rough edges of the original version (congas) which did give it that great 70s 'blaxplotation vibe. Anyway I've got both versions up here so you can compare them, the original and my Remix version. See what you think!

Tarantino used this version of the song in "Jackie Brown...not once, but twice (!) First in the opening credits with Pam Greer floating down the airport people mover (pretty cool) then he used it again in the closing scene with Robert Foster. Both to very good effect. More recently the same track was used in "American Gangster". So I hope Mr. Womack is catching some nice royalties.

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. It has some great 70's vibe and feel, especially for New York City and & Harlem back then.

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

"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 all right,
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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