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Black Activism In House Music 3: Issac Hayes 'Theme From Shaft' (Gene Douglas Vocal Club Mix)

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Published on Dec 14, 2009

After a couple of tracks of Nick Holder, a funny but hopeful track featuring Barack Obama, here is 'Theme From Shaft' by Isaac Hayes remixed by Gene Douglas. I wanted to bring up the subject of 'Blaxploitation' and the subsequent representation of black people in the movie history. You will find interesting links down this section. If you want to learn more, just click on them :)
The song is linked to 'Shaft', a 1971 movie considered by many to be the first 'blaxspoitation' example. According to Wikipedia: 'Theme From Shaft' was not intended to be a single, but the success of the film and the popularity of the track in nightclubs led to a 45 record of the theme being released on Enterprise Records two months after the soundtrack. Within two months, it hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there a second week. The song had an enormous influence on the disco and soul music of the decade.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theme_fr...
Here is another link to the first 'Shaft' movie...:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaft_(1...)
... And the newest one, featuring Samuel L. Jackson in the title role:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaft_(2...)
Finally, a full page about 'Blaxploitation'...:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaxploi...
...And the video of 'Theme From Shaft' from 2000:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmhFS3...

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