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4.7 out of 5 stars
Truck Turner: Original Soundtrack [VINYL]
Format: Vinyl|Change
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on 14 June 2011
After scoring the soundtrack to Shaft and having major success with it, Isaac hayes was propelled into the stratosphere, enjoying major success with his subsequent Stax albums. Hayes then branched out to starring in the movies himself and after having a leading role in "Three tough guys" a low budget blaxpoltation flick in 1974 and scoring the soundtrack as well it was only a matter of time before Hayes was starring in the film as a star - Truck turner was to be that film, which incidentally is one of Quentin Tarantino's favourite movies! and again Hayes scored the subsequent soundtrack.

Now Hayes studio albums were relatively short affairs, maybe 4 or 5 tracks per album but this album see's a whopping 17 tracks ! Now if your expecting 17 Isaac Hayes vocal tracks you'll end up disappointed, this is after all a score to a movie first and foremost but what a score ! From the wah wah guitar funk of the title song ( a complete rip off of the Shaft theme but a good one nonetheless!) to the blistering 9 minute funk odyssey of "Pursuit of the pimpmobile" ( worth the price of admission alone!) the George Benson esq mellow jazz of "Blue's crib" and the laid back "Dorinda's party" Hayes deliver's an album diverse in range covering blaxplotation funk, mellow jazz,soul and even a touch of blues too!

There are 4 vocal tracks on the album (inc the title song) and all are very good. This still ranks as my favourite Hayes album and in my opinion is far more consistent than the "Shaft" score though obviously there's nothing that will ever top that particular song.

If you love blaxpoltation soundtracks or just love Isaac Hayes this should be in your collection.
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on 15 June 2015
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on 25 May 2004
This soundtrack was originally very difficult to get hold of on vinyl, due to the fact that Stax were in finacial difficulty when this was originally released, and not many copies made it. Shame, cos it's really good as Blaxploitation soundtracks go, Isaac does the sunny, laidback jazz really well on these scores, and can also get funky too. This is one of those albums you can just stick on and listen all the way through, great on a long car journey. NB - the sound may be '24 bit remaster', but the original 'hiss' from the master is still here.
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