Friday 17 February 2023

Posted by Gerry Hectic | File under : , , , ,

It's a busy day for BBE with the release of a number of re-issues from  the 1970s brilliance of the Perception Records back catalogue. 

But here's the one that's going to be on everyone's list as it's the original soundtrack to 'Brother On Run' by Johnny Pate. 

At the height of Blaxpliotation movies (indeed, this soundtrack got Pate the deal to follow up with the 'Shaft In Africa' soundtrack). And that's something you can hear on the longest track on the album, 'Auto Chase' with Mtume at his best with the big horns and some wah-wah guitar!

If you like a bit of sultry smutz, head straight for 'Ms Johnton's Sex Scene' or the organ sleaze of 'Lady Leaving Store' but what you'll want this album for is the 'Brother Of The Run' main track and the reprises.

Released in 1973, it's funkier than Lalo Schifrin but just as cool as, along with Pate on bass, Mtume is on percussion, Joe Beck guitar and they join Cedric Lawson (keys) and Donald MacDonald (drums).

Label mate. Julius Brockington was feeling this in his 'The United Chair' (review HERE) sessions and feel that Patrick Adams might has missed a trick if he'd got the two together but when ya brother's on the run, ya must just keep truckin' (as they used to say).

Artist: Johnny Pate

Title: Brother On The Run (The Original Soundtrack)

Release date: 17th February, 2023

Label : BBE Music

Catalog Number : BBE703 LP / CD / Digital / Bandcamp 


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