Superfly is a 1972 (see 1972 in film) blaxploitation film known primarily for its soundtrack by soul singer Curtis Mayfield (see Superfly (soundtrack)). In fact, Superfly is the only movie ever to have been outgrossed by its soundtrack. Image File history File links source: http://images. ... Image File history File links source: http://images. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... See also: 1971 in film 1972 1973 in film 1970s in film years in film film Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring... Blaxploitation is a portmanteau of the words black and exploitation. ... Jump to: navigation, search For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Jump to: navigation, search Curtis Mayfield (June 3, 1942 â December 26, 1999) was an African American soul, funk and R&B singer, songwriter and guitarist probably best known for his soundtrack to the blaxploitation film Superfly. ... Superfly was a 1972 (see 1972 in music) film whose soundtrack by Curtis Mayfield is widely considered a classic of early-1970s soul. ...
The movie starred Ron O'Neal as Youngblood Priest, a drug dealer who is trying to quit the business. Ron ONeal (September 1, 1937 in Utica, New York, USA – January 14, 2004 in Los Angeles, California, USA — of pancreatic cancer) was an American actor, director and screenwriter. ...
Never a dude like this one! He's got a plan to stick it to The Man!
"Pusherman," the major vocal theme of the film, identifying the protagonist ("a man of odd circumstance, a victim of ghetto demands"), is almost scary and perverse, given Curtis' manner: He kisses the word "pusherman" rather than sings it.
The moral is that ol' Superfly is still badass stuff even if the cops are behind it, and also that this record is currently selling as well as good coke and deserves to do so.
A textbook case of a soundtrack that artistically dwarfs the film that spawned it, Curtis Mayfield's opus is a testament to the powers of a musician at the top of his game.
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