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From The Soundtrack Of The Smash Hit Movie By Melvin Van Peebles ConfessionsOfa Ex-Doofus-Itchyfooted MUTHA



Bogue/Magic City Records proudly welcomes Mr. Melvin Van Peebles, the "Godfather of independent film and modern black cinema" to the Bogue family. Some of his film work includes "The Story of a Three Day Pass", "Watermelon Man", and "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song". After working in three vastly different styles of filmmaking (European art, American studio and Independent) Van Peebles moved on to other interests. He wrote and composed two Tony-nominated Broadway musicals, "Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death" and "Don't Play Us Cheap", both which led to the growing Black presence on Broadway. Two of the songs, featured in his latest movie production, "ConfessionsOfa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted MUTHA", "Come On Write Me" and "Love Me Some Highway" are featured on this YEAH/MAGIC CITY RECORDS release. "Come On Write Me" is right on point with a great urban R&B sound and a taste which puts it right in the rap mix. This tune is full of humor and lightheartedness and will tickle your funny bone. His play on words is congenial and makes you want to listen to it again and again; enjoying it each time you hear it, with a recollection of his exceptional natural capacity for creativity and genius. The other selection on this CD is a great tune entitled "Love Me Some Highway", a pseudo-hip- hop Delta blues. It is a unique blend of vocals and music with a very clever upbeat delivery and sharpness, a rough yet sincere approach to capture your interest and the feeling that you are in an intimate embrace with unequivocal mastery. Don't miss the opportunity to experience a man and his music at work. The words are real life, with touches of relevance to reach the soul. Melvin Van Peebles is capturing the imagination, so sit back, relax and enjoy the privilege. Also, here's a big dose of praise and gratitude for the tremendous contribution William "Spaceman" Patterson made as music supervisor to this fabulous project. Ann Sowell July 2009