fripodding and succeeding: bobby womack – across 110th street


As I stated earlier this week, I’ve been rather busy attempting to get back on top of my numbers at work. Ya know, my “A Game.” Last week was my D game. This week might’ve been a B+ game. Even though I had several meetings I could write off to subtract from my numberly goal, I still wanted to surpass my own expectations. But hey, I did what I had to do.

But enough about that. Let’s get on to today’s iPick for the friPod.

Once again I thought I’d pick something relevant to Black History month… but again I lied. It’s not that I couldn’t pick such a song, but usually it’s what iSaac and I are feeling at the moment when the pick is chosen. Today, we picked Bobby Womack’s Across 110th Street.

Thanks to Quentin Tarantino, my ears have been opened to this gritty, real-life account to the hardships of the ghetto. Not that I haven’t heard songs like that before (specifically from the 70’s) because I can name a few artists that would tell you like it is: Stevie Wonder, James Brown and Curtis Mayfield to name a few. But it’s just something about this song. Maybe it’s how he chant “Across 110th street” as the instruments flare up. I think it’s the instruments that have a lot to do with it, really. But I also just like the lyrics as well.

And movie buffs may have heard this song in other movies too. I was just informed this song is also featured on such a movie called Across 110th Street. Imagine that. Actually the song, and several others, was sung by Womack himself. That’s how Black cinema was done back then. Again, check Curtis Mayfield and Super Fly. Another movie this song is featured in is American Gangster. But there’s another song from that movie I liked a lot I’ll save for another day. But let’s take a look at the scene from QT’s Jackie Brown that sent me to iTunes in the first place.

The scene itself isn’t all that thrilling, but it’s nicely done. Tarantino has a thing for long one shots. He also likes to pay homages to heroes, like blaxploitation movies, such as this one and using that era’s sex symbol Pam Grier. The movie itself was pretty good. Classic Tarantino, even though it’s not truly his since he didn’t write it. But I’ll forgive him. But extra kudos to him for picking this song to start the movie. It’s also a great song to drive to… or wait in traffic… or walking down 109th Street.

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