A quick reminder: The documentary “Mr. Untouchable,” about former Harlem drug kingpin Nicky Barnes, opens tomorrow in and around New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Washington, D.C.
This puts me in a nostaligic 1970s headspace. So... time for another contest. (Haven’t had one in a while.)
Click here and listen to the mystery track... an obscure one from the early ’70s.
The first person to put the recording artist’s name in the comments section will win a prize.
That prize is the official promotional “mix tape” for “Mr. Untouchable.” It includes vintage music by James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Bootsy Collins, Willie Hutch and others. Hip-hop producer Hi-Tek did the mix, overseen by Damon Dash. This CD will not be available commercially.
Have fun. (Only one guess per person.)
UPDATE (10/27/07): I’ll have to give away that “Mr. Untouchable” mix tape some other way. This track is “Scoop” from the 1973 LP “The Man From the East” by Red Buddha Theatre. I would’ve also accepted Stomu Yamashta, whose brainchild this was.
Yamashta went on to contribute music to the David Bowie film “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” and he collaborated with Steve Winwood, Al DiMeola and others on the 1976 concept album “Go.”