Across 110th Street
It is no coincidence that this song is on the Soundtrack for both Tarantino's Jackie Brown (1997), and Ridley Scott's American Gangster (2007). Originally written for the movie Across the 110th Street, 1972 - the sound of the times.
Opening track from the album with "Ain't No Sunshine", Bill Withers 1971.
We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue
1970, Curtis Mayfield.
Feel Like Makin' Love
More sensual than funky, perhaps, but Roberta Flack deserves to be on the list. 1974.
I Can Understand It
Bobby Womack is as energetic as James Brown here, only lesser known. 1972.
Blaxploitation movie soundtrack, 1972, Curtis Mayfield.
A long time favorite - 1972.
I Wish I Didn't Miss You
Angie Stone was born in 1961, but didn't release her first album until 1999. …