Album of the Day
Quentin Tarantino followed his Oscar win for Pulp Fiction with the equally audacious crime film Jackie Brown, starring Pam Grier as a smuggler in search of a big payday. As in most Tarantino films, music plays a key role and the 1997 soundtrack album features a highly listenable mix of radio hits and off-the-beaten-path tracks with a bit of movie dialogue sprinkled in. Given the film's debt to '70s blaxploitation, vintage R&B from the likes of Bobby Womack, Bill Withers and The Delfonics predominates, but there are also a few cool curveballs thrown in (such as Johnny Cash's “Tennessee Stud”). As part of Rhino's summer soundtracks campaign, JACKIE BROWN: MUSIC FROM THE MIRAMAX MOTION PICTURE is now available at indie retail as a limited edition blue vinyl pressing.