Sehr lange war dieser Blaxploitation-Soundtrack mit der Musik von Johnny Pate aus dem Jahr 1973 nicht mehr erhältlich,
doch nun wurde er von BBE neu aufgelegt:
Something of an auteur soundtrack Pate not only composed every track he also did all the arrangements, produced the album and conducted the orchestra in the recordings. His selection of musicians to feature on the album reads like a who’s who of African American Jazz and RnB greats starting with the inspired choice of selecting Adam Wade to sing the title track. Add into the mix the likes of James Mtume and James Beck; two musicians who have worked with Gato Barbieri, Miles Davis, Carlos Franzetti, James Brown, Lonnie Liston Smith, Wes Montgomery, Carlos Garnett and Eddie Henderson amongst others and you get a clear sense of how good this album is.
Now available from BBE Music, this re-issue of the original soundtrack of Brother On The Run not only showcases Johnny Pate’s creative genius as a composer, songwriter and arranger, it also combines heart rending Soul with the bass heavy Funk driven sound that would ring the changes for African American RnB to be much more Afrocentric, more political, more hard edged and …well… just more damn funky.