Saturday, December 16, 2006

The Thing With Two Heads!

Today's music comes from Lee Frost's classic film starring Ray Milland and Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier ( and possibly maybe even slightly inspiring How to Get Ahead in Advertising, at least a little bit, perhaps? ), The Thing With Two Heads! Okay, I know, that exclamation point isn't a part of the title like Airplane! or something, but I can't type that without throwing one at the end. It's really a title that's better yelled than spoken. Try it next time you talk about it. Scares the hell out of people. By the way, I want to apologize for the really weird spacing up there, it's kinda hard to read, but I can't fix it properly.

The Thing With Two Heads! is of course the light hearted romp where some doctors "transplant a white bigot's head on a soul brother's body", as the tagline goes. Hilarity, as you might imagine, ensues. It's a fairly entertaining movie, but it's not the most highly regarded film ever made. Probably not the most highly regarded film made that week, even. It is notable for featuring the first credited work by the most handsome man in make-up effects and 6-time Academy Award winner, Rick Baker.

And now, your tracklist, featuring the incomparable Sammy Davis, Jr.!
1. A Prayer (03:12)
Peformed By Jerry Butler
2. Dip, Dip I Got My Hands Full (03:55)
Performed By Billy Butler & Infinity
3. Bongolia (02:14)
Performed By The Incredible Bongo Band
4. Here I Am Again (03:08)
Performed By Ollie Nightingale
5. Fool's Paradise (02:23)
Performed By The Sylvers
6. May The Best Man Win (03:21)
Performed By Ollie Nightingale
7. I'm Truly Happy (02:45)
Performed By The Sylvers
8. Bongo Rock (02:36)
Performed By The Incredible Bongo Band
9. Take My Hand (04:23)
Performed By Sammy Davis, Jr.
10. Oh Happy Day (02:30)
Performed By The Mike Curb Congregation


nealsnow said...

Ha! I used to play this movie in my stores to get reactions out of the regulars. It's far from a good movie, but it sure as hell leaves an impression.

Skulla Petra Lunga said...

Holy guacamole! NICE POST!


Anonymous said...

The problem I have with a "soundtrack" like this type is that it says "Music inspired by..."....which means it's not music heard in the movie itself (mostly). The original score was by Robert O. Ragland (Grizzly, etc.). "Soundtrack" albums like this are mostly junk, IMHO, when it's not all music actually from the film itself.


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