Aaron Loves Angela

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Aaron Loves
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Directed byGordon Parks, Jr.
Produced byRobert Anderson
Morton J. Mitosky
Lloyd S. Gilmour Jr.
Written byGerald Sanford
StarringMoses Gunn
Kevin Hooks
Irene Cara
Music byJosé Feliciano
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • December 25, 1975 (1975-12-25)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryUnited States

Aaron Loves Angela is a 1975 American blaxploitation film written by Gerald Sanford and directed by Gordon Parks, Jr. This film stars Moses Gunn, Kevin Hooks and Irene Cara. Both Cara and Hooks made early film appearances in this piece. This is the final film that Gordon Parks, Jr. directed before his death on April 3, 1979.


This modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet deals with the struggles of living in Harlem and interracial divides in the 1970s. Two teenagers living in the slums of New York City are deeply in love with each other. Angela (Irene Cara) is Puerto Rican girl who lives in the Spanish Harlem with her mother. She falls in love with Aaron (Kevin Hooks), a young black basketball player. Their interracial relationship is not approved by either of their parents, and they soon find out that the same prejudice is shared by their friends and neighbors. They rebel by meeting in secret, yet soon find themselves in danger.



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Soundtrack album by
ReleasedMarch 30, 1976 (1976-03-30)
RecordedNovember, 1975
GenrePop, jazz
LabelPrivate Stock Records
ProducerJosé Feliciano
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The soundtrack was composed by José Feliciano and Janna Marlyn Feliciano, recorded and performed on the José Feliciano Album "Angela" for Private Stock Records. Forty years after being recorded, in 2016, the soundtrack was re-released for the first time for digital stores.

  1. "Angela" (performed by José Feliciano)
  2. "Sweet Street" (performed by José Feliciano)
  3. "I've Got Feeling" (performed by José Feliciano)
  4. "Nirvana Part 1 & 2" (performed by José Feliciano)
  5. "Why?" (performed by José Feliciano)
  6. "Michaelangelo" (performed by José Feliciano)
  7. "Salsa Negra" (performed by José Feliciano)
  8. "As Long as I Have You" (performed by José Feliciano)

Not included on the album but in the movie were:

  1. "What I Wanna Do" (performed by José Feliciano)
  2. "Wilfull Strut"

(Both these songs were used as B-sides of the single, "Angela" in different territories)

  • In Latin countries, the single "Angela" included the same song sung in Spanish on the B-side, same version in Spanish was also part of the LP in those Latin countries like first song of b-side

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