Aaron Loves Angela

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Aaron Loves Angela
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Directed by Gordon Parks, Jr.
Produced by Robert Anderson
Morton J. Mitosky
Lloyd S. Gilmour Jr.
Written by Gerald Sanford
Starring Moses Gunn
Kevin Hooks
Irene Cara
Music by José Feliciano
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • December 25, 1975 (1975-12-25)
Running time
99 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Aaron Loves Angela is a 1975 American Soul Cinema Classic 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.


Aaron Loves Angela is about two teenagers living in the slums of New York City who are deeply in love with each other. Angela (Irene Cara), who is Puerto Rican, falls in love with Aaron (Kevin Hooks), who is black. Their relationship is not approved by either of their parents. They both rebel against their parents' prejudices, but soon find out that their friends and neighbors share the same prejudices as their parents.



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Soundtrack album by Jose Feliciano
Released March 30, 1976 (1976-03-30)
Recorded November, 1975
Genre Pop, jazz
Length 33:52
Label Private Stock Records
Producer José Feliciano
Jose Feliciano chronology
Just Wanna Rock'n'Roll
(1975)Just Wanna Rock'n'Roll1975
Sweet Soul Music
(1977)Sweet Soul Music1977

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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