Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (soundtrack)

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Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
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Soundtrack album by Earth, Wind & Fire/Melvin Van Peebles
Released June 1971
Recorded 1971
Genre Soundtrack, blaxploitation
Length 37:28
Label Stax
Earth, Wind & Fire chronology
The Need of Love
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
(w/Melvin Van Peebles)
Last Days and Time
Melvin Van Peebles chronology
Watermelon Man
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
(w/Earth, Wind & Fire)
Ain't Supposed To Die A Natural Death
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

The Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song OST is the soundtrack to Melvin Van Peebles' 1971 film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. The score was written by Van Peebles himself and performed by the then-unknown group Earth, Wind & Fire. The soundtrack to Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song was ranked number 32 on Mojo Magazine's "MOJO 1000 - The Ultimate CD Buyers Guide" in the category soundtracks.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Sweetback Losing His Cherry" (2:45)
  2. "Sweetback Getting It Uptight And Preaching It So Hard The Bourgeois Reggin Angels In Heaven Turn Around" (5:00)
  3. "Come On Feet Do Your Thing" (4:15)
  4. "Sweetback's Theme" (7:36)

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Hoppin' John" (2:25)
  2. "Voices" (0:11)
  3. "Mojo Woman" (2:43)
  4. "Voices" (0:15)
  5. "Sanra Z" (3:47)
  6. "Voices" (0:17)
  7. "Reggins Hanging On In There As Best They Can" (2:58)
  8. "Voices" (1:13)
  9. "Won't Bleed Me" (2:41)
  10. "The Man Tries Running His Usual Game but Sweetback's Jones Is So Strong He Wastes the Hounds (Yeah! Yeah! and Besides That He Will Be Comin' Back Takin' Names and Collecting Dues)" (4:25)


  1. ^ "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song". Allmusic. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  2. ^ "MOJO 1000 - The Ultimate CD Buyers Guide". Rocklist.net. Retrieved December 14, 2012.