Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (soundtrack)

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Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song soundtrack.jpg
Soundtrack album by Earth, Wind & Fire
Released June 1971
Recorded 1971
Genre Soundtrack, blaxploitation
Length 37:28
Label Stax
Earth, Wind & Fire chronology
The Need of Love
(1971)The Need of Love1971
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
(w/Melvin Van Peebles)
Last Days and Time
(1972)Last Days and Time1972
Melvin Van Peebles chronology
Watermelon Man
(1970) Watermelon Man1970
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
(w/Earth, Wind & Fire)
(1971) Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song1971
Ain't Supposed To Die A Natural Death
(1972) Ain't Supposed To Die A Natural Death1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song is the soundtrack to Melvin Van Peebles' 1971 film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. The score was written by Van Peebles and performed by Earth, Wind & Fire. The soundtrack 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.