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Melvin Van Peebles - Don't Play Us Cheap (Original Cast & Soundtrack Album) album download


Melvin Van Peebles


Don't Play Us Cheap (Original Cast & Soundtrack Album)


Soul / Funk / Screen / Stage

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1301 mb

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4.1 ✱


Dialogue, Soul, Soundtrack, Gospel, Comedy



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Melvin Van Peebles - Don't Play Us Cheap (Original Cast & Soundtrack Album) album download

Melvin Van Peebles' Don't Play Us Cheap was originally intended as his follow-up film to Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. Although that film was completed, it could not find a distributor, and Van Peebles ended up staging it on Broadway. This is the original cast recording of that production, the music entirely composed by Van Peebles himself.

Don't Play Us Cheap is a 1972 musical written, produced, and directed by Melvin Van Peebles, about an imp and a devil who take human form and try to break up a Harlem house party. A film version was produced in 1973. Trinity and Brother Dave are a pair of devil-bats looking for a party to break up. They come across a party in Harlem.

Written-By, Composed By, Producer. Supervised By. Larry Shaw.

On the back of the sleeve, the names of the artists and matched with the actors and actresses who play the parts. All songs Wonderland Music Co. (BMI). Similar to Various - Walt Disney's Mary Poppins: Original Cast Soundtrack. Unlike that release, this label has "STEREO" with "STER-4026" underneath it on the left-side, middle and "Side 1" or "Side 2" on the right-side, middle.

IMDb Original Series. Celebs, Events & Photos. Jake Gyllenhaal on STARmeter. Melvin Van Peebles' Don't Play Us Cheap may play its beats like a sledgehammer but don't let that deter you. tavm31 May 2014. After months of this being listed as "long wait" on Netflix, I finally got the disc of this movie from them just today. It was the fact this was Melvin Van Peebles' follow-up to his hit Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song that got me wanting to watch this as well as the fact it was originally a stage musical he wrote.

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song. One which stood out for us though was the soundtrack to radical artist, director and poet Melvin van Peebles’ Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, the flick that went on to become the highest grossing independent film ever at the time and a cornerstone of the early ’70s Civil Rights struggle. As Jeff Weiss writes in the liner notes, for all the resistance mounting in the streets, no black director had yet made a film that captured the spirit of rebellion, frustration and the refusal to accept injustice

Redirected from Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative). Melvin "Block" Van Peebles (born August 21, 1932) is an American actor, filmmaker, playwright, novelist and composer. He is most famous for creating (and starring in) the acclaimed film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, which heralded a new era of African-American focused films. He is the father of actor and director Mario Van Peebles.

What are the best albums by Melvin Van Peebles? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. MELVIN VAN PEEBLES Don't Play Us Cheap OST 2xLP STAX STS 23006 US '72 SEALED 12B Condition: New. Time left: 9h 5m 4s. Ships to: Worldwide. Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date indicated and are subject to change.

Продавец: Интернет-магазин Ozon. Адрес: Россия, Москва, Пресненская набережная, 10. ОГРН: 1027739244741


A1 You Cut Up The Clothes In The Closet Of My Dreams 5:45
A2 Break That Party & Opening 2:15
A3 The Eight Day Week 0:45
A4 Saturday Night 1:15
A5 The Bowsers Thing (Instrumental) 3:55
A6 The Book Of Life 4:20
B1 Quittin' Time 7:05
B2 Aint Love Grand (Instrumental) 4:10
B3 I'm A Bad Character 2:35
B4 Know Your Business (Instrumental) 1:45
B5 Feast On Me 3:25
C1 Ain't Love Grand 4:10
C2 Break That Party (Instrumental) 3:00
C3 Someday It Seems That It Just Don't Even Pay To Get Out Of Bed 3:25
C4 Quartet (Instrumental) 5:45
C5 The Phoney Game 1:40
D1 It Makes No Difference 2:30
D2 Bad Character Bossa Nova (Instrumental) 3:35
D3 Quartet 4:05
D4 The Washingtons Thing (Instrumental) 5:00
D5 (If You See A Devil) Smash Him 2:15

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Stax Records, Inc.
  • Published By – Yeah Inc.
  • Recorded At – Advantage Sound
  • Mixed At – Advantage Sound
  • Pressed By – Sonic Recording Products, Inc.


  • Art Direction – David E. Krieger*
  • Engineer – Lou Gonzales
  • Performer [David] – Avon Long
  • Performer [Earnestine] – Rhetta Hughes
  • Performer [Harold Johnson, Rat] – Nate Barnett
  • Performer [Miss Maybell] – Esther Rolle
  • Performer [Mr. Bowser] – Robert Dunn
  • Performer [Mr. Johnson, Cockroach] – Frank Carey
  • Performer [Mr. Percy] – Thomas Anderson
  • Performer [Mr. Washington] – Geo. ("Ooppee") McCurn*
  • Performer [Mrs. Bowser] – Mabel King
  • Performer [Mrs. Johnson] – Jay Vanleer
  • Performer [Mrs. Washington] – Joshie Jo Armstead*
  • Performer [Trinity] – Joe Keyes Jr.
  • Photography By [Back Cover], Artwork [Booklet Art] – Shelby McPhearson
  • Photography By [Cover Photo] – Jim Hinton
  • Photography By [Liner Photography] – Jeruscha Weissman, Jim Hinton, Ron Batzdorff
  • Supervised By [Album Supervision] – Bill Cherry
  • Supervised By [Creative Supervision] – Larry Shaw
  • Supervised By [Musical Supervision] – Harold Wheeler
  • Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Melvin Van Peebles


Gatefold sleeve.
Includes double-folded booklet with synopsis and cast.

Auto-coupled sides:
Record 1: Side A / Side D
Record 2: Side B / Side C

All selections published by Yeah Inc. (ASCAP)

Recorded and mixed at Advantage Sound Studios, N.Y.C.
A Production of Yeah Inc.

℗ 1972 Stax Records, Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): SS-0379
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): SS-0380
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side C): SS-0381
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side D): SS-0382
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A): SS 0379 LG SON K-5356
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B): SS 0380 LG + HW SON K-5357
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side C): SS 0381 LG SON K-5358
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side D): SS-0382 LG SON K-5359

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
STS 2-3006 Melvin Van Peebles Don't Play Us Cheap (Original Cast & Soundtrack Album) ‎(2xLP, Album, Promo) Stax STS 2-3006 US 1972
STS 2-3006 Melvin Van Peebles Don't Play Us Cheap (Original Cast & Soundtrack Album) ‎(2xLP, Album) Stax STS 2-3006 US 1972
STS-2-3006, STS-3006 Melvin Van Peebles Don't Play Us Cheap (Original Cast & Soundtrack Album) ‎(2xLP, Album) Stax, Stax STS-2-3006, STS-3006 US 1972
STS 2-3006 Melvin Van Peebles Don't Play Us Cheap (Original Cast & Soundtrack Album) ‎(2xLP, Album) Stax STS 2-3006 US 1972
SCD24 3006-2 Melvin Van Peebles Don't Play Us Cheap ‎(CD, Album, RM) Stax SCD24 3006-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1999

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