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Melvin Van Peebles

Melvin Van Peebles (born 21-August-1932 in Chicago, Illinois --- aka Brer Soul) 

A & M 1296 – Lily Done The Zampoughi Everytime I Pulled Her Coattail (Part 1) / Lily Done The Zampoughi Everytime I Pulled Her Coattail (Part 2) – 1968
Beverly Hills  9352 – Love, That’s America / Sold On You – 1970
Stax 0097 - Sweetback's Theme (Stereo) / Sweetback's Theme (Mono) - 1971
 
Stax 0097 - Sweetback's Theme / Hoppin’ John - 1971 
Atlantic 3039 – Eyes On The Rabbit (3:33) / Eyes On The Rabbit (5:06) – 1974 (Promo Issue Only)
Atlantic 3039 – Come On Write Me / Eyes On The Rabbit – 1974

Lp’s

A & M   Sp 4161 – Br’er Soul – 1969
Tracks: Lily Done The Zampoughi Everytime I Pulled Her Coattail (7:15) / Mirror Mirror On The Wall (4:39) / The Coolest Place In Town (3:17) / You Can Get Up Before Noon Without Being A Square (3:27) / The Dozens (5:05) /// Tenth And Greenwich (Women’s House Of Detention) (9:06) / Come Raise Your Leg On Me (4:16) / Sera Sera Jim (4:15) / Catch That On The Corner (6:59).

Beverly Hills   Bhs-26 – Original Music From The Soundtrack Of ‘Watermelon Man’ - 1970
Tracks: Love, That’s America (4:57) / Great Guy (2:31) / Eviction Scene (5:10) / Soul’d On You (3:40) /// Where Are The Children (3:35) / Erica’s Theme (2:40) / Fugue 1 (2:08) / Fugue 2 (2:35) / Fugue 3 (4:35).

A & M   Sp-4223 – Ain’t Supposed To Die A Natural Death – 1971
Tracks: Three Boxes Of Longs Please / You Ain’t No Astronaut / Come On Feet Do Your Thing / Funky Girl On Motherless Broadway / Put A Curse On You /// I Got The Blood / You Gotta Be Holdin Out Five Dollars On Me / Heh Heh (Chuckle) Good Morning Sunshine / Salamaggi’s Birthday.

A & M   Sp-4326 – As Serious As A Heart Attack – 1971
Tracks: Rufus And Ruby (7:58) / Mother’s Prayer (Vocals – Rhetta Hughes) (4:03) / The Country Brother And The City Sister (6:16) / Chippin (2:55) /// Just Don’t Make No Sense (4:47) / Dear Mistuh P (2:43) / Love That America (4:23) / I Remember (4:53) / My Pal Johnny (4:09).

Stax   Sts 3001 – Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song – 1971
Tracks: Sweetback Losing His Cherry (2:45) / Sweetback Getting It Uptight And Preaching It So Hard The Bourgeois Reggin Angels In Heaven Turn Around (5:00) / Come On Feet (4:15) / Sweetback’s Theme (Featuring Brer Soul, Earth Wind & Fire) (7:36) /// Hoppin John (2:25) / Voices (0:11) / Mojo Woman (2:43) / Voices (0:15) / Sanra Z (3:47) / Voices (0:17) / Reggin Hangin On In There As Best They Can (2:58) / Voices (1:13) / Won’t Bleed Me (2:41) / The Man Tries Running His Usual Game But Sweetback’s Jones Is So Strong He Wastes The Hounds (Yeah! Yeah! And Besides That Will Be Coming Back Takin’ Names And Collecting Dues) (4:25). 

Stax   Sts 2-3006 – Don’t Play Us Cheap – 1972 (Double Lp)
Tracks: Disc One You Cut Up The Clothes In The Closet Of My Dreams (5:45) / Break That Party & Opening (2:15) / The Eight Day Week (0:45) / Saturday Night (1:15) / The Bowsers Thing (Instrumental) (3:55) / The Book Of Life (4:20) /// Quittin’ Time (7:05) / Ain’t Love Grand (Instrumental) (4:10) / I’m A Bad Character (2:35) / Know Your Business (Instrumental) (1:45) / Feast On Me (3:25).Disc Two Ain’t Love Grand (4:10) / Break That Party (Instrumental) (3:00) / Someday It Seems That It Just Don’t Even Pay To Get Out Of Bed (3:25) / Quartet (Instrumental) (5:45) / The Phoney Game (1:40) /// It Makes No Difference (2:30) / Bad Character Bossa Nova (Instrumental) (3:35) / Quartet (4:05) / The Washingtons Thing (Instrumental) (5:00) / (If You See A Devil) Smash Him (2:15).

A & M   Sp-3510 – Ain’t Supposed To Die A Natural Death – 1972
Tracks: Three Boxes Of Longs Please / You Ain’t No Astronaut / Come On Feet Do Your Thing / Funky Girl On Motherless Broadway / Put A Curse On You /// I Got The Blood / You Gotta Be Holdin Out Five Dollars On Me / Heh Heh (Chuckle) Good Morning Sunshine / Salamaggi’s Birthday.

Atlantic   Sd 7295 - What The .... You Mean I Can’t Sing – 1974
Tracks: A Birth Certificate Ain’t Nothing But A Death Warrant Anyway (3:57) / So Many Bars (4:11) / Save The Watergate 500 (3:21) / Superstition (5:05) / There (3:58) / Come On Write Me (3:42) / Eyes On The Rabbit (5:09) / My Love Belongs To You (10:22).

Cd’s

Capitol 29614 – Ghetto Gothic – 1995
Tracks: Blinded By Your Stuff (4:55) / On 115 (2:49) / My Love Belongs To You (4:52) / There (4:49) / Greasy Lightnin’ (3:50) / Lily Done The Zampoughi Everytime I Pulled Her Coatail (6:00) / Same Ole Raggedy Song (2:44) / The Apple Stretching (10:31) / Just Don’t Make No Sense (5:50) / Quittin Time (5:59).

Stax   2scd-88040-2 – The Melvin Van Peebles Collection – 1999 (Double Cd)
Tracks: Disc One Sweetback Losing His Cherry (2:45) / Sweetback Getting It Uptight And Preaching It So Hard The Bourgeois Reggin Angels In Heaven Turn Around (5:00) / Come On Feet Do Your Thing (4:15) / Sweetback’s Theme (7:36) / Hoppin John (2:25) / Mojo Woman (2:55) / Sanra Z (4:01) / Reggin Hangin On In There As Best They Can (4:27) / Won’t Bleed Me (2:41) / The Man Tries Running His Usual Game But Sweetback’s Jones Is So Strong He Wastes The Hounds (Yeah! Yeah! And Besides That Will Be Coming Back Takin’ Names And Collecting Dues) (4:25).Disc Two You Cut Up The Clothes In The Closet Of My Dreams (Mrs. Washington & Company) (5:45) / Break That Party & Opening (David, Trinity & Company) (2:15) / The Eight Day Week (Mr. Percy & Company) (0:45) / Saturday Night (Company) (1:15) / The Bowsers Thing (Instrumental) (3:55) / The Book Of Life (Mr. Bowsers & Company)(4:20) / Quittin’ Time (Mr. Washington & Company) (7:05) / Ain’t Love Grand (Instrumental) (4:17) / I’m A Bad Character (Trinity & Company) (3:37) / Know Your Business (Instrumental) (1:45) / Feast On Me  (Mrs. Bowser & Company)(3:25) / Ain’t Love Grand (Earnestine & Company) (4:10) / Break That Party (Instrumental) (3:00) / Someday It Seems That It Just Don’t Even Pay To Get Out Of Bed (Rat & Cockroach) (3:25) / Quartet (Instrumental) (5:45) / The Phoney Game (David & Company) (1:40) / It Makes No Difference (Miss Maybelle & Company) (2:30) / Bad Character Bossa Nova (Instrumental) (3:35) / Quartet (Earnestine, Miss Maybelle, David, Trinity, & The Johnsons) (4:05) / The Washingtons Thing (Instrumental) (5:00) / (If You See A Devil) Smash Him (Company) (2:23).

Water 122 – What The .... You Mean I Can’t Sing – 2003
Tracks: A Birth Certificate Ain’t Nothing But A Death Warrant Anyway (3:57) / So Many Bars (4:11) / Save The Watergate 500 (3:21) / Superstition (5:05) / There (3:58) / Come On Write Me (3:42) / Eyes On The Rabbit (5:09) / My Love Belongs To You (10:22).