One of the most obscure blaxploitation soundtrack albums, Solomon King was the product of Sal Watts, who wrote, directed and starred in the movie. The album was produced for the film's premiere and was released on Sal's own record label. The entire first side is taken up by the 15-minute Solomon King Theme, a great funk track featuring good phased wah guitar, bizarre synth drums, a Shaft-style riff and some groovy breaks. The second side of the album contains several very dodgy soul cuts; stick to the first side.
Overall Rating: 4