The time off gave me time not only to listen to music, but to watch a few movies as well. I got a chance to watch about 20 movies during my “hiatus.” A Bronx Tale was one of them. I can’t remember where I heard about it being a good movie from, but the suggestion was on point. In one of the most dramatic scenes of the move, the main character Calogero, also known as “C” is running home to his neighborhood after 4 of his friends are killed in a fiery car crash. As the song in the background plays and C runs home, my mind is running as well, because I know the song from somewhere. About 2 minutes later I figure out where I know the song from, it was sampled in “The Truth” by Pharoahe Monch. It is one of many gems on the f an uncleared sample) debut of the Brooklyn emcee. The joint features Talib Kweli and Common. The song that it samples is “Cristo Redentor” by Harvey Mandel which was released in 1968. It is a cover of Donald Byrd’s version, which was released five years earlier. Byrd’s version of “Cristo Redentor” is the one I heard on A Bronx Tale so I’ve included that version as well.
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