First Listen: Butch Tavares returns to "Give Her A Ride" in 70s action-style song

(November 26, 2017) Cinematographer and songwriter S. Craig Zahler has issued a new feature film featuring Vince Vaughn, Brawl in Cell Block 99. And not only does the film concept recall many popular movies of the 1970s, but the movie also features a soundtrack that will get the attention of classic soulheads. Featuring the O’Jays and Butch Tavares, the album has the big, orchestral, funky elements of urban 70s soundtracks.

Zahler tells us, “Conceptually, I approached each tune much as I would a novel or script by beginning with a basic character—the protagonist.   Some of these tunes were conceived to complement scenes in the movie, and others were written to serve as a direct counterpoint, but all were to be heartfelt journeys from the perspective of the songs’ protagonists.”

(November 26, 2017) Cinematographer and songwriter S. Craig Zahler has issued a new feature film featuring Vince Vaughn, Brawl in Cell Block 99. And not only does the film concept recall many popular movies of the 1970s, but the movie also features a soundtrack that will get the attention of classic soulheads. Featuring the O’Jays and Butch Tavares, the album has the big, orchestral, funky elements of urban 70s soundtracks.

Zahler tells us, “Conceptually, I approached each tune much as I would a novel or script by beginning with a basic character—the protagonist.   Some of these tunes were conceived to complement scenes in the movie, and others were written to serve as a direct counterpoint, but all were to be heartfelt journeys from the perspective of the songs’ protagonists.”

The first song on the album features longtime SoulTracks fave Butch Tavares (the falsetto lead of Tavares), on a driving, horn-filled number that captures the feel of 70s action films. Butch sounds great and the cut is a fresh, outside the box song in 2017. Check it out below and tell us what you think!

Butch Tavares – “Give Her A Ride”

 
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