Sam Phillips later claims it was a good deal because it saved his business.
The eighteen-minute first track, the anti-draft Alice’s Restaurant Massacree, was extremely funny and a 60s counterculture favorite … especially with DJ’s who needed the time to go out for a puff. Pt.1 Pt.2 The song’s popularity raised the money for anequally funny movie in 1969.
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It’s from the MGM action film Shaft, which wins an Oscar for Best Music.