Diggin’ In The Crates: ‘Bustin’ Loose’ Soundtrack


As I was watching Bustin' Loose, featuring Cicely Tyson and Richard Pryor as they transport a rag-tag bunch of troubled kids to a farm from Philadelphia to Washington State, last night on cable, two things dawned on me:

  1. This movie is not as great as I once thought it was when I was a child
  2. I was only really watching the movie to catch clips from the great soundtrack
This soundtrack can essentially be classified with the rest of Roberta Flack's discography, since she is the sole artist featured on all of the tracks. This album, which is out of print and not available on CD, is rare gem for those who can find it. I was luckily able to find the track below which features a very familiar voice and frequent one-time Flack collaborator early in his career. 

Trivia question: Why was production was halted on Bustin' Loose for several weeks?

Roberta Flack: "Just When I Needed You"

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12 Responses

  1. You can download this track and you stopped loving me on limewire

  2. I'm gonna take an educated guess and say that production was halted because of the death of Donny Hathaway.

  3. I believe that was around the time Rich accidentally set himself on fire. *smh*

  4. Are you talking about production of the album or movie?

  5. Yeah I'm with Will ... I think that was when that pipe lit him up.

  6. @ Will & S. Flemming:
    You are both correct.

  7. I own this soundtrack. Kinda inherited it from my mom in vinyl form, then downloaded it years later.

  8. The voice heard on the track with Roberta is the late great Luther Vandross!

  9. My cousins and I used to play this soundtrack over and over..great memories LOL

  10. Nikki, where did you download the soundtrack from? I've been looking for it.

  11. I have those two songs from the soundtrack but i really want the song featured in the closing credits...the one with the children's voices in the chorus. I loved that movie for the soundtrack, and Cicely Tyson.

  12. i loved this movie. I watched it on demand tonight and cried when I heard this song! It brought back soooooooooo many memories. This was one of those movies that I used to watch with my father as a child. God rest his soul. I need this soundtrack!