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I recently watched an old video from Jim Holiday's Only the Best documentary series, chronicling the bios of various stars from the "golden age of erotica," which I haven't seen in some 15 years. It was striking how GREAT some of the old porno music soundtracks were. I kept wishing the performers would quit moaning so I could hear the music better, and it was frustrating that so many great sounding tunes were cut short.

I vaguely remember owning a few of the old porn soundtrack vinyl albums, one of the best being Devil in Miss Jones.

Image So, curious, I browsed YouTube for old porn movie music, and came up with some startlingly good old 70s/80s progressive rock and jazz-funk. I see a lot of these old soundtracks are out on CD now, and I'll probably seek a few. I remember being in actual porn theaters in the 70s and loving the music more than a lot of the actual movies.

I worked at the Pussycat Theater in San Diego (and wrote a Reader cover feature about it: link below), and the old theater sound system was terrific. It's a shame most people only think of the incredibly lame Deep Throat music when they think of porn scores. Pity.

Every single song below is gonna get played a bunch 'round MY house. A couple of the funk jams are EPIC!

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These YouTube streams are audio only, but note some mature content such as Ron Jeremy's slightly profane (if funny) introduction to "Happy Ass":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNcskH... Amanda By Night 1981

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58yiJv... Happy Ass 1975

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbBi2j... Sex-O-Rama 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkucVK... Peach Fuzz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKB4S1... "Gus on the Bus" from The Travelling Salesman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c_STKjrN_g&feature=related Plumber’s Delight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDPUWd... Debbie Does Dallas (serious funk!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6kxau... Cramming for College 1973, rips off Stevie Wonder’s riff from Superstition

RELATED ARTICLE:

Image "Pussycat Theaters: When 'Cathouses Ruled California" -- for the first time, the inside story of the west coast Pussycat Theater chain of adult moviehouses, which peaked in the '70s but later died out. Company head Vince Miranda owned and lived part time at the Hotel San Diego, operating several other local theaters downtown and in Oceanside, Escondido, etc. Told by those who actually ran the theaters, with a complete theater-by-theater encyclopedia covering every Pussycat that ever screened in CA -- http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs...

Image "Battle Of The Peeps" - feature article about a weird gig I had in the mid-'80s, running a strip club called Jolar, for the nation's second biggest pornographer, Harry Mohney (Deja Vu Showgirls founder).

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