Fritz the Cat (soundtrack)

The Fritz the Cat OST is the 1972 soundtrack album to the Ralph Bakshi directed animated film of the same name.

Fritz the Cat
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Released1972
RecordedNovember 1971 – January 1972
GenreSoul jazz, blues, rock and roll, psychedelic rock, funk
Length38:44
LabelFantasy Records
ProducerEd Bogas and Ray Shanklin
Ralph Bakshi film soundtrack chronology
Fritz the Cat
(1972)
Heavy Traffic
(1973)

The soundtrack features a number of blues, funk and rock and roll songs as well as the film's score as performed by Ed Bogas and Ray Shanklin.

The album was originally released on Fantasy Records in 1972. It was later re-released in 1996 on compact disc as part of a compilation that featured both the soundtracks to Fritz the Cat and another Ralph Bakshi feature, Heavy Traffic, on the same disc.

Various musical cues and instrumental songs from the film are not featured on the soundtrack and remain unreleased to this day. On November 23rd, 2018, Varese Sarabande Records reissued the soundtrack on a picture disc LP.

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Track listingEdit

Side one
  1. Black Talk (Earland) – 2:28
  2. Duke's Theme (Ray Shanklin) – 5:25
  3. Fritz the Cat (Crumb-Bogas) – 0:55
  4. Mamblues (Tjader) – 3:00
  5. Bo Diddley (Ellas McDaniel) – 2:20
  6. Bertha's Theme (Shanklin) – 4:56
Side two
  1. Winston (Ed Bogas) – 2:18
    • Performed by The Innocent Bystanders
  2. House Rock (Bogas-Day) – 2:52
  3. The Synagogue (Traditional, arr. Bogas) – 1:11
  4. Yesterdays (Harbach-Kern) – 3:25
  5. Love Light of Mine (Betty Watson) – 2:47
    • Performed by The Watson Sisters
  6. The Riot (Bogas-Saunders) – 3:07
  7. You're The Only Girl (I Ever Really Loved) (Krantz-Bogas-Shanklin) – 3:10

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