The Weird World of Blowfly

The Weird World of Blowfly

Director: Jon Furmanski Cast: Blowfly
, Clarence Reid
Clarence Reid
, Tom Bowker
Tom Bowker
Jon Furmanski

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Clarence Reid is a songwriter, producer, and musician who worked with the likes of Betty Wright, Bobby Byrd, Gwen McCrae, KC and the Sunshine Band, Dinah Washington, and many more over the course of a career that spanned four decades. But when he wasn't busy making hits for other people or cutting records on his own, Reid had a profitable second career as Blowfly, the world's filthiest and craziest R&B singer, recording a series of X-rated party albums in which he turned soul hits into hilarious tales of sexual perversity and wrote original tunes that offered freaky smut with a dance beat. (He also claims to have released the first rap record in 1965 with the rhyming sex tale "Rap Dirty.") Blowfly's records were underground hits in the 1970s, and artists from Ice-T to Jello Biafra have cited him as an influence. Almost 70 years old and struggling to make a living after a bad business deal cost him the rights to his songwriting catalog, Reid is still on the road, doing the Blowfly act wherever there's an audience that wants to see him. Filmmaker Jonathan Furmanski offers a look into Reid's past and present in the documentary The Weird World of Blowfly, which features plenty of footage of Blowfly on-stage and in the studio and explores the sometimes prickly relationship between Reid and his manager and bandleader, Tom Bowker. The Weird World of Blowfly received its world premiere at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/15/2011
UPC: 0022099786825
Original Release: 2010
Rating: NR
Source: Indieblitz Releasing
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 43,218

Special Features

Two Feature Commentaries with Director Jonathan Furmanski and Clarence "Blowfly" Reid; ; An Hour of Deleted Scenes, Including Six Additional Blowfly Songs

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Blowfly Participant
Clarence Reid Blowfly
Tom Bowker Participant
Otto VonSchirach Participant
Die Arzte Participant
Ice-T Participant
Chuck D Participant
Bo Crane Participant
Norwood Fisher Participant
Bob Perry Participant
Jello Biafra Actor
Jaime Lowe Participant
Steve Alaimo Participant
Jimmy Maslon Participant
Dorothy Martin Participant
Patricia Johnson Participant
Joe Galdo Actor
Rodrigo González Participant
Beth B. Participant
Tracy Reid Actor

Technical Credits
Jon Furmanski Director,Producer
Doug Bernheim Musical Direction/Supervision
Cy Christiansen Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Weird World of Blowfly
1. Intro/Studio [4:55]
2. "Porno Freak" [2:05]
3. Los Angeles [4:06]
4. "Shake Your Ass" [2:51]
5. "Booty Bus" [4:41]
6. Food & Otto [3:09]
7. "Rap Dirty" [5:36]
8. History [6:59]
9. Past & Future [2:36]
10. My Dick Can Fly [3:59]
11. Pizza [5:22]
12. "Suck It" [3:58]
13. "Big Fat Ho" [3:24]
14. Hospital [5:00]
15. Family [3:45]
16. "Nobody But You" [:35]
17. Blow & Otto [4:53]
18. Mother [6:05]
19. What's Next? [4:25]
20. Credits [6:51]
1. "My Dick Comes Out At Night" [1:50]
1. Hustler Magazine (Extended) [3:41]
1. "Booty Bus" [1:36]
1. "R. Kelly In Cambodia" [3:07]
1. The State Of Rap [1:14]
1. Eugene, Oregon [3:16]
1. Blowfly's Honey [2:06]
1. "Faggot's World" [2:48]
1. Johnny's Record Shop [1:41]
1. Willie In The Studio [1:38]
1. Old Friend Jimmy [1:33]
1. Bielefeld (Extended) [2:59]
1. Rügen Autographs [1:33]
1. Greg & Taylor [2:40]
1. Berlin Autographs [1:37]
1. Blowfly's Tour Of Miami [2:17]
1. Record Sales [1:07]
1. "Electronic Pussy Sucker" [2:16]
1. Düsseldorf Breakdown [3:03]
1. "I Wanna Fuck Your Dog" [2:33]
1. New Costume [3:07]
1. Örebird Morning [3:03]
1. Lady Miss Kier [3:25]
1. Jeff Lemlich [4:19]

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