“Ease on Down the Road” is a song that gives the fun, the musicality, the VOCALS, the history, the yellow brick road, the energy and the full on SOUL through the screen. It lives on forever as one of our favorite soundtrack songs, not only in Black cinema, but in all types of films. Period.⁠

“Ease on Down the Road” is a song from the 1975 Broadway musical The Wiz, an R&B re-interpretation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The Charlie Smalls–composed tune is the show’s version of both “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard” from the 1939 version of The Wizard of Oz. In the song, performed three times during the show, Dorothy and her friends the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion dance their way down the Yellow Brick Road and give each other words of encouragement.⁠

Watch the legendary cast perform “Ease on Down the Road”. 

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Artist Name: The Wiz

Album Name: The Wiz Soundtrack

And did y’all know that this recording earned Michael Jackson his first Grammy Award nomination with Diana Ross – his previous two were with his family group, the Jacksons – in the category of Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1979? ⁠

I hope this brings back some nostalgia for y’all! Pop this movie on before the year ends if at all possible.

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