Friday, July 30, 2021

MUSIC DOCUMENTARY #25 Summer Of Soul ...Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised MP4

 

MUSIC DOCUMENTARY #25

Summer Of Soul ...Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised  MP4

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is an American documentary film directed by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. It had its world premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival on January 28, 2021 and had a limited theatrical release in the United States on June 25, 2021, before expanding on July 2, 2021 theatrically by Searchlight Pictures and digitally via Hulu. It received acclaim from critics, with praise aimed at the footage restoration.

The documentary examines the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, which was held at Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park) in Harlem and lasted for six weeks. Despite having a large attendance and performers such as Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone, The 5th Dimension, The Staple Singers, Gladys Knight & the Pips, and Sly and the Family Stone, the festival was seen as obscure in pop culture, something that the documentarians investigate. (Wikipedia)

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26 comments:

  1. Absolutely brilliant, BB. I had a feeling you might make this available... Many thanks.

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    1. Hi Arty,
      You must be psychic...
      Enjoy.

      Cheers.

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  2. Is there an audio version of this documentary please or of the concert? Thanks

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  3. There is a Sly Stone bootleg from this and I’m pretty sure there is a bootleg with other performances
    Tony

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    1. Thank Tony.
      I am sure someone will seek them out.

      Cheers.

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  4. I keep hearing about this film, and now I will finally get to see it. Thank you very much.

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  5. Fan-freakin-tastic Butterboy! I remember seeing the ads for this and wanting to see it but the proceeded to forget. Thanks for the reminder (and the show!)

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    1. Hi dc_animal,
      It is a terrific doco. Hope it will not disappoint.

      Cheers.

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  6. thanks! it's fantastic - watched it, went back to the start and watched it all again. such a shame it's been sat on a shelf for fifty years. A

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    1. Hi antony j

      Me too. Some things we are made to wait for, politics are always involved.

      Cheers.

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  7. Thank you so much. Fantastic. I was desperate to see this. Highly appreciated.

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    1. I hope you will enjoy this Doco, Postman.

      Cheers.

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  8. I read about this in the paper, big surprise, many thanks!

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  9. Awareness of this event, just the fact this quality footage was ever created in the first place and survived time, and the care taken to put this together is one of the most amazing things I have stumbled upon in recent memory. What a surprise. This was education anew, absolutely entertaining, totally mesmerizing, and yes.. WOW!

    A HUGE thank you BB!

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    1. Hi mrRadio.
      What a great feeling to be surprised. I am delighted that you found this work appealing.

      Cheers.

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