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Thread started 07/02/21 9:29pm

S2DG

Summer of Soul (2021) with Sly/Stevie/Gladys Knight

I've seen the Sly footage before but this looks like another must see.


https://www.youtube.com/w...-siC9cugqA

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Reply #1 posted 07/03/21 6:31am

SPYZFAN1

Damn!!...I want to see this.

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Reply #2 posted 07/03/21 8:12am

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It’s on Hulu
I plan to watch it this weekend
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Reply #3 posted 07/03/21 8:57am

JoeBala

Watching tonight!
Just Music-No Categories-Enjoy It!
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Reply #4 posted 07/03/21 9:33am

S2DG

jjhunsecker said:

It’s on Hulu I plan to watch it this weekend



Great news, thought I was going to have to wait! Thanks for the heads up.

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Reply #5 posted 07/03/21 10:43am

Strive

Ugh, just give us the raw concert footage please.

"When you deny people the option to not pick a side, you may not like the side they'll pick."
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Reply #6 posted 07/03/21 1:33pm

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You know, it really peeved me when I heard about the Summer of Soul. White American continues to erased Black culture. Never, in 53 years of life, have I ever heard about Summer of Soul. When I saw a report on CBS Sunday Morning about it last week, I was just stupified. How did we never hear about this?!?! This was huge!

Of course, no one ever heard about the city of Philadelphia dropping a bomb in a predominately Black neighborhood either. So... there's that.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #7 posted 07/03/21 2:45pm

Strive

TrivialPursuit said:

You know, it really peeved me when I heard about the Summer of Soul. White American continues to erased Black culture. Never, in 53 years of life, have I ever heard about Summer of Soul. When I saw a report on CBS Sunday Morning about it last week, I was just stupified. How did we never hear about this?!?! This was huge!

Of course, no one ever heard about the city of Philadelphia dropping a bomb in a predominately Black neighborhood either. So... there's that.

What a ridiculous claim. Blaming White America on you never hearing of this. When it was a jew that filmed this and (poorly) tried to make use of the footage for all these years. When you heard about it through CBS Sunday Morning, a national TV problem.

The Bombing Of West Philly was a documentary made in 1987 for PBS. Where were you in 1987?

Let the Fire Burn, the one you probably seen, was directed by Jason Osder, a white man.

And let's not forget.

"Maxwell House Coffee sponsored the event, and 300,000 people showed up. Walter Cronkite even announced the festival during a broadcast that also covered the Apollo 11 moon landing."

Damn you white people.

"When you deny people the option to not pick a side, you may not like the side they'll pick."
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Reply #8 posted 07/03/21 6:45pm

SoulAlive

I wanna see this.I'll definitely buy the blu-ray when it comes out.

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Reply #9 posted 07/03/21 7:32pm

JoeBala

Some tears with Mahalia and Mavis moment. I hope they release the whole concert in full.
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Reply #10 posted 07/03/21 9:31pm

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Strive said:

When it was a jew ....


Racist. Bye.

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Reply #11 posted 07/04/21 8:52am

Strive

TrivialPursuit said:

Strive said:

When it was a jew ....


Racist. Bye.

lol pointing out that a jew filmed this and sat on the footage is racist but blaming white people for erasing black culture isn't. Mine's actually based in facts.

"Harold Monroe Tulchin was born to Jewish immigrants from Ukraine in Elizabeth, N.J., on Dec. 23, 1926. His father, Leo, was a machinist and a supermarket manager, and his mother, the former Clara Fisher, was a homemaker. He graduated from the University of Iowa with bachelor’s and master’s degrees and studied acting and directing at the Dramatic Workshop in Manhattan.

From a job in programming with Sterling Television, a syndicator, he went to the advertising agency Young & Rubicam, where he worked for President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1956 re-election campaign, his daughter said. He then began directing live commercials for shows like “The $64,000 Question” and “The Philco Television Playhouse.” He became an expert in the use of videotape, especially in commercials.

In the years after the Harlem festival, Mr. Tulchin directed TV specials with Wayne Newton, Noel Harrison and Lesley Gore, and a rock ’n’ roll revival special starring Chubby Checker and Little Richard. He also formed a commercial production firm."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/arts/television/hal-tulchin-90-dies-documented-a-little-seen-black-woodstock.html

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Reply #12 posted 07/04/21 9:20am

CoolMF

So I was able to start this on yesterday and get through the 1st 15 minutes before my kids killed the vibe. I've never seen Stevie get down on drums like that. This looks to be really good and I can't wait to finish.

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On a side note, I saw the entire Sly concert on YouTube a few years ago. Really interesting and great set but was the 1st time I realized that Freddie would sing Sly's parts from time to time...

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Reply #13 posted 07/04/21 10:32pm

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Looks great, Stevie really is a wonder

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Reply #14 posted 07/05/21 6:16am

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Ugh, just give us the raw concert footage please.


I to want the entire show uncut. i only have some old VHS tapes with some of the concerts of this festival (Sly and Stevie's sets).

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Reply #15 posted 07/05/21 1:31pm

Abdul

I watched it yesterday, Stevie getting down on the drums and the keys, the Mahalia & Mavis moment and the Sly and the Family Stone segments were the highlight for me.

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Reply #16 posted 07/05/21 3:01pm

RJOrion

TrivialPursuit said:

You know, it really peeved me when I heard about the Summer of Soul. White American continues to erased Black culture. Never, in 53 years of life, have I ever heard about Summer of Soul. When I saw a report on CBS Sunday Morning about it last week, I was just stupified. How did we never hear about this?!?! This was huge!

Of course, no one ever heard about the city of Philadelphia dropping a bomb in a predominately Black neighborhood either. So... there's that.



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Reply #17 posted 07/05/21 7:09pm

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This was GREAT stuff, some of it had me in tears.

Their is actually some 48 hours of concert material so I guess that will make a DVD at some point.

The one performance that actually surprised me was the Pips.

I've never seen them get down like that. Damn......that was nice.

Mahalia & Mavis was tear jerker as well.

Very nice.....

A great mix of history & music.

A Must see in my opinion.

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Reply #18 posted 07/06/21 8:03am

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I think Questlove should try to find these and get them re-released like Disney+ is doing with the new 6 hour version of The Beatles Let It Be called Get Back. He probably has the clout to do so. There is also a 1979 special made for German TV by a guy named Manfred Durniok.


You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #19 posted 07/06/21 6:04pm

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MickyDolenz said:

I think Questlove should try to find these and get them re-released like Disney+ is doing with the new 6 hour version of The Beatles Let It Be called Get Back. He probably has the clout to do so. There is also a 1979 special made for German TV by a guy named Manfred Durniok.





I’ve wanted to see “Save the Children “ for decades... I wonder if rights issues have held this in limbo
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Reply #20 posted 07/06/21 6:07pm

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SoulAlive said:

I wanna see this.I'll definitely buy the blu-ray when it comes out.


I’ll be right behind you. I have a home theater surround system and would love to have this on Blu-ray to crank it up
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Reply #21 posted 07/06/21 7:48pm

SoulAlive

jjhunsecker said:

SoulAlive said:

I wanna see this.I'll definitely buy the blu-ray when it comes out.


I’ll be right behind you. I have a home theater surround system and would love to have this on Blu-ray to crank it up


Yes! They can just take my money now
biggrin I know that I will really enjoy this.
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Reply #22 posted 07/09/21 7:36am

RJOrion

TrivialPursuit said:



Strive said:





When it was a jew ....




Racist. Bye.



Nothing new...that commenter has a history of that type of commentary..as evidenced by their multiple comments in this thread
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Reply #23 posted 07/09/21 7:48am

RJOrion

Amazing documentary...the film's commentary about the politics and movements of that era were compelling...the clothes and styles were fascinating...our beautiful black women with their natural hair, no outlandish weaves and wigs and over-sexualized clothes...amazing musical icons in their youth, like Stevie, Gladys & The Pips, BBKing, and The 5th Dimension...i definitely shed tears during The Staples Singers segment...i had forgotten how much i loved Mavis Staples as a little boy...
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Reply #24 posted 07/09/21 8:00am

RJOrion

I lost it during the Mahalia Jackson/Mavis Staples gospel segment too...and im not even a Christian... razz
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Reply #25 posted 07/09/21 8:08am

RJOrion

There was no displays of coonery, thuggery & aggression, no scantily clad female performers, needlessly and shamelessly exposing their body parts and twerking their cheeks. no "men" sliding down stripper poles and engaging in overt promiscuity with other "men"...just hours of good clean excellence from descendants of Africa.
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Reply #26 posted 07/09/21 8:34am

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RJOrion said:

There was no dispays of coonery, thuggery & aggression, no scantily clad female performers, needlessly and shamelessly exposing their body parts and twerking their cheeks. no "men" sliding down stripper poles and engaging in overt promiscuity with other "men"...just hours of good clean excellence from descendants of Africa.


It was a time when singing abilities, musicianship, and song craft were valued over spectacle and hype and hysteria
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Reply #27 posted 07/09/21 9:19am

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jjhunsecker said:

It was a time when singing abilities, musicianship, and song craft were valued over spectacle and hype and hysteria

There was only 3 major TV networks back then (+PBS) and no internet. There was no 24 hour MTV cable channel. There was the National Enquirer though, which was the TMZ/Wendy Williams of that era. lol Other than a few shows like American Bandstand, Ed Sullivan, Lawrence Welk, & Shindig, music wasn't even on TV much during the 1960s. Then some of that was taped over by the networks at the time, because they saw no future value in music programs.

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #28 posted 07/09/21 9:52am

S2DG

RJOrion said:

Amazing documentary...the film's commentary about the politics and movements of that era were compelling...the clothes and styles were fascinating...our beautiful black women with their natural hair, no outlandish weaves and wigs and over-sexualized clothes...amazing musical icons in their youth, like Stevie, Gladys & The Pips, BBKing, and The 5th Dimension...i definitely shed tears during The Staples Singers segment...i had forgotten how much i loved Mavis Staples as a little boy...


Everything here is what I came back to this thread to say, except I didn't know who Mavis was as a little boy lol

So beautiful, so powerful and a history lesson that needs to be taught today. Questlove put this together so beautifully, it was just an awesome time capsule.

Can't wait for the release to see some of these artists full sets. Mahalia Jackson blew my mind and made me cry.

Need to watch it again...

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Reply #29 posted 07/09/21 10:07am

RJOrion

S2DG said:



RJOrion said:


Amazing documentary...the film's commentary about the politics and movements of that era were compelling...the clothes and styles were fascinating...our beautiful black women with their natural hair, no outlandish weaves and wigs and over-sexualized clothes...amazing musical icons in their youth, like Stevie, Gladys & The Pips, BBKing, and The 5th Dimension...i definitely shed tears during The Staples Singers segment...i had forgotten how much i loved Mavis Staples as a little boy...


Everything here is what I came back to this thread to say, except I didn't know who Mavis was as a little boy lol

So beautiful, so powerful and a history lesson that needs to be taught today. Questlove put this together so beautifully, it was just an awesome time capsule.

Can't wait for the release to see some of these artists full sets. Mahalia Jackson blew my mind and made me cry.

Need to watch it again...



Word...Questlove definitely deserves acknowledgement and awards for the job he did...the way the interviews and archived footage was interspersed with the concert scenes was masterful...i cant wait to watch it again
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