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Reply #30 posted 07/09/21 4:14pm

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S2DG said:


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



Exactly nod

Right from the beginning with the drum solo and the quick cuts, I knew this was going to be something special.

He won Sundance with this movie. https://www.youtube.com/w...8etsSGsTRc


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Reply #31 posted 07/09/21 4:47pm

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Reply #32 posted 07/09/21 10:18pm

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Whatcha mean your clothes, I bought 'em. lol I loved it.
Time keeps on slipping into the future...


This moment is all there is...
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Reply #33 posted 07/09/21 11:06pm

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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. [Edited 7/9/21 8:44am]

^^^^

Haven't seen it yet but just seeing the trailer and the talent I know this was an overlooked gem.

The Fifth Dimension women and Gladys Knight were gorgeous then. I know I saw a clip of Gladys Knight & the Pips on Youtube performing somewhere live back in 72. The Pips were some dancing fools then.

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Reply #34 posted 07/10/21 8:08am

RJOrion

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RJOrion said:


S2DG said:



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



Exactly nod


Right from the beginning with the drum solo and the quick cuts, I knew this was going to be something special.

He won Sundance with this movie. https://www.youtube.com/w...8etsSGsTRc



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Thanks for that update!...he definitely deserved it
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Reply #35 posted 07/10/21 8:12am

RJOrion

phunkdaddy said:



RJOrion said:


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. [Edited 7/9/21 8:44am]


^^^^



Haven't seen it yet but just seeing the trailer and the talent I know this was an overlooked gem.


The Fifth Dimension women and Gladys Knight were gorgeous then. I know I saw a clip of Gladys Knight & the Pips on Youtube performing somewhere live back in 72. The Pips were some dancing fools then.



Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis both still look great, even at their mature ages, but yes Ms. McCoo and Ms. Knight were both beautiful in the documentary...and hell yeah, The Pips footwork has always been underrated and overlooked.
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Reply #36 posted 07/10/21 11:30am

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RJOrion said:

I lost it during the Mahalia Jackson/Mavis Staples gospel segment too...and im not even a Christian... razz


The beauty of such music would move anyone.. no matter their belief system or even lack thereof
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Reply #37 posted 07/10/21 11:32am

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Strive said:



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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What is the relevance of mentioning that he was Jewish ?
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Reply #38 posted 07/10/21 11:33am

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RJOrion said:

phunkdaddy said:

^^^^

Haven't seen it yet but just seeing the trailer and the talent I know this was an overlooked gem.

The Fifth Dimension women and Gladys Knight were gorgeous then. I know I saw a clip of Gladys Knight & the Pips on Youtube performing somewhere live back in 72. The Pips were some dancing fools then.

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis both still look great, even at their mature ages, but yes Ms. McCoo and Ms. Knight were both beautiful in the documentary...and hell yeah, The Pips footwork has always been underrated and overlooked.

I've never seen the Pips get down like THAT. That was awesome.

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #39 posted 07/10/21 5:35pm

jfenster

The radio show "across 110th street" did part 1 today on the music of the movie. . 89.9 in NY with host Ayana Heaven
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Reply #40 posted 07/10/21 10:20pm

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Saw it earlier tonight. It was really good. Stevie was only 19 then and on the

verge of doing something greater. I like how Chris Rock took note of him not wanting to be

stuck on his sixties hits. Mavis and Mahalia Jackson was a defining moment.

Best gospel I've ever heard sung. The world would lose Mahalia 3 years later.

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Reply #41 posted 07/11/21 9:52am

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RJOrion said:

phunkdaddy said: Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis both still look great, even at their mature ages, but yes Ms. McCoo and Ms. Knight were both beautiful in the documentary...and hell yeah, The Pips footwork has always been underrated and overlooked.

I've never seen the Pips get down like THAT. That was awesome.

Emphasis on the bold.

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Reply #42 posted 07/11/21 1:46pm

RJOrion

Watching the STILL beautiful Marilyn McCoo cry while watching the old footage of herself and The 5th Dimension perform, made me cry again..smh.
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Reply #43 posted 07/11/21 2:02pm

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Watching the STILL beautiful Marilyn McCoo cry while watching the old footage of herself and The 5th Dimension perform, made me cry again..smh.

She has never seen that footage........can u imagine?

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Reply #44 posted 07/11/21 6:45pm

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RJOrion said:


Watching the STILL beautiful Marilyn McCoo cry while watching the old footage of herself and The 5th Dimension perform, made me cry again..smh.

She has never seen that footage.....can u imagine?



Word...and to hear her talk about how much it meant to be accepted by the hundreds of thousands of so called "black" people in the Harlem crowd, when alot of people back then were saying their music "wasnt black enough", was heavy stuff too..
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Reply #45 posted 07/11/21 6:51pm

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Stevie was built to perform in places like Harlem... in his scenes, he had the stage presence and energy of a 90's N.Y. hiphop artist...Stevie Wonder KILLT it... and his clothes were sharp as hell...19????
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Reply #46 posted 07/11/21 6:57pm

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RJOrion said:

Graycap23 said:

She has never seen that footage........can u imagine?

Word...and to hear her talk about how much it meant to be accepted by the hundreds of thousands of so called "black" people in the Harlem crowd, when alot of people back then were saying their music "wasnt black enough", was heavy stuff too..

Billy had that gruffy vioce going as well. I've never heard him sing like that.

I can't wait 2 get my hands on the entire 48 hours.

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Reply #47 posted 07/11/21 7:30pm

RJOrion

Graycap23 said:



RJOrion said:


Graycap23 said:


She has never seen that footage.....can u imagine?



Word...and to hear her talk about how much it meant to be accepted by the hundreds of thousands of so called "black" people in the Harlem crowd, when alot of people back then were saying their music "wasnt black enough", was heavy stuff too..

Billy had that gruffy vioce going as well. I've never heard him sing like that.


I can't wait 2 get my hands on the entire 48 hours.



I know, right?...Billy Davis went deep into his gospel bag to move the crowd in Harlem...it worked

lol
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Reply #48 posted 07/11/21 7:32pm

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RJOrion said:

Graycap23 said:

Billy had that gruffy vioce going as well. I've never heard him sing like that.

I can't wait 2 get my hands on the entire 48 hours.

I know, right?...Billy Davis went into his gospel bag to move the crowd in Harlem...it worked lol [Edited 7/11/21 19:31pm]

I didn't know brother even had that voice.

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Reply #49 posted 07/11/21 7:33pm

RJOrion

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RJOrion said:


Graycap23 said:


Billy had that gruffy vioce going as well. I've never heard him sing like that.


I can't wait 2 get my hands on the entire 48 hours.



I know, right?...Billy Davis went into his gospel bag to move the crowd in Harlem...it worked lol [Edited 7/11/21 19:31pm]

I didn't know brother even had that voice.



Me either ...i dont think the crowd did either
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Reply #50 posted 07/12/21 2:10am

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RJOrion said:

Stevie was built to perform in places like Harlem... in his scenes, he had the stage presence and energy of a 90's N.Y. hiphop artist...Stevie Wonder KILLT it... and his clothes were sharp as hell...19????


Stevie was rocking those Tamla colors.
I couldn't take my eyes off Marilyn McCoo either.
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Reply #51 posted 07/13/21 4:30am

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Mahalia and Mavis..... BLEW ME AWAY

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Reply #52 posted 07/13/21 1:54pm

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Just finished it. clapping Truly a ferocious, poignant portrait of authentic Black excellence. The fact that amazing, unique footage like that was kept from the public for decades is only proof that Black erasure and historical denialism in the Black arts has been a poisonous technique mastered by the White agenda to further oppress our beautiful culture. My favorite moments were the Aquarius performance by one of my favorite bands The 5th Dimension, Sly's Everyday People, as well as Stevie's clavinet solo and Mahalia and Mavis's heartfelt gospel. Oh by the way did anyone notice that the crowd wasn't too hyped up for David Ruffin's My Girl? Was it because there were no Temptations with him? Overall one of the best works in concert film art so far. Will definitely be getting it on Bluray.

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Reply #53 posted 07/13/21 2:21pm

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What is the relevance of mentioning that he was Jewish ?

Jews aren't white. If you wanna blame somebody, blame them (but you wouldn't dare lol )

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Reply #54 posted 07/20/21 1:43am

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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.



In the person's defense, it's not a ridiculous claim. Let's keep it a stack here. The institution of White supremacy has always found ways to distract, neglect, oddly erase, rewrite, or bury any real true and factual historical significance when it comes to the overall existence and contributions of Native Black Americans. What was pushed more around that time was Neil Armstrong to "land on the moon." Then, of course, that and the hype of Woodstock '69.

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Reply #55 posted 07/20/21 6:57am

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Strive said:



jjhunsecker said:


What is the relevance of mentioning that he was Jewish ?


Jews aren't white. If you wanna blame somebody, blame them (but you wouldn't dare lol )



I “wouldn’t dare” because I don’t share your anti-Semitic hatred

And since when are (European originated) Jewish people “not White “?
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Reply #56 posted 07/20/21 7:33am

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Probably since about the 13th century.

Come now JJ, we all know what this Strive account is like, but Jewish people being othered is hardly controversial.


There's a phrase for it isn't there? How being Jewish is considered white when it suits.

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Reply #57 posted 07/20/21 10:00am

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jaawwnn said:

Probably since about the 13th century.

Come now JJ, we all know what this Strive account is like, but Jewish people being othered is hardly controversial.


There's a phrase for it isn't there? How being Jewish is considered white when it suits.

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I’m sure this “Strive” person has used other personas on here

I just don’t know what relevance that guy being Jewish has to anything to do with the topic being discussed
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Reply #58 posted 07/20/21 12:02pm

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Got to see it a couple weekends back with my whole family at the THEATRE! First movie post-C***d! biggrin
Gotta love ?uestlove being the director and removing all the commentary and talking once the bands hit the breakdown of the song. cool

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Reply #59 posted 07/21/21 5:49pm

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hope we get to see full sets of sly and stevie biggrin
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