Wednesday, April 20, 2005

soul brothers and sisters

On March 6, 1971, some of the greatest artists in popular music history traveled from the United States to Ghana, West Africa, to take part in a 14-hour musical celebration, Soul To Soul. Over 100,000 enthusiastic locals gathered for this unique cultural exchange between two continents. This award-winning film combines classic concert performances with scenes documenting the artists getting in touch with their roots as they return to the cultural motherland. Soul to Soul chronicles this historic event and is considered by many to be one of the greatest music films of all time and as good or better than anything found on other concert films from the period, including Wattstax and Woodstock.

This 2-disc DVD set features the 95-minute, full-length feature film, newly remastered and restored from the original 35mm negative by the Grammy Foundation. The second disc features a remastered and expanded original soundtrack (also making its debut on CD), including performances not featured in the film. The only thing missing is the original songs and appearances from Roberta Flack that were in the 70s cut of the film and soundtrack.

Grab the movie from the usual places.

Ike & Tina Turner - Soul to Soul
The Voices Of East Harlem - Run, Shaker Life
Wilson Pickett - Land of 1000 Dances


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