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Various Artists - Summer Of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Various Artists - Summer Of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

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Release Date 17/06/2022
Format 2LP
Label Sony
Catalogue Number 194399533215

The album accompanies Questlove’s directorial debut documentary Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised). Like the documentary, most of the audio recordings that were recorded during the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival have not been heard for over 50 years, keeping this incredible event in America’s history lost - until now. The Summer of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is a joyous musical celebration and the rediscovery of a nearly erased historical event that celebrated Black culture, pride and unity. For the album, Questlove carefully selected 17 live renditions of jazz, blues, R&B, Latin, and soul classics performed over the course of The Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969 as chronicled by the film.

Tracklist:

Side A
1. Uptown - The Chambers Brothers
2. Why I Sing the Blues - B.B. King
3. Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) - The 5th Dimension
4. Oh Happy Day - The Edwin Hawkins Singers
5. It’s Been A Change – The Staple Singers

Side B
1. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Gladys Knight & The Pips
2. Watermelon Man - Mongo Santamaria
3. Together – Ray Barretto
4. Sing A Simple Song – Sly & The Family Stone
5. Backlash Blues - Nina Simone

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