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Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) 2LP

by Various Artists

Release Date: 17 June 2022

Format: LP Double Vinyl

Label: Sony Music CMG

£25.99

Various Artists Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Limited Vinyl 2LP Set

Overview:

Soundtrack to Questlove's directorial debut documentary. Like the film, 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.

Featured Tracks:

1. The Chambers Brothers - “Uptown”

2. B.B. King - “Why I Sing The Blues”

3. The 5th Dimension - “Don’t Cha Hear Me Callin’ To Ya”

4. The 5th Dimension - “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)”

5. David Ruffin - “My Girl”

6. The Edwin Hawkins Singers - “Oh Happy Day”

7. The Staple Singers - “It’s Been A Change”

8. The Operation Breadbasket Orchestra & Choir Featuring Mahalia Jackson and Mavis Staples - “Precious Lord Take My Hand”

9. Gladys Knight & The Pips - “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”

10. Mongo Santamaria - “Watermelon Man”

11. Ray Barretto - “Together”

12. Herbie Mann- “Hold On, I’m Comin’”

13. Sly & The Family Stone - “Sing A Simple Song”

14. Sly & The Family Stone - “Everyday People”

15. Nina Simone - “Backlash Blues”

16. Nina Simone - “Are You Ready”

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