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Summer of Soul - Official Motion Picture Soundtrack 2xLP

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SUMMER OF SOUL (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack accompanies Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s directorial debut documentary SUMMER OF SOUL, which won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. 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. Performers include The 5th Dimension, B.B. King, Nina Simone, and Sly & TheFamily Stone!

Tracklist

Side A

1. Uptown – The Chambers Brothers

2. Why I Sing the Blues – B.B. King

3. Don’t Cha Hear Me Callin’ To Ya – The 5th Dimension

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


Side B

1. My Girl – David Ruffin

2. Oh Happy Day – The Edwin Hawkins Singers

3. It’s Been A Change – The Staple Singers

4. Precious Lord, Take My Hand – The Operation Breadbasket Orchestra & Choir featuring Mahalia Jackson and Mavis Staples


Side C

1. I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Gladys Knight & The Pips

2. Watermelon Man – Mongo Santamaria

3. Together – Ray Barretto

4. Hold On, I’m Comin’ – Herbie Mann


Side D

1. Sing A Simple Song – Sly & The Family Stone

2. Everyday People – Sly & The Family Stone

3. Africa – Abbey Lincoln and Max Roach

4. Backlash Blues – Nina Simone

5. Are You Ready – Nina Simone