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Enter For Chance To Win Sly & The Family Stone ‘Summer Of Soul’ Prize Pack

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The Opus podcast returns this month with a new season focusing on Sly & The Family Stones’ classic There’s a Riot Goin’ On. The series’ January 27th debut on the Consequence Podcast Network coincides with the release of the Summer of Soul documentary soundtrack the following day, so they’re celebrating both by giving you a chance to win a prize pack sure to elevate your soul.

Visit Consequence.net for details.

‘Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)’ Soundtrack To Be Released January 28, 2022

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SUMMER OF SOUL (…OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) ORIGINAL
MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK TO BE RELEASED VIA 
LEGACY RECORDINGS ON JANUARY 28, 2022 

INCLUDES LIVE RENDITIONS FROM THE 1969 HARLEM CULTURAL FESTIVAL OF CLASSICS BY 
NINA SIMONE, B.B. KING, SLY & THE FAMILY STONE, GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS, & MORE

SLY & THE FAMILY STONE’S “SING A SIMPLE SONG” LIVE FROM THE SOUNDTRACK
AVAILABLE NOW LISTEN HERE

DIRECTORIAL DEBUT FROM AHMIR “QUESTLOVE” THOMPSON SUMMER OF SOUL (…OR,
WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) STREAMING ON HULU NOW

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music EntertainmentMass Distraction Media, documentary producers David Dinerstein, Robert Fyvolent, and Joseph Patel alongside filmmaker, director, producer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson announce the release of the Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on January 28, 2022. The album accompanies Questlove’s directorial debut documentary Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), which won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and is available in select theaters and on Hulu now. It notably took home six top honors at the Critics Choice Awards, including “Best Documentary Feature, “Best Director,” “Best First Documentary Feature, “Best Editing,” “Best Archival Documentary, and “Best Music Documentary,” and wasWinner of Best Documentary Award from the National Board of Review. It is currently nominated for “Best Music Film” at the 2022 GRAMMY® Awards.

Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available for pre-order now in digital and CD formats HERE.

A vinyl LP configuration will be released later next year.

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 Soundtrackis a joyous musical celebration and the rediscovery of a nearly erased historical event that celebrated Black culture, pride and unity.

Additionally, the Soundtrack boasts everything from B.B. King’s poignant and powerful guitar-driven gem “Why I Sing The Blues” to the rapturous “Precious Lord Take My Hand” by The Operation Breadbasket Orchestra & Choir featuring Mahalia Jackson and Mavis Staples. Not to mention, Gladys Knight & The Pips show out on a simmering “I Heard It Through The Grapevine, while Nina Simone’s voice smolders on “Backlash Blues” and “Are You Ready.

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. Heralding the soundtrack, Sly & The Family Stone’s performance of “Sing A Simple Song” debuts today. Listen to it HERE.

Said Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, “It goes beyond saying that you can’t have a monster music journey on film without an equally awesome soundtrack. The people demanded ‘more!’.  So for the people, we bring you musical manna that hopefully won’t be the last serving. These performances are lightning in a bottle. Pure artistry! Enjoy.”

Said Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein from Mass Distraction Media, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Legacy to share some of the incredible audio recordings from the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival that were featured in the documentary. The gospel, blues, R&B, soul, Latin, and jazz classics on this record have stood the test of time. We hope these live performances from these legendary artists, captured at a key moment during our country’s ongoing struggle for civil rights equality, can bring joy to everyone like it did to the Harlem community over 50 years ago.”

Stay tuned for more news and announcements about the Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack soon.

In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture, and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was largely forgotten—until now. Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes concert performances by Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more.

Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. It is streaming on Hulu in conjunction with Disney General Entertainment’s Onyx Collective; Searchlight Pictures released it theatrically.

Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
CD TRACKLISTING:

  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”

Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
DIGITAL TRACKLISTING:

  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. Abbey Lincoln and Max Roach – “Africa”
  16. Nina Simone – “Backlash Blues”
  17. Nina Simone – “Are You Ready”

Sly & The Family Stone’s ‘There’s A Riot Goin’ On’ On Limited Edition Red Vinyl

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There’s A Riot Goin’ On, Sly & The Family Stone’s influential masterpiece of psychedelic funk turns 50 in 2021 and to celebrate, there will be a new limited edition version on red vinyl.

The album marked a shift in the band’s tone, striking a more political and militant vibe while showing Sly Stone’s disillusionment with the promise of the 60s. At the same time, it was also a big commercial success, hitting #1 on the album charts while the single “Family Affair” topped the singles charts.

There’s a Riot Goin’ On is still to this day highly regarded and continues to rank in many publications’ best-album lists, including Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” Pre-order your copy here: https://legacyrecordings.link/TARGOAW

‘Summer Of Soul’ Documentary Out Now Featuring Sly & The Family Stone

The acclaimed documentary Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is now playing in theaters and at Hulu!

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Inside ‘Summer Of Soul’ Documentary Coming July 2 – Rolling Stone

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Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is a feature-length documentary — part concert film, part neighborhood love letter, part interrogation of Sixties music-doc conventions — that has received early raves. The documentary arrives in theaters and on Hulu on July 2 and includes rare footage of Sly & The Family Stone.

Read how the film came together in this article at Rolling Stone.

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Watch ‘Summer Of Soul’ Trailer Including Sly & The Family Stone

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A new trailer has been released for the documentary Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised). The film, directed by Questlove, includes rare footage of Sly & The Family Stone.

Summer Of Soul will arrive in theaters and on Hulu on July 2. The film won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the U.S. Documentary category at the Sundance Film Festival in February.

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Pat Rizzo Has Died At Age 79

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Pat Rizzo, a saxophonist who played with Sly & The Family Stone, War, Tito Puente and Frank Sinatra, died on Thursday. He was 79.

Rizzo, in 1970, was “recommended to replace a saxophonist in the groundbreaking funk band Sly & The Family Stone. Sly Stone called him into his bathroom and asked if he was any good. Rizzo said yeah and Sly gave him the job without hearing him play. One night, they went to a recording studio and Rizzo watched Sly jam with Jimi Hendrix. After that, they dreamed of fusing rock and funk with jazz. They started stretching funk in a new jazz direction.”

Read more at the Palm Springs Desert Sun.

‘Summer Of Soul’ Featuring Sly & The Family Stone To Be Released In July

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Questlove’s documentary, Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), will arrive in theaters and on Hulu on July 2. It delves into the history of the Harlem Cultural Festival which took place in 1969 over the course of six weeks at Harlem’s Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The lineup for those shows included Sly & The Family Stone and the documentary features never-before-seen footage.

Summer of Soul had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in February. It was awarded both the U.S. Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the U.S. Documentary category.

Read more at Rolling Stone.

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