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Soul Films Available For Streaming Amazon Prime

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A quick heads up on some of the soul related films currently available on Amazon Prime, free if a subscriber

 

Amazing Grace

The never-before-seen movie featuring Aretha Franklin recording the most successful gospel album of all time, Amazing Grace, captured in 1972.

Director Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack

Starring Aretha Franklin, James Cleveland, Alexander Hamilton

Documentary

Link on Amazon 
https://amzn.to/3jjQh5l

 

 

Take Me to the River

A documentary about the soul of American music. The film follows the recording of a new album featuring legends from Stax records and Memphis mentoring and passing on their musical magic to stars and artists of today.

Director Martin Shore

Starring Terrence Howard, William Bell

Documentary

Amazon Link
https://amzn.to/2OPBFwV

 

 

Gil Scott-Heron - Black Wax

Black Wax is a musical-political entertainment film produced and directed by Robert Mugge. It centers on the late African American poet-singer-songwriter Gil Scott-Heron - the man Melody Maker called "the most dangerous musician alive" and many dubbed the forefather of rap music - and his Midnight Band. The entertainment is political. Restored from the original 16mm film.

Amazon Link

https://amzn.to/3fFFbpa

 

Latest finds (august 2020)...

Gospel According To Al Green

This looks at Green's transition from hugely successful soul singer to gospel artist and fundamentalist preacher. Filmed in concert in Washington, D.C., in rehearsal in his recording studio, in a service at his Memphis church, and in an extended interview, Green reveals himself to be an electrifying performer, whether singing love songs to women or spiritual ones to God.

https://amzn.to/2BYICbW

 

James Brown - Mr Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown

Fans have a documentary befitting the "Godfather of Soul." Directed by Oscar and Emmy winner Alex Gibney, and co-produced by the singular Mick Jagger, "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown" digs into the career of one of music and culture's towering figures, using fresh interviews with band members and contemporaries, extraordinary historical footage, and rare archival.

https://amzn.to/39YihaL

 

Blue Juice

1990s uk film with a couple of northern soul relatedscenes

see our video section for more info

https://amzn.to/3gxqDZb


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Source Magazine Comments

Simon T

Posted (edited)

Amazing Grace

Very good stuff.

(including backing vocals by Mick Jagger at the rear)

 

 

Edited by Simon T
Simon T

Posted

Gil Scott-Heron - Black Wax

I'm sure the same  on youtube but not 'restored'

but hey  'you can panic now & avoid the rush'

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Thejackos

Posted

Thanks for the heads up. really enjoyed Take me to the river. Loved the concept of the original stax musicians freely passing on their knowledge to the younger generation. The music they created together was fab.

Thanks again fiona.

 

 

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jakeblues

Posted

Hi yall 

       Watched amazing  Grace earlier  this year on a snide channel ( beetv) was a fantastic copy  and  a great watch 

Thinksmart

Posted

Excellent, thank you. I have Amazon Prime and rarely use the TV side of it.  These will be welcome watches.

Sky Arts/Documentaries and BBC4 are another source I checked the schedules of every week too.

Eddie Hubbard

Posted

Thanks for the heads up ,recently got Amazon Prime 

Mike

Posted

more you look the more ya find

Gospel According To Al Green

This looks at Green's transition from hugely successful soul singer to gospel artist and fundamentalist preacher. Filmed in concert in Washington, D.C., in rehearsal in his recording studio, in a service at his Memphis church, and in an extended interview, Green reveals himself to be an electrifying performer, whether singing love songs to women or spiritual ones to God.

https://amzn.to/2BYICbW

 

James Brown - Mr Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown

Fans have a documentary befitting the "Godfather of Soul." Directed by Oscar and Emmy winner Alex Gibney, and co-produced by the singular Mick Jagger, "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown" digs into the career of one of music and culture's towering figures, using fresh interviews with band members and contemporaries, extraordinary historical footage, and rare archival.

https://amzn.to/39YihaL

 

Blue Juice

1990s uk film with a couple of northern soul related scenes

see our video section for more info

https://amzn.to/3gxqDZb

  • Up vote 1


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