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Stuart Cosgrove - Soul Man - Short Film

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Writer and Soul Source member Stuart Cosgrove features in a short film (8 mins), talking all about his latest project with pics and sounds...


The Scottish Broadcaster and writer Stuart Cosgrove speaks about his new book 'Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul', the story of the city of Detroit in the most dramatic and creative year in its history. Spanning the history of Motown, the breakup of The Supremes and the implosion of the most successful African-American record label ever - all set against a backdrop of urban riots, escalating war in Vietnam and police corruption.







Available via all good book outlets, including Amazon:




Directed, filmed and edited by Martin Conaghan for The Copydesk.

Interview by Gerry McDade.


Shot on the Canon 5D MkIII using the Canon 50mm f1.4 lens and edited with Adobe Premiere CC and Adobe Audition CC.




Music credits:

'Bari Track' by Doni Burdick © Sound Impression Records 1967

'The Big Chain' by Ronnie Savoy © MGM Records 1960

'No Mad Woman' by Jock Mitchell With The Fabulous Agent's © Golden Hit Records

'Heavenly Father' by The Supremes © Motown Records



Image credits:

SJ Carey © 2011, Ray Dumas © 2008, S.Sgt. Albert R. Simpson Department of Defense © 1967, Mark Goff © 1967, Derek Redmond and Paul Campbell © 1967, Experimento69, ac. de Nijs/Anefo, ABC Records.


All video material © The Copydesk 2015


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I have just uploaded this to my kindle, will read later today.One city in America I have always wanted to visit is Detroit, love the music that came out of there in 1960's.

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Fantastic read, lots of interesting stuff not only about the music but the people, the city and the politics of that time ... this is a book that I will pick up many times in my life, look forward also to Memphis 68.

Keep up the great work Stuart, I had to giggle at the thought of James Jamerson with a Scottish accent .... :lol: 

Would be nice to find out who the young soldier is on the front of the cover and what happened to him .... :yes:

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Agree a great little snippet, brought a tear to my eye talking about Florence Ballad.

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Just finished reading this book on Ibooks. A great read and now looking forward to the 68 Memphis follow-up!

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Great little film and looks like an essential read well done to Stuart and all involved.

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Great little film. Cosgrove comes across very well indeed.

One of the very small number of commentators on this thing of ours that doesn't have me hiding behind a cushion when arriving on screen.

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Well done! A work of soulful scholarship that I am looking forward to reading. Thanks.

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What a great little promo film.


Got this book from my youngest as a birthday present...



Have to say that it is a gripping book....I would recommend it to anyone with more than a passing interest in the subject.


Best regards

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