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Uk quick and dirty odds and ends coming up, aware of anything else coming up feel free to add

The Biography Channel

Thu 17th Mar - 4:00PM

James Brown: Soul Survivor

The Godfather Of Soul reviews his life, from juvenile delinquent to music legend. Papa may have got a brand new bag, but addiction and imprisonment still plague his (funky) steps.

Tue 22nd Mar - 3:30PM

Mary J Blige

Debut album What's The 411? heralded the arrival of 'the Queen of Hip Hop Soul'. 11 years and two Grammys later, Mary J has beaten her drink and drugs demons to stay on top.

Channel 4

The Gospel Truth - Monday 21st March 20.00-21.00

(thanks timthemod)

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I read last night that there will be series of documentaries on BBC2 this summer called Soul Deep, regarding the history of soul music.


Just to let you know that the Beeb will be transmitting Soul Deep from Saturday 7th May on BBC2 at 9pm. There are six programmes in the series, roughly broken down as:-

Prog 1: Rhythm & Blues

Prog 2: Gospel to Soul

Prog 3: Detroit and Chicago (largely Motown and Chess soul but with some Curtis)

Prog 4: Southern Soul

Prog 5: Funk

Prog 6: Contemporary R&B

We helped out on the Southern one and I have seen a rough copy of the show and it is good with interviews, contemporary footage including unseen film of James Carr singing Love Attack which we put them on to and some re-enactments of the last hours of Otis Redding and the life of James Carr.

The producer and crew are the same people behind the gospel and country series already shown on BBC2 so it is excellent quality.

Best wishes


Keeping Soul Alive Limited

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