S.O.U.L Sounds Of Underground London Ep 7 Rare Groove
First shown 2003
U.K. documentary. "S.O.U.L. – Sounds Of Underground London" is a multi-part series examining England's prominent youth culture scenes and the music and fashion that surrounded them. The series celebrated 50 years of English youth culture.
S.O.U.L Sounds Of Underground London Episode 7 Rare Groove
Mark Lamarr charts the development of the underground music scene and its influence on British youth culture. This episode looks at Rare Groove.
THE RARE GROOVE GENERATION: Get On The Good Foot
The history of the Rare Groove movement is chronicled through interviews with the scene's DJs, artists and fans. Rare Groove stared in the early 1980s at warehouse parties that played rare and obscure American soul and funk records. Pirate radio stations, most famously "Kiss FM," played a game of cat and mouse to avoid being arrested by the authorities while they spun rare soul records. Interviews include: Tony Farsides (journalist), DJ Roy the Roach, Deve Henley (Pressure Drop), DJ Judge Jules, Fraser Cooke (fashion designer), and many others.
EP 7. GET ON THE GOOD FOOT
As the new electronic style of Hip Hop was filtering its way through to a generation of break dancers. Soho had thrown up a new slant on an old style: Rare Groove. From the first warehouse parties and Nicky Holloway’s Do At The Zoo to Soul II Soul’s African Centre gigs, Rare Groove put the Godfather of soul James Brown back on the map. Interviews with Judge Jules, Roy The Roach, Dave Henley, Femi Williams, Eddie Prendergast, Nicky Holloway, Jazzie B and founder of the scene Norman Jay.