llevaba tiempo buscando algo así, de lo que más escucho en casa es soul y funk y no había visto ningún documental de este tipo. me apunto éste y el que ha comentado tony clifton, tienen muy buena pinta
De este palo yo recomiendo SOUL BRITANNIA, la verdad es que no tengo ni idea de si se vende o no, o si esta disponible de algun modo, porque es un docu de la BBC que emitieron por television hace dos o tres años.
Toda la historia de la musica negra en UK desde la llegada de inmigrantes afrocaribeños y asiaticos en los 50 y 60 a las ciudades inglesas, desde el Nothern Soul al Dubstep, la influencia del soul en las bandas punk y pop de los 70 y 80, el hip-hop, el jungle, el trip-hop...
The first film in the series examines how these sounds seeped into our culture via imported US vinyl, the music West Indian immigrants brought with them and the electric performances of touring American soul bands. Our traditional reserve was soon broken down. In fact, the impact on the British - from London night spots to Welsh valleys, Newcastle music halls to the Belfast docks - was quite devastating. And it made bright young things like Georgie Fame, Eric Burdon and Van Morrison feel extremely good, permeating their own musical output.
The growing mass of Sixties Mods also embraced black music and helped popularize transatlantic sounds in the UK. They championed former American GI, Geno Washington, and Jamaican expatriate, Jimmy James, who became our very own soul stars. Dusty Springfield, too, dominated the charts and disseminated her love of Motown across the UK via TV specials.
Although black American and Caribbean sounds and style became increasingly evident in our society, the British desire for the rare, the obscure and the downright soulful continued with the same intensity.
Amidst the dreariness of north England, white working class youth reinvented their lives at Northern Soul all-nighters, dancing to forgotten black American soul singles from the 1960s. Down South, as Mods metamorphosed into skinheads, this cult focused more on Caribbean sounds - ska, rocksteady and reggae. They jerked to these itchy Jamaican rhythms in youth clubs from Catford to Croydon, Dagenham to Deptford....
But into Britain's growing mid-1980s racial melting pot, a new technology and fresh musical culture - hip-hop - was about to burst. It would change the sound of British soul forever, allowing us to attain unprecedented, innovative heights and achieve a global reputation.
Those embracing sampling, sound system culture and hip-hop were more fortunate than these traditionalists. Bristol's Massive Attack used these very ingredients as the bedrock to their cinematic soul. So too did the Junglists and Drum N' Bass brigade, utilizing the same tools to fashion a frenetic new urban soundscape.
Nonetheless, British hip-hop suffered until it learnt to stop imitating American gangsta-rappers and focus on UK issues and our Jamaican connection. Crucially, it was dropping a little reggae in the mix that helped give British hip-hop - from Roots Manuva to Skinnyman - its identity and originality.
At the dawn of the millennium, UK soul-inspired sounds exploded into a thousand different shapes - from Ms Dynamite to Corinne Bailey Rae, Joss Stone to Amy Winehouse, Lemar to Lethal Bizzle. Currently in a rude state of health, British 21st Century soul is a result of our unique multicultural society. Over 40 years, we're moved from a nation of fans and imitators to one of black and white musicians creating original, cutting edge music. We've travelled from segregation to integration, as black American and Jamaican cultures have been embraced and become entwined with English life, changing our society forever. You get me?