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‘Summer of Soul’ Soundtrack Album Details Announced

Sony Legacy will release a soundtrack album for the documentary Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised).  The album will be released both digitally and physically on January 28, 2022.

Summer of Soul was released in theaters over the summer and is currently available to stream on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ internationally.

The album (curated by Questlove) features a collection of live recordings of classic songs from the movie by artists including B.B. King, The Staple Singers, The 5th Dimension, Nina Simone & others.

You can view the track list from the album below:

1. Uptown – The Chambers Brothers
2. Why I Sing the Blues – B.B. King
3. Don’t Cha Hear Me Callin’ To Ya – The 5th Dimension
4. Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In – The 5th Dimension
5. My Girl – David Ruffin
6. Oh Happy Day – The Edwin Hawkins Singers
7. It’s Been A Change – The Staple Singers
8. Precious Lord, Take My Hand – The Operation Breadbasket Orchestra & Choir feat. Mahalia Jackson and Mavis Staples
9. I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Gladys Knight & The Pips
10. Watermelon Man – Mongo Santamaria
11. Together – Ray Barretto
12. Hold On, I’m Comin’ – Herbie Mann
13. Sing a Simple Song – Sly and the Family Stone
14. Everyday People -Sly and the Family Stone
15. Africa – Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach
16. Backlash Blues – Nina Simone
17. Are You Ready – Nina Simone

In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten–until now.

Summer of Soul shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Ray Baretto, Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach and more.

Summer of Soul premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award.

You can watch a teaser for Summer of Soul below:


Source: Film Music Reporter

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