Celebration! On-Air Review of ‘Summer of Soul’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on July 1st, 2021, reviewing the a new documentary, “Summer of Soul,” in theaters and streaming on Hulu on July 2nd.

Subtitled (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised), it’s a true American cultural treasure that was discovered by director Ahmir Khalib “Questlove” Thompson (of the Tonight Show band “The Roots”), who put together footage from the 52-year-old (1969) Harlem Cultural Festival, AKA the “Black Woodstock,” which hasn’t seen the light of screen since it was filmed. He essentially combined these amazing musical acts – including 19-year-old Stevie Wonder, Sly and the Family Stone, The Fifth Dimension, young Gladys Knight and the Pips and Chicago’s The Staple Singers – with reminisces from the artists and attendees.

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Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com reviewed “Summer of Soul” during the Morning Mess with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM, Monroe, Wisconsin, July 1st, 2021 …

“Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)” opens in theaters and streams on Hulu on July 2nd. Featuring Stevie Wonder, The Fifth Dimension, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Sly & the Family Stone and The Staples Singers. Directed by Ahmir Khalib “Questlove” Thompson. Rated “PG-13”

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor and Film Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2021 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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