Finally! The "lost" Aretha gospel concert film

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Finally! The "lost" Aretha gospel concert film

Postby Muskrat » 05 Nov 2018, 20:24

Should be worth the wait.


The legal wrangling created the appearance of enmity between camps, and the late singer was not always an easy read when it came to business matters. But in the midst of the imbroglio, Franklin told the Detroit Free Press that she “loved” the movie, a DVD edit of which Elliott had sent her years ago. The quality of the film itself was never at issue, as it straightforwardly documented what many Franklin buffs consider to be her greatest performance, a two-night stand of pure gospel music recorded with an ace band of Atlantic Records musicians and the Rev. James Cleveland’s choir at a South-Central L.A. church in January 1972 — as released in audio form later that year on what is still the bestselling gospel album of all time.
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Re: Finally! The "lost" Aretha gospel concert film

Postby Still Baron » 05 Nov 2018, 23:50

OH HELL YES
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Re: Finally! The "lost" Aretha gospel concert film

Postby Muskrat » 06 Nov 2018, 00:13

Funny how things start happening when the estate takes over business matters.
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Re: Finally! The "lost" Aretha gospel concert film

Postby Charlie O. » 06 Nov 2018, 00:33

Yeah, I'll see that.
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Postby GoogaMooga » 06 Nov 2018, 08:33

I am enjoying the hell out of the new Atlantic mono singles collection.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 06 Nov 2018, 19:25

GoogaMooga wrote:I am enjoying the hell out of the new Atlantic mono singles collection.


Me too.
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Re: Finally! The "lost" Aretha gospel concert film

Postby Muskrat » 13 Nov 2018, 01:17

Rolling Stone review

The evidence of Franklin’s physically overwhelming singing, apparently dangerous when encountered at close range, continues to mount. The gospel great Clara Ward throws her head into her hands, stunned by the force of Franklin’s improvisations just a few feet away. [Rev. James] Cleveland expresses his appreciation by throwing his handkerchief playfully at the singer; he misses Franklin and dings the camera lens instead. At another moment, the camera zooms to the back left corner of the church, where Mick Jagger can be spotted bopping along with the choir and clapping vigorously.
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Re: Finally! The "lost" Aretha gospel concert film

Postby Charlie O. » 13 Nov 2018, 01:34

I thought I saw Jagger in the trailer, but then I looked again and decided it wasn't him. Should have worn his Omega cape.
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Postby Muskrat » 13 Nov 2018, 02:19

Charlie O. wrote:I thought I saw Jagger in the trailer, but then I looked again and decided it wasn't him. Should have worn his Omega cape.


Wait -- there's a trailer?

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Re: Finally! The "lost" Aretha gospel concert film

Postby Neige » 13 Nov 2018, 14:11

Muskrat wrote:


Wow!! :shock:
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