Soundtrack of ‘Mr. SOUL!’ Available | Donny Hathaway, Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight – UrbanBridgez.com
The stars soundtrack, is filled with classic soul / R & B tracks of Donny Hathaway, Patti LaBelle, Hugh Masekela, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Delfonics, Kool & the Gang and others, is a celebration of the award-winning new documentary film created by Melissa Haizlip and executive produced by Lena Waithe, Blair Underwood, Chaz Ebert, Rishi Rajani. Ron Gilliyard, Stan Lathan and Stéphanie T. Rance, which pays homage to SOUL!, the revolutionary 1968-1973 public television variety show guided by its enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip. SIR. SOUL!, winner of a Critics’ Choice Award 2021, NAACP Image Award, and many other film festivals and critical accolades, is currently Diffusion to HBO Max.
Published before Mr. Soul the album was the newly recorded single and video “Show me your soul, a collaboration of severalGrammy® winners Lalah Hathaway and multi-talented musician-producer Robert glasper. Featured in the film, the song also serves as the opening track of the Mr. Soul soundtrack.
Before Oprah… before Arsenio,” there was SOUL!, Americais the first “Black tonight show, whose mission was to provide national television exposure to the explosive spectrum of Black literature, poetry, music and politics which took root in the tumultuous end-60s and 70s.
Many legends of this era can claim their first national the television appearance was on Hazlip, including some artists on the soundtrack. Ellis Haizlip offered his guests an unfiltered and uncompromising scene, one of the first premises to provide enlarged images of African Americans on TV. He looked away from downtown poverty and violence to the vitality of Black arts movement.
“Sir. List of official Soul songs;
1. Lalah Hathaway & Robert Glasper Show me your soul
2. Donny Hathaway The Ghetto
3. Charles Wright express yourself
4. Patti LaBelle on the rainbow
5. Hugh Masekela grazing in the grass
6. Gladys Knight and the pips if I were your wife
7. Didn’t Delfonics blow your mind
8. Billy Taylor, I’d like to know (what it would be like to be free)
9. Kool & the Gang Chocolate Buttermilk
With the memories of the participants and illuminating archive clips, SIR. SOUL! captures a critical cultural moment whose impact continues to resonate, and an unsung hero whose voice we need more than ever to restore SOUL of a nation.