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Thunder Soul and Black Gold Soul Party

Soul Lovers or those who want a better appreciation of the music Unite!!!

Two events in one! Two years ago I caught a great documentary, Thunder Soul, at the Dallas Film Festival. It has now made it's way to the Historic Texas Theater. The documentary about a inner-city high school funk band will move you (see movie summary below). I will enter the movie at exactly 7:45. Plenty of free parking on the street...eat before you come.

Black Gold Soul Party

After the movie, the theater is hosting the Black Gold Soul Party where I will have a couple of drinks at the bar while istening to R&B music that didn't get its break back in the day. Black Gold...as in rare soul 45s! Expect to hear great songs that somehow fell through the cracks. We're dropping records that never saw the light of day, by artists who didn't get the break they deserved.

Northern Soul, Modern Soul, Motown, & RnB....

Thunder Soul (Movie Description)

It was Afros and pleated shirts, James Brown and Bootsy Collins. It was the '70s, and at an inner-city Houston high school history would be made. Charismatic band leader, Conrad "Prof" Johnson, would turn the school's mediocre jazz band into a legendary funk powerhouse. Now, 35 years later, his students prepare to pay tribute to the man who changed their lives--the 92-year old Prof. Some haven't played their horns in decades, still they dust off their instruments, determined to retake the stage to show Prof and the world that they've still got it

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  • Angel

    I really liked the movie, GREAT suggestion.

    January 22, 2013

  • R.Mark

    unique event!

    January 19, 2013

  • cheron

    Ok tanxu il try

    January 18, 2013

  • cheron

    Ok tanxu

    January 18, 2013

  • R.Mark

    no clue

    January 18, 2013

  • R.Mark

    DMA events are once a month...this is a one time deal!

    1 · January 17, 2013

    • Leah B.

      I may surprise you by showing up :-)

      January 17, 2013

    • cheron

      How ling will you be there Mark

      January 18, 2013

  • cheron

    How long will you be there tonite sound interesting

    January 18, 2013

  • Jim

    As a member of the Dallas Roosevelt stage band in the 70’s I remember competing against the band featured in this movie, Houston Kashmere, on many occasions. I think that over the years the number of jazz contest wins was evenly split. However, we did meet them at a contest on their own turf at Texas Southern University and the Jazz Great Grover Washington gave us a score of 115 on a 0-100 scale. They may have a movie, but Dallas had its own high school jazz greats as well.

    2 · January 17, 2013

  • Leah B.

    Dang it. I wish I could make it out. I already RSVP'd to the DMA get together.....I'll see you at the next event R.Mark!!

    January 17, 2013

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