Various "Soul to Soul (Music from the Original Soundtrack)" LP (1971)
Details: Atlantic Records recording of the original soundtrack, Soul to Soul, recorded live in Ghana, West Africa (1971) released on Gatefold. Featuring soul, and rhythm & blues singers of the time: Roberta Flack, Staple Singers, Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, and the Voices of East Harlem. The live concert was originally conceived as a live documentary, and so the tracks are taken from that film of the same name.
Description: "The idea for the concert started in 1970 when a wealthy Hollywood attorney named Ed Mosk, his wife Fern and their son Ted were trying to get a film adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s ‘Things Fall Apart’ off the ground. Ted came up with the idea of a West African Woodstock. The United States has its Woodstocks and Britain has the Isle of Wights. Therefore, the Soul to Soul Concert was the Ghanaian (or if you like, African) answer to these two pop concerts. And, it lived up to its billing.
Hundred of thousands of people from all across the country gathered at the Black Star Square (now known as the Independence square) to bond with the brothers and sisters from the diaspora through the music they brought with them.
In the weeks prior to the show, there were ads in the newspapers urging Ghanaians to turn up at the airport to meet the stars. The ads were instructive to add that most of the musicians were visiting Africa, their roots for the first time. On the day of the show, people started arriving at Black Star Square hours before the advertised start at 3 pm. Due to a series of technical issues, the show eventually started at 5.30 pm and the crowd stayed until almost seven in the morning." - more reading on this concert, here: https://face2faceafrica.com/article/why-the-1971-soul-to-soul-concert-in-ghana-headlined-by-ike-and-tina-turner-was-a-true-win-for-pan-africanism
Grade: VG+ (Record) / VG (Cover)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A1. Ike & Tina Turner - Soul to Soul
A2. The Voices of East Harlem - Run Shaker Life
A3. Eddie Harris & Les McCann with Amoa - Heyjorier
A4. Roberta Flack - Freedom Song
A5. Roberta Flack - Tryin' Times
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. (a) Staple Singers - Are You Sure
B1. (b) Staple Singers - He's Alright
B2. Ike & Tina Turner - I Smell Trouble
B3. Wilson Pickett - Funky Broadway
B4. Wilson Pickett - Land of 1000 Dances
B5. The Voices of East Harlem - Soul To Soul