Video: Trailer for "Soulboy"



You have to use your imagination to picture what a Northern Soul party was like in Last Night A DJ Saved My Life. A few snapshots help capture the image from what's considerably the DJ's bible, but if you weren't there, all there is to settle for is some ameteur videos or a movie adaptation. Look at hip-hop in the '80s, which has been canonized in Wild Style and Beat Street, yet the crossover of '70s black soul into predominantly white nightclubs in Britain hasn't been as popular at the box office.

The folks behind Soulboy have dragged their feet in bringing the film to the U.S., even more in the UK where it was filmed. Name changes from Souled Out to the much cheesier title Soulboy might have something to with why it's remained a niche kind of film. You could even question taking the title seriously when the moves from that era are as rhythmic as the Pee Wee Herman dance. Targeting a small audience didn't stop Pirate Radio from getting the music nerd vote—another small indie film dedicated to rock & roll's underground following. The BBC posted the film's production closely through stills of kids going ape-shit for Bobby Womack, Shirly Wahls, and Ike and Tina Turner, so foreign to them that it turned their excitement for the new sound into a cult phenomenon. Until then feast your eyes on what to expect in Soulboy.




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Video: Trailer for "Soulboy"