Soul to Soul
Reviewed by David Lynch, Fri., Dec. 24, 2004
Soul to Soul(Rhino)
In 1971, Eddie Harris & Les McCann, Ike & Tina Turner, the Staples Singers, Wilson Pickett, Santana, and other acts performed for a gazillion people in Ghana on that West African nation's Independence Day. Peaks: Ike & Tina plumbing the bottomless blues in "I Smell Trouble"; Ghanaian singers, dancers, shamen, and musicians; McCann visiting historic slave dungeons before the show; and Pickett going to church with "Land of 1000 Dances." The filmography and overall structure are of-the-time, but packaged with a remastered and expanded soundtrack, Soul to Soul is a historic release.