Fred Perry Subculture - Soulboys

The next in the Fred Perry Subculture series of short films covers soulboys.  Don Letts' film looks at the genre in the UK through the seventies and beyond, drawing a definite line between the tradition and fashion of northern soul and its contemporary southern cousin.   It clearly expresses the passion of its devotees, the obsession, the love of obscure 45's  - in short, keeping the faith.

Features contributions from Robert Elms, Paul Gorman, Norman Jay, Peter York, Russ Winstanley, Lynval Golding, Wayne Hemingway, Eddie Piller and Steve Mason.  In picking up British youth culture with authenticity and respect, this series is turning out to be something of a nugget. Recommended.

 

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