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Southern Nights: The Story Of Southern Soul (Night Owl Shows)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2019

This was no ordinary tribute documentary – these musicians meant every note. As Singer/guitarist Roberto Picazo said during his narration, this music was the soundtrack of the American civil rights movement; it really did change the world. Harry Whitty played keys and trombone while Reine Beau Anderson Dudley gave a passionate version of Etta James’ ‘I Would Rather Go Blind’. Picazo’s perfect diction really brought out the humorous malice of Ernie K Doe’s hit ‘Mother-in-Law’. The audience gasped to see a photo of a younger Jimi Hendrix, in suit and bowtie, backing Wilson Pickett. This show had integrity and insight in addition to great tunes – in short, it had soul!

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, until 11 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]