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Sweet Soul Music - First Episode Television (Full Length Episode) – 1986 Music

Sweet Soul Music - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1986 Music

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This four-part TVNZ series from 1986 surveyed the history of soul music, with a roll call of talented Kiwi performers belting out the genre's classics. In this first episode —  presented by Dalvanius with Stevie Wonder braids — the focus is on the influential 60s soul music of New York label Atlantic Records. Singers include Bunny Walters, Debbie Harwood, The Yandall Sisters, Peter Morgan and more; Ardijah chime in with their contemporary soul hit ‘Your Love is Blind’. The series writer was Rip It Up music magazine co-founder Murray Cammick. 

Tonight we’re checking out the sounds of New York. Just as it is a centre of innovation in black music today, with hip-hop and rap, in the 60s it was where new things were happening…
– Dalvanius introduces the show