U.K. documentary. "S.O.U.L. – Sounds Of Underground London" is a multi-part series examining England's prominent youth culture scenes and the music and fashion that surrounded them. The series celebrated 50 years of English youth culture.
THE TEDDY BOY GENERATION: The Edwardian Connection
The history of England's Teddy Boy movement is traced through interviews with original 50s Teds, musicians and rare archival footage. The Teddy Boys were all about rock n roll, fighting and unique fashion style! Interviews include: Marshal Lytle, Johnny Grande and Franny Beecher (all three from Bill Haley's Comets), Joe Brown, Marty Wilde, Sir Jimmy Saville. Very cool vintage footage. The Race Riots of 1958.
THE MOD GENERATION: Clean Living Under Difficult Circumstances (episode 2)
The history of England's original 60s Mod movement is traced through interviews with original 60s Mods, musicians and rare archival footage. The Mods were all about R&B, drink, uppers, scooters and unique fashion style (influenced by the Italians!) Interviews include: Mary Quant, Rita Tushingham, John Entwistle, Kenny Jones, Georgie Fame, Geno Washington, Sir Jimmy Saville, Chris Farlowe, Mike Evans. The "Rallies" that became all out rumbles!
THE SKINHEAD GENERATION: 54, 46 Was My Number (episode 3)
The history of England's Skinhead movement is traced through interviews with original Rude Boys and Skinheads, musicians and rare archival footage. By the 1967 LSD replaced Speed as the youth drug of choice and the Mods were being replaced by Hippies. The Skinheads rejected the Hippie movement and adopted West Indian Rude Boy Ska and R&B as their musical soundtrack. Fashion statements included boots and braces.
THE NORTHERN SOUL GENERATION: Keep The Faith (episode 4)
The history of England's Northern Soul movement is traced through interviews with original DJs, dancers, musicians and rare archival footage. Whereas the Ted, Mod and Skinhead scenes had a large fashion element, the Northern Soul scene was all about music and dancing. The scene began in the Early 70s in northern England at the Twisted Wheel Club in Manchester. The music was America's unwanted, non-charting soul music. The club DJs used to paste over the 45 rpm labels to hide their discoveries from other DJs. The scene led to a dramatic rise in prices for rare 45s – the most expensive being a reported £35,000 that was paid for Frank Wilson's "Do I Love You." The famous Wigan Casino club. Terrific dancing footage includes drops, kicks, flips, and slides. Interviews include: Edwin Starr, Tommy Hunt (Flamingos).
S.O.U.L. Vol. 1 - TEDDY BOYS, MODS, SKINHEADS & NORTHERN SOUL on DVD!