5.2/10
6

Who Stole the Soul? (2009)

The story explores the rise in popularity of rhythm and blues music, details the heyday of the R&B movement, and investigates the reasons for its decline amidst various other forms of music, such as rap and hip-hop.

Director:

Jesse Felsot

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Derek Barbosa ... Himself (as Chino XL)
Bobby Brown ... Himself
George Clinton ... Himself
Berry Gordy ... Himself
K-Ci Hailey K-Ci Hailey ... Himself
Tony Hussle Tony Hussle ... Himself
Jimmy Jam ... Himself
Terry Lewis ... Himself
Lionel C. Martin Lionel C. Martin ... Himself
Teddy Riley ... Himself
Raphael Saadiq ... Himself
Misha Segal ... Himself
Ralph E. Tresvant ... Himself
Turk Turk ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

The authenticity of soul music, more specifically Rhythm and Blues (R&B), mastered by pioneers such as Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and Quincy Jones, has been forced into obscurity due to the popularity of digitally mass produced tracks and lyrics recorded by current artists. In order to raise awareness and preserve the history of R&B music and its artists, we intend to create a documentary entitled Who Stole the Soul?, which poses the question, "What happened to R&B?" We will show that while many artists such as Puff Daddy and Kanye West have gained worldwide recognition for producing and writing, their music is rooted and stolen from a culture of live bands, four piece harmony sets and string instruments used by the musical icons of the 1960s and 70s. Although the current trend in R&B is to create music that centers on sexuality, chauvinism and stolen beats, R&B has a rich history that spoke to th! e political and social change of its time. In addition, R&B has long been a source of ... Written by Omar McGee

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Every song has a story...

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$565,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Treasure Entertainment See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed