Otis Cooke (Ian McShane) is a British DJ with a late-night American soul music program in Liverpool. His favorite band, The Tallahassees, disbanded years ago, but their biggest hit, "Pickin...
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Otis Cooke (Ian McShane) is a British DJ with a late-night American soul music program in Liverpool. His favorite band, The Tallahassees, disbanded years ago, but their biggest hit, "Pickin' Up the Pieces," was never released in England. The film recounts Cooke's adventures and misadventures as he travels to the U.S., finds the band members, and convinces them to get back together for a reunion tour of the U.K and the release of their old songs on CD. Written by
This two parter rates, as far as I am concerned, along with "The Commitments" and "The Blues Brothers" as one of the best screenplays to deal with Soul music. Showing, as they all do, that it makes no difference what colour or nationality you are, Soul is for and about us all. I taped this series when first (in fact the the only time)it was broadcast, I watch it time and time again and the most criminal aspect of it is..........the BBC never released a soundtrack to it. Not only were there classic tracks included but we never got to hear the full versions of "pickin' up the pieces" and "like a babe in arms". Any fans out there, lets see if we can't get this out, and to quote McShane "lets keep on keepin' on"
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