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Only the Strong Survive (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  15 August 2003 (Austria)
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A film featuring the veteran soul music artists and music of Stax Records.

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Stax Records launched the careers of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla & Rufus Thomas, and Booker T. & The MGs back in the 1960s and 70s. But then disco hit big and all but wiped soul music off the map. This documentary harkens back to the golden era of soul and catches up with the carriers of the Stax dynasty, including Wilson Pickett, Sam Moore, Mary Wilson, Isaac Hayes, and The Chi Lites. Written by Anonymous

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A celebration of soul.

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Rated PG-13 for brief language and a drug reference | See all certifications »
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15 August 2003 (Austria)  »

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Só os Fortes Sobrevivem  »

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$22,035 (USA) (9 May 2003)

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$57,322 (USA) (4 July 2003)
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(Night Time Is) The Right Time
Written by Napoleon Brown, Ozzie Cadena and Lew Herman
Performed by Rufus Thomas and Carla Thomas
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Soul Survivors
17 May 2003 | by (L.A.) – See all my reviews

A lot of different snipets make up the whole of this documentary, which is somewhat confusing and leaves us with a pretty anti- climatic ending. But the stories, voices and music more than make up for it. I was particularly impressed with the beautiful voice of Carla Thomas, and Issac Hayes just might be the coolest cat on the face of the Earth. Rufus Thomas and the radio show are good for more than a few laughs.If you like Soul music and its history, this one is certainly worth a look. 8/10.


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