Documentary on the birth and emergence of the soul music industry in the late 1950's, along the 12-block stretch of Chicago's South Michigan Avenue known as "Record Row."
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Documentary on the birth and emergence of the soul music industry in the late 1950's, along the 12-block stretch of Chicago's South Michigan Avenue known as "Record Row."

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20 February 1997 (USA)  »

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Worth watching despite inaccuracies
2 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

They include King Records as a Chicago Label located on "Record Row," (South Michigan Ave.) King Records was a Cincinnati label and never had a studio or did a single pressing in Chicago. The inclusion of an historical gaffe that obvious makes you wonder if there are any other historical inaccuracies in this show. Despite that, its well worth watching if you can find a copy. Wonderful commentary from Curtis Mayfield from his wheelchair before he died. I don't believe this program was ever released on DVD, only on VHS after its airing in Feb. 1997 from WTTW which produced it locally. WTTW is the PBS Chicago affiliate.


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