Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, December 5:
LIVING ON SOUL
Jeff Broadway and Cory Bailey
Los Angeles Film Festival 2017
Musicians affiliated with Daptone Records headline the Apollo Theater for a three-night concert series.
Broadway and Bailey’s concert film showcases performance that were part of the December 2014 event, which included the late Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley, as well as several other talented musicians – though unless the audience is well-versed in music, they likely will not recognize most of the other performers involved, which include Antibalas, Naomi Shelton, and the Como Mamas. The filmmakers successfully capture the energy of the performances, which make up the bulk of the film, but falter when it comes to providing enough background or behind the scenes footage to invest the viewer in the lesser known lights on camera vs the two headliners who have already had full-length films made about them – Jones in MISS SHARON JONES! and Bradley in CHARLES BRADLEY: SOUL OF AMERICA.