Soul To Soul was a concert festival for Ghanas 14th Independence Day on March 6, 1971 at the Black Star Square in Accra. An array of mostly American r&b, soul, rock, and jazz musicians like Wilson Picket, Santana, Roberta Flack, The Staple Singers and Ike & Tina Turner were invited to participate in this concert.

The movie with a running time of 95 minutes came to cinemas in August 1971, produced from Richard Bock and Tom Mosk and directed by Danes Sanders. The soundtrack album was released as well in 1971 from Atlantic Records on vinyl with a gatefold cover and on compact disc in 2004. The home video was released from Atlantic in 1971 on VHS and from Warner / Rhino on DVD in 2004.

Ike & Tina Turner - Soul to Soul Festival - Soundtrack
Ike & Tina Turner - Soul to Soul Festival - Soundtrack

soundtrack (vinyl)

Soul To Soul (Live) 4:21

Written by Bob Burchman, Neil Seidel / Produced by Tom Dowd
Promo release in 1971

I Smell Trouble (Live) 6:56

Written by Robey / Produced by Tom Dowd

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soundtrack (cd)

Soul To Soul (Live) 4:21

Written by Bob Burchman, Neil Seidel / Produced by Tom Dowd

Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Live) 3:20

Written by Jesse Hill / Produced by D. Peck, J. Kanis

I Smell Trouble (Live) 6:56

Written by Robey / Produced by Tom Dowd

Recorded at Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana on March 6, 1971 at the “Soul To Soul” Festival
Recorded by Wally Heider Recording, Tom Scott & Bill Hinson
Photography: Dennis Stock / Magnum & David Grosten
Album design: Loring Eutemey
PRODUCED BY TOM DOWD

lke & Tina Turner appear courtesy of United Artists Records
I Smell Trouble with love from Blue Thumb 

Ike & Tina Turner - Soul to Soul Festival
Ike & Tina Turner - Soul to Soul Festival - Soundtrack
Ike & Tina Turner - Soul to Soul Festival - Soundtrack

video (dvd)

Soul To Soul (Live) 3:08

Written by Bob Burchman, Neil Seidel

Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Live) 1:39

Written by Jesse Hill

River Deep, Mountain High (Live) 3:15

Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich

I Smell Trouble (Live) 6:56

Written by Robey

I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Live) 5:45

Written by Otis Redding, J. Butler

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bonus

Photo Gallery, Commentary tracks, 24-page booklet

Produced for Reissue by David Peck & Jon Kanis
Associate Producer: Phillip Galloway
Music & Talent Clearances: Cathy Carapella
Design & Layout: Tom Gulotta
Publicity: Susan Clary, Big Monkey
Ghana Consultant: Elvis D. Aryeh

Still Photography:
Erik Daarstad (pages 2, 4, 5, 7, 18, 19); Phyl Garland (pages 6, 12); Les McCann (pages 16, 22); John Levy (pages 3, 8, 9, 10, 14,15, 17, 23, 24); Cynthia Vaughn (page 11); Tom Gulotta (page 20)

For Rhino Home Video:
A&R: Robin Hurley
DVD Post Production & Sound Restoration: David May (Producer), Ted Hall (Engineer)
Additional DVD Production: Sophia T. Fields

CD Credits:
Compilation Producers: David Peck & John Kanis
CD Remastering: Dan Hersch at DigiPrep

CD Tracks 1-14:
Produced by Tom Dowd
Recorded by Wally Heider Recording, Tom Scott & Bill Hinson, March 6, 1971

Ike & Tina Turner appeared courtesy of United Artists Records, "I Smell Trouble" with love from Blue Thumb

DVD Commentary Tracks:
Mavis Staples, Ike Turner, Les McCann and Kevin Griffin Interviews conducted by Rob Bowman
DVD commentary footage by Phillip Galloway

Ike & Tina Turner - Soul to Soul Festival
Ike & Tina Turner - Soul to Soul Festival
Ike & Tina Turner - Soul to Soul Festival

Liner Notes

It was a once in a lifetime event. The place was Ghana. The year was 1971. Several of musics foremost black artists gathered for one of the most emotional and exciting concerts of all time. Artists like IKE & TINA TURNER, WILSON PICKET, SANTANA, ROBERTA FLACK, LES McCANN & EDDIE HARRIS, THE STAPLE SINGERS and others!

Now SOUL TO SOUL is available for the first time on home video. Set against a fascinating backdrop of life in Ghana, SOUL TO SOUL includes unforgettable footage of native dances and festivals, candid footage of the artists and of course the concert itself.

More than just a concert video, SOUL TO SOUL is an engaging musical and cultural celebration. This important archive will be a valuable addition to any home video library.

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