Tuesday, November 23, 2010
THE SEATTLE SOUL & FUNK SCENE IN THE 1970's :: WHEEDLE'S GROOVE
The story arc traced by WHEEDLE’S GROOVE — Jennifer Maas’ documentary about the Seattle soul and funk scene of the ’70s — is the best expression of the city’s zeitgeist in recent memory.” – Jonathan Zwickel, Seattle Times
“The best documentary of 2010", Wheedle’s Groove is a moving cinematic testament to the pure power of music and not only a tribute to the Seattle soul music scene, but to a time in our nation’s not-too-far-off past when it felt for a beautiful minute like America had soul.” – Michael Simmons, Huffington Post
“Maas’s unearthing of this small group of musicians, decked out in platform shoes, soul ’fros and pimp hats, serves up pure gold with every frame.” – Johnson Cummins, Montreal Mirror
“Wheedle’s Groove resists becoming a sentimental pastiche of bittersweet Old School reminisces by deftly illustrating how music shapes community, breaks barriers and forges new paths.” – John Hubbel, Indie Memphis Film Festival
“The filmmakers have approached the subject and its players with a sense of appreciation and compassion that is evident throughout the film. It is a must-see for any fan of soul, funk, and R&B music.” – Tim Sampson, Communications Director, Stax Museum of American Soul Music.