As part of Peter Moore's second Exhibition Body & Soul the Blackie staged its second participatory exhibition 'Yours For The Taking'. We also contributed by showing films and video tapes at the Blackie under the title Body & Soul where the music was Soul and the Body was dance. The screenings started on Saturday 17th January and went on 4 weeks.
We started with:-:-
Reggae - based on the reggae festival at Wembley Stadiun,
Simple Songs - Billy Preston, Joe Cooker and Bill Withers.
Short films of Ike & Tina Turner and Dorothy Morrison,
2 films of the Paul Taylor Dance Company.
Rock My Soul - a performance by the Alvin Ailey Dance Co,
A new Soul Train TV recording just arrived from the Staten
Films in following weeks included:-
Soul to Soul - filmed during the 14th Ghanaian Independence Celebrations with Roberta Flack, Santana, Voices of East Harlem, Wilson Pickett and Ike & Tina Turner.
Jazz on a Summers Day
Monterey Pop - Eric Burdon, Country Joe, Jimi Hendrix, Canned Heat, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin and Sly and the Family Stone.
The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff,
Rhythmetron - a film of the Dance Theatre of Harlem,
Short promotional films from record companies of various artists including Labelle, Curtis Mayfield, Three Degrees, 01Jays, Supremes..
People who were interested in any particular film could phone or call for details of dates and times. The seating was very limited so only a few people could watch at anyone time.
The Filmshows were staffed by the Blackie and Radio Doom.