Funk/soul collective New Birth, Inc. with the Nite-Liters; doo-wop group the Moonglows.
Host: DJ Gerry Bledsoe
i LOVE hearing New Birth doing ‘la la la’ (i.e. You Don’t Have to be Alone)–take that lil’ wayne!
This was one of the bands that made most other bands HIDE!!!!! The New Birth Inc. was the total end all to be all! And the amazing Robin Russell on drums……THANK YOU NEW BIRTH & THIRTEEN!
this was an amazing episode! i’ve watched this at least five times in the last four days.
The New Birth was one of the most amazing groups
of it’s day. I still love, listen to, and am
inspired by this music to this day. I absolutely love
Londee Loren !! More please !?
The Nite-Liters & New Birth were always on top of their game. I had the pleasure of seeing them perform “live” several times back in the day. The first time was in York, PA – 1972. One of the best shows ever! Their stage presence & showmanship was truly EXCEPTIONAL. The group’s dynamic command of the stage, vocals & musicainship was second to none. “SOUL” was truly an innovative program! Stan Latham is simply the BEST TELEVISION DIRECTOR. He’s been in the game for such a long time. His ideas are always fresh — which is why his programming credits are endless. I’m so grateful to WNET Thirteen for posting these screen gems on line. Thank you WNET. Pleas keep them coming!
fire!!!! i believe the nite-liters and another group formed newbirth…harvey fuqua was that dude
Of all the shows you’ve posted, this is my favorite.
I’ve viewed it half a dozen times :^)
Ch.10. You name the Nite-Liters jam “K-Jee” incorrectly as “El-Watusi.
I remember a SOUL! show that featured NEW Birth and they did all of the songs from their album “Birthday”
That seems to be missing from your list.
Can’t waith till you can show this shows on 13!
Religion. amazing. thank you!
Correction to the track in Chapter 10:
The Nite-Liters do a cover of the MFSB track “K-Jee”
New Birth did their thing…..They were excellent…The Moonglows were good too…
When New Birth did the breakdowns during “I Can Understand It” was like hell erupting. Totally amazing.
Thank you so much for posting this extraordinary group! Along with Rufus, New Birth, Inc. was one of the most underrated, overlooked bands of the 1970′s. From the late James Baker leading that tight horn section to the Wilson brothers (the other double dynamite…sorry, Sam & Dave! ) to the incomparable Londie Loren Wiggins, this band was pound for pound one of the best out there. Please find all the other episodes of Soul! for this is of great historical importance here and now in 2010. The musicians, luminaries and thinkers of that day still have much to teach us. We as a people have come so far, but we still need to know of those who came before us. Gerry Bledsoe was amazing too as the host! NYC had it all then, as now. May Jah bless your restoration efforts until such time as we can see them all again in their glory. Again, my thanks!
Phenomenal!!! You have made my day, week and year. Please consider making Soul available for sale. We need to show our kids what the music looked and sounded like before the shift in the music industry prior to hip hop in the 80′s. This can be a bridge to the younger generation and hopfully the next generation will begin to learn to read and study instruments again. WE MUST NOT LET OUR LEGACY BE FORGOTTEN OR LOST. GREAT JOB
I Truely Love the videos on here especially NEW BIRTH. Thanks!
it is a MUST that you make these available on DVD!!! Please!!!
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This episode with New Birth was amazing!!! Thank you!!! Please if you have more of them please post.They do not get the reconition they deserve!!!
December 13, 1972
Actress Cicely Tyson and bluesman Taj Mahal talk about the movie Sounder, which starred Tyson and Mahal; Mahal also does some selections from his soundtrack to it. Exuma, a folksinger who uses some Bahamian rhythms, also performs. Hosted by Ellis Haizlip.
November 1, 1972
Funk/soul collective New Birth, Inc. with the Nite-Liters; doo-wop group the Moonglows. Host: DJ Gerry Bledsoe
November 29, 1972
“Journey To The Sun” Actor Ron O’Neal talks about Superfly and his career; Singer/songwriter Zulema; and funk-jazz ensemble Black Heat, featuring David ‘Fathead’ Newman. Hosted by Ellis Haizlip.
January 10, 1973
“Elements”, with Earth, Wind & Fire and Linda Hopkins & the Soul Quintet.
November 3, 1971
“The Roots of Black Protest”
March 1, 1972
“The Young People’s Show”
October 4, 1972
An evening with free-jazz artist Rahsaan Roland Kirk and his group.
November 15, 1972
“Shades of Soul, Part I” One of two episodes devoted to the Latin side of Soul!.
November 17, 1971