Soul Britannia started on BBC4 last Friday. The first episode was excellent and with any luck it will be repeated a few times this week. The series looks at the impact of American and Caribbean sounds on British music and the development of soul and reggae in the UK.
The first episode featured footage of Jimmy James and the Vagabonds (who’s version of Ain’t Love Good, Ain’t Love Proud is a big favourite of mine),
Geno Washington and Dusty. But I expect the quality to drop heavily as the series goes on as we are almost guaranteed footage of Simply Red, M People and Jamiroquai but we should enjoy the good stuff whilst it lasts.
A link to the BBC's Soul Britannia site can be found here