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Wheedle's Groove 2009

  • October 10, 2009
  • 87 mins
  • Jennifer Maas
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, History, Music
The story of Seattle's forgotten Soul and Funk scene of the 60s and 70s

During the late 60s and early 70s, and decades before Nirvana, Microsoft and Starbucks put Seattle on the map, Seattle's African American neighborhood known as the Central District was buzzing. The soul sounds filled local airwaves and packed clubs seven nights a week. As many of the bands began breaking out nationally via major record deals, television appearances, and gigs with the likes of Curtis Mayfield and Stevie Wonder, the public demanded disco and the scene slipped into obscurity. Narrated by Seattle's own Sir Mix-A-Lot.

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