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ALL WE NEED IS ANOTHER CHANCE DOCUMENTRY (LEGENDARY ESCORTS)
--I was turned on to this group in the mid 70's while attending Florida A&M University. To me, they were better than a lot of big name groups and boy could they sing. (W.Long - ATL)
--i just love the ESCORTS, will they perform again and when, YES I would buy tickets (Juanita - USA)
--I remember when my parents bought the Album me and my siblings were amazed I just wanted to say God Bless you for making so many men lives different. Men of Color in Prison is especially hard ,but for those who know it was set up that way. I hope one day some one will make a movie about the Escorts.It is indeed a story that needs to be told. (Tracy - Paris)
And then there is...
--My favorite version of this song is the one by the Escorts and is perhaps the greatest "cover" of all time (Bob Davis - USA).
And a reply...
--Bob, I've GOT to agree with you there!!! Last year when you, Selah, and I attended the concert last May at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx, The Escorts tore the house down with their version of Ooo Baby, Baby!!! They opened the show and left everybody wanting more and more! I love Smokey & the Miracle's singing Ooo Baby, Baby, but The Escorts sure do give them a run for their money.
I just hope they sing it at the Soul-Patrol Convention... hint, hint :) (Sally - USA)
And sing it they did at the...
2004 Soul-Patrol Convention
2007 Soul-Patrol Convention
2011 Soul-Patrol Convention
I know that yall like documentaries. This is a documentary that NEEDS to be seen, especially by those of the "gangsta generation."
Here is a new one from an artist that you all know, if you have ever been to a Soul-Patrol Convention. Our friends the Legendary Escorts' have performed at all of the Soul-Patrol Conventions except for one.
I have never had to ask them to perform. They ALWAYS raise their hands to volunteer. Yes the Escorts put "skin in the game." And when they come, they bring their families and help to make the event into something that is a whole lot more than it was ever intended to be.
If you ever get a chance to create your own dictionary, under the heading of "good people," you can just place the pictures of Reggie, Billy & Lagrant.
Hell these brothas even showed up and helped us to pack the Knitting Factory for the NYC debut of a certain west coast FUNK band called "RioSoul"...
Check this out and share the link by whatever means necessary....
ALL WE NEED IS ANOTHER CHANCE
A music documentary following The Legendary Escorts' journey as a soul group formed and recorded behind bars in 1970s America.
The unsung story of The Legendary Escorts is that of the musical group, formed behind bars in the early 70s at Rahway State Prison. It carries the weight and wisdom of both their tumultuous and celebratory experiences from the past decades up to modern day. Through their successes, trials, and tribulations, the storyline will explore the soul generation, civil rights movement, and penal reform from the inside.
The car door opens. Reginald Prophet Haynes, the founder of The Legendary Escorts, twists himself out of the car to plant two feet solidly on the ground. This was where it all started. An armed robbery on this very spot sent Reggie to serve his first seven-year prison sentence in 1968. In the midst of deplorable conditions and never-ending days, Reggie's true self persevered and broke through - he began to sing in the yard and caught the attention of other inmates that wanted to harmonize.
Reggie waits as a garage door opens and reveals a cozy den with two men stand playing pool. Billy, an ex marine, and LaGrant, a retired police officer, partnered with Reggie in 1986 to keep the group alive. The three remaining members of the Legendary Escorts dive into shooting the breeze. While it's clear both Billy and LaGrant have heard Reggie's history countless times, they sit absorbing his narration, learning new details with each retelling. The conversation inevitably returns back to the beginnings of the Legendary Escorts, and how Reggie was transferred to the infamous Rahway Prison. It was here at an inmate variety show that the Escorts sound caught the attention of prolific record producer George Kerr.
After two years of correspondence spent convincing the warden, Kerr was allowed to bring a mobile recording studio to the prison and laid down the vocals for the first album "All We Need Is Another Chance" in just 9 hours. With their quality sound and unique story, The Escorts became a hit enjoying success on the Billboard Top Soul charts. A follow up album "3 Down 4 To Go" received similar success and a newly liberated Reggie was beginning to enjoy the view from the mountain top.
more and check out the documentary teaser here.... http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1568851977/all-we-need-is-another-ch ance?ref=live
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