Saturday, September 25, 2010

"Try a Little Tenderness", from The Commitments soundtrack (music video)

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Here's a clip from one of my all time favorite movies about a rag-tag bunch of Irish kids struggling to raise their expectations and sing their way out of the Dublin slums. From the 1991 film The Commitments, "Try a Little Tenderness". It's well worth the rental, if just for the music.

 Band manager Jimmy Rabbit explains why he wants his band to sing soul music with the best line from the movie, "Do you not get it, lads? The Irish are the blacks of Europe. And Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland. And the Northside Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin. So say it once, say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud."

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