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march. 10 2015

Porretta Soul Festival, Tribute To Otis Redding
Rufus Thomas Park, Porretta Terme (Bologna)
July/Luglio  23 – 26, 2015

Thursday/Giovedi 23 July/Luglio
“Dear James Brown”
Osaka Monaurail (Japan)
Opening Act  T.B.A.

Friday 24 July/ Luglio
Frank Bey & Anthony Paule Band feat. Sweet Nectar
Theo Huff
Prince Phillip Mitchell
Wee Willie Walker
Sugar Ray Rayford & Luca Giordano Band feat. Sax Gordon

Saturday  25 July/Luglio
Frank Bey & Anthony Paule Band with Sweet Necatr special guest Sax Gordon
Super special guest Joe Arnold
Derek Martin
Chick Rodgers
David Hudson
Sugar Pie DeSanto

Sunday  26 July/ Luglio
Sensational Rhythm & Blues Night  with
Frank Bey & Anthony Paule Band feat.  Sweet Nectar, Sax Gordon, Theo Huff, Derek Martin , Joe Arnold, Chick Rodgers, David Hudson, Prince Phillip Mitchell, Wee Willie Walker, Sugar Pie DeSanto


february, 18 2015

Porretta Soul Festival July 23-26, 2015
After a quarter of a century of memorable concerts, featuring some of the greatest artists ever in the fields of R&B and soul, the Porretta Soul  Festival still attracts a wide and enthusiastic audience of aficionados from all over Europe, with an exceptional program in which quality, authenticity, stage appeal and historical perspective are well balanced. In Rufus Thomas Park, during the last, long weekend of July, we will enjoy the performances of such frequent visitors as San Francisco guitar wizard Anthony Paule, with his dynamic band and the darkly emotional vocalist Frank Bey; as the octuagenarian red hot mama Sugar Pie De Santo and the younger veterans of deep soul David Hudson, Chick Rodgers and Theo Huff; and as the Japanese band Osaka Monaurail and trombonist Fred Wesley, talented guardian of the impetuous and magnetic James Brown-styled funk. There will also be exciting newcomers to the Porretta stage. First of all the legendary tenor  sax player Joe Arnold, whose name and style are familiar to us from many seminal Stax recording sessions (and particularly Otis Redding’s), but also a powerful blues shouter, Texan-Californian Sugaray Rayford (accompanied by another muscular reed soloist, Sax Gordon), and three intense and veracious vocal masters, once acclaimed personalities belonging to the golden age of soul. Of that marvelous era they will deliver the deepest values: Goldwax Records alumnus Wee Willie Walker with his still fiery and abrasive gospel scream, Detroit-bred Derek Martin with his vibrant, passionate and swinging eloquence, and Louisville singer-songwriter Prince Phillip Mitchell with the catchy and soulful charm of his many-sided repertoire, composed through the decades for major artists working in Memphis, Muscle Shoals and Jackson (and also for that great diva, Millie Jackson of Caught Up fame, whose lively and compelling show in Porretta in the early Nineties we still distinctly remember). Luciano Federighi

Dopo oltre un quarto di secolo di serate memorabili, animate dai più grandi artisti nel panorama del R&B e del soul, il Festival di Porretta è ancora in grado di attrarre e entusiasmare un vasto pubblico di appassionati di tutta Europa con un programma che concilia qualità, autenticità e comunicativa, gusto dello spettacolo e senso della storia della musica afroamericana. Sul palcoscenico del Rufus Thomas Park, durante l’ultimo, lungo weekend di luglio, vedremo sfilare personaggi già noti e apprezzati come il chitarrista Anthony Paule con la sua dinamica band e quel vocalista di rara presenza emotiva che è Frank Bey, come l’incandescente veterana Sugar Pie De Santo o i più giovani maestri del canto soul David Hudson, Chick Rodgers e Theo Huff: e come i giapponesi Osaka Monaurail e il trombonista Fred Wesley, depositari dell’impetuoso e magnetico funk targato James Brown. Ma ascolteremo anche un leggendario sassofonista come Joe Arnold, legato al ricordo di tante session Stax (e in particolare a quelle di Otis Redding), un fosco e potente shouter dell’Ovest come l’emergente Sugaray Rayford (in compagnia d’un’altra ancia vigorosa, Sax Gordon), e tre estrose e sanguigne figure appartenenti all’età d’oro del soul, dei cui valori profondi porteranno una rara e preziosa testimonianza – Wee Willie Walker, alunno di casa Goldwax e solista vocale dal sempre infuocato e abrasivo piglio gospelizzante, Derek Martin, vibrante e passionale soul swinger emerso tra anni Cinquanta e Sessanta dalla scena di Detroit, e Prince Phillip Mitchell, uno dei più versatili e sensibili singer-songwriters del soul meridionale, autore di temi formidabili per artisti delle grandi etichette del Sud (e per una diva nera, la Millie Jackson di Caught Up, che a Porretta ha lasciato un ricordo indelebile). Luciano Federighi


february, 13 2015
Le prime conferme  al Porretta Soul Festival 23 – 26 Luglio
Sugar Pie DeSanto, Prince Phillip Mitchell, Frank Bey & Anthony Paule Band feat. Mike Rinta with special guest Sax Gordon & Sweet Nectar, Theo Huff, Chick Rodgers, David J Hudson Sr., legendary sax man Joe Arnold and many more....... al Porretta Soul Festival 23 - 26 Luglio/July


february, 12 2015


january, 30 2015

WATCH TEASER
Molto presto annunceremo la line-up della 28esima edizione del Porretta Soul Festival (23 – 26 Luglio) .  
Grandi novità quest’anno:
The Valley of Soul  - Il Soul nella Valle del Reno (dal 20 al 31 Luglio)
ALAN LOMAX
i luoghi, i ricordi del suo passaggio
nella Valle del Reno nel centenario della nascita
a cura di Gian Paolo Borghi/Nuèter

restate sintonizzati

Very soon we will announce the 28th edition of the Porretta Soul Festival line-up (23-26 July) .

Great news this year :

The Valley of Soul - The Soul In the Reno Valley ( July 20 to 31 )

Alan Lomax
The places, the memories of his passage
In the Reno Valley on the centenary of Birth
edited by Gian Paolo Borghi/Nuèter

Stay Tuned!







Novembre 05, 2014
Welcome to Porretta, now known as home to the world’s premier festival for vintage soul music.
WREG TV(CBS Network), Channel 3, Memphis, Tennessee

Italian tradition, food, wine, and live style, the overwhelming hospitality of the people in the Emilia-Romagna hillsides are building the perfect frame for Europe’s most thrilling and inspiring annual soul music event.
The Porretta Soul Festival has a long tradition in presenting the greatest living artists. Whenever talking to someone who had performed at Porretta, I could see the glint in his eyes. If soul music has a home in Europe, it’s Porretta, commemorated every July. 
Detlev Hoegen, Bear Family Records Germany

Porretta Soul, the longest running - and certainly the best -
music festival of its kind anywhere in the world.
Tony Rounce, Ace Records, London

The premier soul music festival in Europe
Juke Blues Magazine, England

“Soulsville U.S.A.” is unfortunately not here in Memphis but in the tiny village of Porretta Terme in northern Italy.
Memphis Magazine, Memphis,Tennesseee

Ah, the wonders of Italy – the Colisseum, the Vatican, the canals of Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Rufus Thomas Park of Porretta Terme
The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee

I can't think of anything more soulful or heartfelt than the Porretta Soul Festival.
Peter Guralnick

Un festival comme Porretta Soul est une véritable pépite qui ne se travestit pas, ne ment pas, fidèle à sa ligne de conduite et à sa thématique.
Marcel Bénédit , ABS Magazine, France

Le Porretta Soul Festival n’est plus un phénomène italien, mais qu’il appartient au patrimoine culturel européen, et qu’il faut tout faire pour qu’il continue longtemps. 
Alain Jacquet Soul Bag Magazine, France


October 03, 2014
A partire da mercoledì 8 Ottobre, e per tutto il mese ogni sera alle 21 su LepidaTV, canale 118 del digitale terrestre (per l’Emilia Romagna) e sul web a www.lepida.tv andrà in onda tutto il Porretta Soul Festival 2014 con puntate di un’ora . Si parte con la serata finale registrata il 20 Luglio con la Muscle Shoals All Star Band che ospita alcune icone del soul come Denise LaSalle, Chick Rodgers e Guitar Shorty per poi proseguire con tutti gli altri ospiti di una edizione memorabile.   Dal 2004 Lepida TV è l’emittente ufficiale del Porretta Soul Festival , con centinaia di ore di registrazioni .  
Questo il programma:
LepidaTV  OKTOBER MUSIC FEST

IL MESE DEDICATO ALLA GRANDE MUSICA DI LEPIDA TV
OTTOBRE 2014

    08Muscle Shoals All Star Band with special guest
    09Muscle Shoals All Star Band with special guest
    10Frank Bey & Anthny Paule Band
    11Groove City with special guest
    12Groove City with special guest Theo Huff
    13Capital Strokes feat. Randy Roberts
    14Muscle Shoals All Star Band
    15Muscle Shoals All Star Band
    16Big Solidal Band
    17Frank Bey & Anthony Paule Band
    18Muscle Shoals All Star Band
    19Muscle Shoals All Star Band
    20Magda White & Frank Hammond Band
    21Quincy Ave. Rhythm Band
    22Meez
    23Burzi Bross Band
    24Muscle Shoals All Star Band
    25Muscle Shoals All Star Band
    26Sam Paglia Trio
    27Quincy Avenue Rhythm Band
    28Blues Therapy Band


July 21, 2014
Video delle serate della 27 edizione.
July 17, 2014 - Day 1 of 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbD8O7J7ftw
July 18, 2014 - Day 2 of 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcsHSI0_4PU
July 19, 2014 - Day 3 of 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWXeE4EXyi0
July 20, 2014 - Day 4 of 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8hbiAaF-jI


July 18, 2014
Pubblicato sul canale You Tube del Festival, il contributo RAI del servizio televisivo a cura di Paola Rubbi datato 1994. LINK


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