This is Love
Investigation of a singer who turned down fame to make music with his family. George Clinton, Mick Fleetwood, Sinbad and Norman Jay unveil an unsung hero of soul.
Doors Open 630pm
Films Starts 8pm
Hideaway will be serving food and drinks throughout the evening.
Free Admission, Ticket or Reservation needed for admission
(Pick up tickets at Daddy Kool Records, 666 Central Ave, St Pete or Make Reservations Via Eventbrite)
Tickets and EventBrite RSVPs will be seated first come, first serve from 630pm to 745pm
All standby will be admitted at 745pm, if space permits.
About The Film
This is Love is a feature music documentary that follows obscure soul singer Rudy Love,whose experience in the music industry over the decades encapsulates a quintessential struggle of African American artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Rudy Love has been making music all of his life, even though it has all been taken away. From his first contract fraudulently signed when he was seventeen, Love has been losing his music to publishers and recording labels ever since. His voice has been woven into hits from every decade since the sixties, yet he lives unknown in Wichita, Kansas. But that doesn’t concern him: all he wants to do is sing.
Rudy Love’s name circles among musicians like a ghost, an unseen guru who’s been influencing listeners whether they know it or not. Artists from Jay Z to George Clinton herald him as an unsung hero of soul. Why haven’t you heard of him? Because the music business is vicious, and Rudy only cares about Love.
While his music seemingly had gotten buried into total obscurity, it has repeatedly resurfaced in far corners of the world, particularly in places where soul music is experiencing a resurgence such as in Europe.
LISTEN UP FILM SERIES
Et Cultura St Pete (EtC StP) and Daddy Kool Records are partnering to create a monthly film series that promotes and encourages the independent spirit, explores the rich and raucous world of music, and celebrates art house films in St. Petersburg’s Original Listening Room, Hideaway Cafe.