Carlos Santana once lived in Bernal. But James Brown? Alas, no. Ray Charles? Sorry. Aretha Franklin? Err, not so much.
Regardless, there’s a terrific program about “The Golden Age of Soul” on the calendar tomorrow night at the Bernal Heights Branch Library:
When: Wed, 2/08/2012, 6:30 – 8:30
Richie Unterberger will present “The Golden Age of Soul Vol. 3″ in honor of African-American history month. This is a presentation of rare soul music film clips from the 1960s and early 1970s. This is *not* the same program as the two soul music programs he has previously done at the Bernal Heights branch. This features entirely different clips, including footage of performers such as Mary Wells, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Wilson Pickett, Ray Charles, the Four Tops, Jackie Wilson, Les McCann & Eddie Harris, and Aretha Franklin.
Sounds fantastic. As a preview bonus, we are proud to present this exclusive footage of James Brown’s 1965 performance at the Ski Bernalwood Summit Lodge, for your viewing enjoyment: