Jamerson in Standing in... film?

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Top of pageBottom of page   By Dirk Pehrke ( - on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 - 03:13 am:

Sorry, but I didn't find any information in the other thread focused on the film. Are there any sequences in the film, where you can see Jamerson playing the Bass? Are they halfway good quality?
Dirk from germany

Top of pageBottom of page   By harryweinger ( - on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 - 04:01 pm:

Not a whole lot, but James Junior displays some technique on standup. Also, Pistol Allen - sitting on a drum set in the original Hitsville studio - demonstrates the difference in style among him, Uriel Jones and Benny Benjamin.

Top of pageBottom of page   By david, glasgow, scotland ( - on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 07:32 am:

Hi Dirk from Germany.

Welcome to the forum.

Top of pageBottom of page   By john lester ( - on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 07:50 am:


Please tell us a bit more about it.....the suspense is too much.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Conrad72 ( - on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 04:25 pm:

When is the Detroit screening of SITSOM? What are the chances of an "Average Joe" such as myself getting a ticket? Thanks!

Top of pageBottom of page   By harryweinger ( - on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 04:42 pm:

Artisan Films expects to announce something shortly re the official premieres in NY and Detroit, as well as festivals in Europe. Perhaps Paul Elliot can chime in.

As far as 'suspense,' any description of mine would pale next to seeing the film. Before the internet this would be known as a 'teaser' ;)

Top of pageBottom of page   By john lester ( - on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 05:22 pm:

Bah......oh well, I tried

Top of pageBottom of page   By ErikT.O. ( - on Thursday, May 16, 2002 - 02:13 am:

Guys, PLEASE tell me this'll play in Toronto, and not at the go#$amned Toronto Film Festival which is all but closed to non-Beautiful/Rich People... Montreal has a well known film fest too, with a reputation for attracting for film-freaks than celeb-gawkers (ie T-O), I'll make the trip si c'est neccessaire...

Top of pageBottom of page   By Paul Elliott ( - on Thursday, May 16, 2002 - 09:23 am:

Hi everybody, this is Paul Elliott (co-exec-producer of the film). Harry, it was great seeing you in Tribeca. What a night!

As for upcoming screenings, I can share some tentative thoughts, but please be aware that none of the details are confirmed. This is how things are look like they're lining up:

The next screening will probably be at the Toronto Film Festival (sorry, Erik!), which happens Sept 5-14, 2002.

In late September or October, we will begin the North American theatrical release. There will be a moderate number of initial cities, with premiere parties planned for both Detroit and New York City. The film will be released in numerous major cities within the USA and Canada; going beyond the initial cities depends entirely on how well it is received.

We will possibly be at the London Film Festival (Nov 6-21, 2002). Further international screenings and distribution schedules depend on how we do with international sales.

We are planning to release the soundtrack CD slightly before the North American theatrical release date. The home video will follow the theatrical release by at least several months.

We have hopes for some live concert events both prior to the film release and as part of the release schedule.

Finally, if you just can't wait to get breaking news about the film, allow me to remind you of our website: http://www.StandingInTheShadowsOfMotown.com -- you can sign up for an email newsletter there.

Thank you everyone for your enthusiasm and patience!

Paul Elliott
Elliott Scott Productions, LLC

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ritchie ( - on Thursday, May 16, 2002 - 09:31 am:


Many thanks for the latest bulletin - we'll be waiting eagerly for updates!

Can you tell us who will be releasing the soundtrack album? I'm sure a UK distributor or licensee could be found if it's not going via a major.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Carl Dixon London ( - on Thursday, May 16, 2002 - 09:33 am:

Thanks for the update Paul. You know we need this tonic on a regular basis now. Are the planned live events going to be video taped? I do hope so - proper music played by proper musicians!

Top of pageBottom of page   By ErikT.O. ( - on Thursday, May 16, 2002 - 08:50 pm:

Hi Paul! Can you please tell me if there's any way at all I can get on some sort of list to be admitted for this movie, I'll happily pay whatever it costs but I'm concerned I won't see it any other way unless they put it on at 8'30am with some of the other docs... I'm not being a cheapskate or anything here, I just want to see this! I also host a radio show here (non-proffit community radio, hence I'm still S-O-L regarding attending events like this) and would be glad to have anyone connected to the movie show up & gab about it a little (even if I can't somehow squeeze in to the premiere!)... I'm at mamaroo@sympatico.ca if there's anything you're able to pass along... /Erik

Top of pageBottom of page   By Dirk Pehrke ( - on Monday, May 20, 2002 - 02:58 am:

Thany for the replies guys!
I'm not into the media industry at all, but the first place that comes to my mind to show this film, would be the ARTE Channel. That's a kind of cultural station, a share between germany and france, and it has shown very good films about music in the past that don't care about millions of viewers but good viewers. And I guess they are fair in paying (It's a government payed channel, not a commercial station).
Would be a bit disappointing for me, if there's no Jamerson in the film, but hey, we can't change the past.
But the book is so incredible good. Music is so much more than just music.

Top of pageBottom of page   By ErikT.O. ( - on Monday, May 20, 2002 - 09:45 pm:

CBC in Canada also shows a lot of great documentaries, including new 'popular' (by doc standards!) ones... maybe there's hope for me yet to see this!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sis Detroit ( - on Sunday, June 16, 2002 - 05:39 pm:

HW - Thanks for reminding me, I found, in my archives, a copy of the 2 LP set "Save The Children." The LP was released in 1973 Motown M800-R2. Courtesy of Paramount Pictures Corp. Executive Producer - Clarence Avant, Produced by Matt Robinson, Directed by Stan Lathan. I guess today is my Motown day. Now all I have to do is find the video.

Top of pageBottom of page   By HW ( - on Monday, June 17, 2002 - 01:02 pm:

Save The Children has never been on video - UNFORTUNATELY. I don't think the full film itself has been seen in many years.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sis Detroit ( - on Monday, June 17, 2002 - 02:49 pm:

HW -Thank you so much for your assistance. Here is a list of the performers on the LP. A number of them have gone on.

Record One:
Diagloge: Rev. Jesse Jackson
Narration: Matt Robinson
MARVIN GAYE - Save the Children
The Temptations - Papa was a Rollin' Stone
The Main Ingredient - Everybody Plays the Fool
The O'Jays - Sunshine
Zulema - This Child of Mine
Cannonball Adderley - Country Preacher
Rev. James Cleveland
The Push Expo Choir
Sermon- Praise Him With
a Stringed Instrument
Bill Withers - Lean On Me
MARVIN GAYE- What's Happening Brother
Curtis Mayfield - Give Me Your Love

Record Two:
Sammy Davis, Jr. - I've Gotta Be Me
Roberta Flack -Quincy Jones
On a Clear Day (You can See Forever/Killer Joe)
Gladys Knight & The Pips - I heard it Through the
Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee Eager
They Long to Be Close to You.
Ramsey Lewis Trio
People Make the World Go Round
Nancy Wilson - The Greatest Performance of My Life
The Jackson 5 - I Wanna Be Where You Are
Dialogue " Rev. Jesse Jackson
Jackie Verdell * The Push Expo Choir
I'm Too Close to Heaven To Turn Around.


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