Don ‘Soultrain’ Campbell
AFTER RECIEVING AN EMAIL FROM THE MAN HIMSELF THOMAS GUZMAN SANCHEZ
HOLYROLLER HAS NOW REMOVED THE AUDIO..
WE THANK THOMAS GUZMAN SANCHEZ FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION.
you may also want to read the article on Guzman Sachez film Underground Dance Masters
WHICH WE HAVE ALSO REMOVED THE AUDIO PLZ FIND LINK BELOW
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO READ EMAIL PASTED BELOW
January 26, 2013
This is an official demand letter to Holyrollerproduction.com to remove copyrighted content.
Re:Copyright infringement of Underground Dance Masters Documentary Audio.
On your web page: http://holyrollerproductions.
I have found that you have posted the audio from my film on your site. I will ask you respectfully to please remove it. This needs to be done within ten days of this communication. I will not accept any thing less. Following that date I will take the steps necessary to have your site shut down. Your server and registry are in USA and my copyright is in the USA and reaches worldwide. I will prevail legally. I have retained a copy of this communication that is being forwarded to my copyright lawyer.
I see that you love Don Campbell and that is great, but I own the copyright of that audio. I expect you to be civil and remove it. Feel free to call if you have any questions.
GS Media Group
Hiphop and the dance communities of the world owe alot to Don Cornelius and Soul Train, despite the struggle of the dancers for recognition of their art and fair treatement,Soul Train presented a platform where dancers of the early 70′s showcased the blue print of hiphop to the attention of the rest of America and the world.
Cornielius knew that dance was integral to the show and made sure he sought out the best dancers of the time, It was by no means a smooth ride for the dancers who never got paid to be on the show, although soul train dancers always received an unspoken equal status with any star performing, be it James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, or the even the Jackson Five,
This audio is an interview taken from the film Underground Dance Masters (a film we actually commented n before) it features Don Campbellock Campbell,the originator of the dance called known as Locking or the ‘Campbellock‘ as it was called back in the 70′s.
Campbell talks about the dance from its roots to how it was introduced on Soul Train, which led to the Campbellock taking the country by storm.
Don Campbell is frank when discussing his experiences with the late Don Cornelius.
Soul Train was a new show at the time and CorneIius was always 1st to introduce new dances and dance talent to the country,
Throughout Soul Trains prescence on television,dancers like The Electric Boogaloos, Damita Joe , Jefferee Daniel, and Jody Watley all appeared on the show.
Campbell pointed out that It was Don Corneliuse’s introduction to locking that led to Soul Train getting many great dancers through his(Campbell’s) connections.
Don Cornelius would recruit talent through dance contests, the likes of Don Campbell and Damito Joe would enter and were able to become regulars on the show.
Most of the original line up of the Lockers (Greg Pope Leo Williamson, Fred Berry Adolpho Quinones aka Shabadoo and Slim the Robot ) became regulars on Soul Train.
Campbell also talks about Toni Basil and her involvement with the Lockers and how Basil exchanging words with Cornelius let to Campbell being thrown off Soul Train. and how he felt vindicated when his group returned to the show as headliners.