A series that profiles some of the most influential, talented yet forgotten R&B, Soul and Gospel artists of the 1970s, '80s and '90s.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



10   9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   … See all »
5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Unsung Hollywood (TV Series 2014)
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A series that profiles talented, influential black celebrities from Hollywood movies, television, comedy, and sports.

Stars: Gary Anthony Williams, Charnele Brown, Joe Torry
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

Chronicles the ups and downs of legendary music group New Edition from their humble beginnings in Boston to individual solo success and everything in between.

Stars: Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley, Luke James
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A 12-year-old is traumatised by the murder of his friend, a star basketball player.

Director: Joseph Manduke
Stars: Moses Gunn, Rosalind Cash, Bernie Casey
The Temptations (TV Series 1998)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Biography of the singers who formed the hit Motown musical act, The Temptations.

Stars: Charles Malik Whitfield, D.B. Woodside, Terron Brooks
Car Wash (1976)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Car Wash is about a close-knit group of employees who one day have all manner of strange visitors coming onto their forecourt, including Richard Pryor as a preaching 'wonder-man' who is ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye, Darrow Igus
Soul Food (1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

One person can keep a family together and, when that one person is gone, a family can be torn apart.

Director: George Tillman Jr.
Stars: Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long
Bustin' Loose (1981)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Joe Braxton is an ex-con who has been given a second chance to freedom after violating his probation. He has been hired by a school teacher named Vivian Perry to repair and drive an old ... See full summary »

Directors: Oz Scott, Michael Schultz
Stars: Richard Pryor, Cicely Tyson, Angel Ramirez Jr.
Claudine (1974)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In the 1970s Harlem, garbage collector Roop feels intimidated by the idea of dating Claudine who is a single mother of six on welfare.

Director: John Berry
Stars: Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino, with the help of police snitch, Huggy Bear.

Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Richard Pryor is playing three different roles here. The first being a poor orange picker named Leroy Jones who gets laid off when by mistake he joins the worker's union during one of their... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Richard Pryor, Lonette McKee, Margaret Avery
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show ... See full summary »

Stars: Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Angela Bassett, Holly Robinson Peete
The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants.

Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Narrator / ... 122 episodes, 2009-2017
Edit

Storyline

A series that profiles some of the most influential, talented yet forgotten R&B, Soul and Gospel artists of the 1970s, '80s and '90s.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Unrecognized. Uncompromised. Unparalleled. Unsung.


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 November 2008 (USA)  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Pat Kelly, and Gil Scott-Heron's firstborn child is named Nia, Swahilli for "purpose." She is the eldest child of the late artist. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Empire: Fires of Heaven (2015) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I love it!!!
29 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

Have you ever wondered about that musician or group that had a hot song or album, but then they disappeared from the spotlight? Ever wondered the causes of the disappearance? Then this is your show. A lot of sources can give you the early life bios and successes, but this show gives the details of what happens in those "dark years", the years after the music stops. And what caused the music to stop, whether it be studio politics and/or personal demons.

Also, the delight of this series is that it focuses on the talented, yet forgotten stars. Everyone knows the Luther Vandross, the Marvin Gaye, the Billie Holliday, and the Diana Ross. But what about Phyllis Hyman, Donny Hathaway, DeBarge, etc..., prepare yourself for some enlightening, entertaining, and at times saddening, moments while watching this.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page