January 2022
I’ve recently help restore ‘Somebody Help Me’, a 30 minute film from 1975, directed by Morris Baker, that documents a performance by Afro-Latin-Jazz group, ‘Ujamaa’, at Glenside Psychiatric Hospital, Bristol, UK. The film was shot on 16mm for television broadcast on ITV via HTV West but was never aired due to an appeal from a relative one of the patients shown in the film.

The band includes:
Vocals: Jeannette Tavernier
Piano: Lionel Grigson
Tenor Saxophone: Dave Quincy
Alto Sax: Paul Zec
Drums: Spike Wells

Camera: Mick Sutton
Sound: David Lascelles
Director and Editor: Morris Baker

You can view the full film above, or view a 5 minute excerpt of one of the musical performances here: