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Cotton Patch Gospel (1988)

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A filmed stage-play recounting the story of Jesus as set in modern day Georgia with music and reverent humor added. Essentially a one man show with a cast of four musicians fleshing out ... See full summary »

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A filmed stage-play recounting the story of Jesus as set in modern day Georgia with music and reverent humor added. Essentially a one man show with a cast of four musicians fleshing out many of the Biblical characters. The music and lyrics were completed by folk singer Harry Chapin shortly before his death in 1981. Written by Keath <keath@webtv.net>

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Angels: [singing] If you want to see a baby born to God and a Georgia girl, you better get your tail on over to Gainesville!
Multiple parts: [as an old farmer] Right.
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great show
18 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great video record of a great musical. Tom Key and the bluegrass backing band are great in this video recording of a 1985 performance. Key is an energetic and versatile performer who plays the narrator (Matthew) as well as many various roles. The songs are catchy, funny, and even emotionally moving at times. These are some of the best and last songs written by the late Harry Chapin. They'll get stuck in your head. CPG is enjoyable regardless of your religious beliefs. If you're not Christian, don't let the subject matter scare you away, the show is not preachy. It's a funny and satisfying Southern translation of a great story whether you view it as the gospel or history. Some ultra-conservatives might find it offensive however. The show's not afraid to poke fun at some sacred cows. I wish it was available on DVD.


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