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Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America 

A five part music documentary which chronicles the history and impact of black music in the United States. The documentary aired October 7, 2001 on the cable channel VH1.
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Gerald Early ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2001
Brian McKnight ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2001
Smokey Robinson ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2001
George Benson George Benson ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
Solomon Burke 2 episodes, 2001
Ray Charles 2 episodes, 2001
Natalie Cole ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2001
Herbie Hancock ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
Isaac Hayes ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
Ice-T ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
Quincy Jones ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
B.B. King ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
Lou Rawls 2 episodes, 2001
Al Sharpton ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
Bobby Taylor Bobby Taylor ...  Himself - Motown Producer 2 episodes, 2001
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A five part music documentary which chronicles the history and impact of black music in the United States. The documentary aired October 7, 2001 on the cable channel VH1.

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Documentary | Music

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TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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(5 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Excellent but Overlooked
13 April 2005 | by tallandthinSee all my reviews

Unfortunately this excellent documentary aired less than a month after the tragedy of 9/11 and was completely overlooked, and I don't recall VH1 making any effort to promote it. If you have a chance to watch the DVD or buy the box set soundtrack, it is well worth your time. It is an enormously entertaining documentary with great music and incredible interviews. It even deepened my respect for Snoop Dogg. The comprehensiveness of the documentary is what makes this worth the investment in time (I believe it's five hours): watch this and you feel like you've earned a PhD in music history. The producers and directors (including Quincy Jones) obviously approached this as a labor of love. Is there an Emmy category for documentaries??? This should have won a couple. Rare to find something so intelligent and yet so enjoyable at the same time.


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