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The Story of Gospel Music 

Not Rated | | Music | Episode aired 5 February 1997
An American documentary that provides a thorough history of gospel music through archival footage of legendary gospel singers, from soulful concerts to the spiritual musicals.

Directors:

Andrew Dunn (co-director), James Marsh (co-director)

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Vanessa Bell Armstrong Vanessa Bell Armstrong ... (archive footage)
Amiri Baraka Amiri Baraka ... Himself
Clifton Davis ... (archive footage)
Thomas A. Dorsey Thomas A. Dorsey ... (archive footage)
Aretha Franklin ... (archive footage)
Tramaine Hawkins Tramaine Hawkins ... (archive footage)
Cissy Houston ... (archive footage)
Mahalia Jackson ... (archive footage)
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An American documentary that provides a thorough history of gospel music through archival footage of legendary gospel singers, from soulful concerts to the spiritual musicals. The documentary includes performances from legendary gospel singers such as Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson, Edwin Hawkins, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Thomas A. Dorsey, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers. The documentary was originally broadcast on February 5, 1997 as part of the PBS series Great Performances (1971). Written by PBS

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Genres:

Music

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

KQED See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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