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Too close to heaven. : Part 2 the story of gospel music

Author: Alan LewensLeo St ClairAlphonsia EmmanuelHorace Clarence BoyerMargaret P DourouxAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1997.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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Using narration and performance footage, this film traces the 300 year history of gospel music. Part two resumes with the emergence of gospel music into popular culture in the early 1900's with the advent of blues and jazz and its eventual amalgamation with sacred music.
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Genre/Form: Songs and music
Interviews
Music
Named Person: Thomas Andrew Dorsey; Louis Overstreet; Mahalia Jackson; W Herbert Brewster; R H Harris; Sam Cooke; Aretha Franklin
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Lewens; Leo St Clair; Alphonsia Emmanuel; Horace Clarence Boyer; Margaret P Douroux; Jesse Jackson; Billie M Greenbey; International Broadcasting Trust.; Channel Four (Great Britain); Jerusalem Productions (Firm); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 37979677
Notes: Videocassette release of the 1996 documentary film originally broadcast on English television.
Performer(s): Narrator, Alphonsia Emmanuel.
Commentary: Horace Boyer, Margaret P. Douroux, Jesse Jackson, Billie M. Greenbey, Ira Tucker, Clarence Fountain, Shirley Caesar, Albertina Walker, Dorothy Love Coates, Art Rupe, J.W. Alexander, Morgan Babb.
Music: Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson, Anderson Johnson, Fairfield Four, Golden Gate Quartet, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Clara Ward, Goldenaires, Gospel Music Workshop of America.
Description: 1 videocassette (51 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Too close to heaven. Part 2, the history of gospel music
Story of gospel music
History of gospel music
Responsibility: an IBT/CTVC production for Channel 4 in association with Jerusalem Productions ; producer, Leo St. Clair ; director, Alan Lewens.

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Using narration and performance footage, this film traces the 300 year history of gospel music. Part two resumes with the emergence of gospel music into popular culture in the early 1900's with the advent of blues and jazz and its eventual amalgamation with sacred music.

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