Noted music documentarian Don McGlynn takes viewers on a journey through 200 years of African American Christian music, using rare performance footage, audio, stills and interviews to document the history and power of gospel music. The influential groups and musicians profiled include the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, The Staple Singers, Mahalia Jackson and Smokey Robinson, and historians interviewed include Anthony Heilbut and Bill Carpenter.
Cast: Mahalia Jackson, The Staple Singers, Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, Clara Ward, The Soul Stirrers, Blind Boys of Alabama, Andraé Crouch, Mavis Staples, Smokey Robinson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Rev. James Cleveland, Bill Carpenter, Anthony Heilbut
Director: Don McGlynn
Release Year: 2010
Length: 115 minutes
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