Rejoice and Shout

(2010)

Genres: Documentary

Review: Rejoice and Shout

What our critics thought of Rejoice and Shout

Christy Lemire
Thumbs up for me to for the music alone.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
The performances unearthed by director Don McGlynn...are just so energetic and captivating.

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Rejoice and Shout
Black gospel music in one way or another created a great deal of the blues, jazz and rock and roll. Born on the plantations of the South, it merged the Christian hymns of the slave owners with rhythms from Africa and created a new musical form not heard before but reflected everywhere today, even in hip-hop. "Rejoice and Shout" is a consistently entertaining documentary bringing together a remarkable variety of surviving performances on films and records, going back to circa 1900. …Read Full Review
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times - 06/15/2011