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Too close to heaven. Part 2 [videorecording] : the story of gospel music / an IBT/CTVC production for Channel 4 in association with Jerusalem Productions ; producer, Leo St. Clair ; director, Alan Lewens.

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  • Physical Description: 1 videocassette (51 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
  • Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1997.

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General Note: Videocassette release of the 1996 documentary film originally broadcast on English television.
Participant or Performer Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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.
System Details Note: VHS.
Subject: Dorsey, Thomas Andrew
Overstreet, Louis, 1921-
Jackson, Mahalia, 1911-1972
Brewster, W. Herbert (William Herbert), 1897-1987
Harris, R. H.
Cooke, Sam
Franklin, Aretha
Gospel Music Workshop of America
Gospel music
Gospel music > History and criticism
African Americans > Music > History and criticism
African Americans > Religion
Spirituals (Songs) > United States > History.
Christianity > United States > Songs and music.
Gospel musicians > United States > Interviews.
African American churches > Songs and music.
African Americans > Music > Social aspects.
African American singers > History.
African American clergy > History.
African Americans > Songs and music > History and criticism
Jazz > History and criticism
Blues (Music) > History and criticism
Popular music > United States > History and criticism > 20th century.

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