Too close to heaven. Part 3 [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.
- Physical Description: 1 videocassette (51 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
- Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1997.
Videocassette release of the 1996 documentary film originally broadcast on English television.
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Narrator, Alphonsia Emmanuel.
Commentary: Margaret P. Douroux, Jesse Jackson, Morgan Babb, Albertina Walker, Jacki Clark, Karen Clark, Marvin Winans, Gary Hines, Joe Ligon, Bobby Jones, Tramaine Hawkins, Teresa E. Hairston, Kirk Franklin.
Music: Staples singers, Gospel Music Workshop of America, Angela Spivey and the Voices of Victory, Thompson Community Choir, Clark Sisters, Mighty Clouds of Joy.
Using narration and performance footage, this film traces the 300 year history of gospel music. Part three commences with the songs of the Civil Rights Movement in the 60's that marked a turning point in gospel music which, originally formed out of slavery, gave voice to a new cry for freedom. Series concludes with an analysis of contemporary gospel and its impact on popular music and the Afro-American church.
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