Rejoice & Shout - A Jubilant Journey Through Gospel Music History DVD
Series: Magnolia Films
This DVD covers 200 years of musical history of African-American Christianity, featuring the legends of gospel music, including the Staple Singers, the Clara Ward Wingers, the Dixie Hummingbirds, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Culled from hundreds of hours of music, tracing the evolution of gospel music thorugh its many styles – the spirituals and early hymns, the four-part harmony-based quartets, the integration of blues and swing, the emergence of “soul” and the blending of rap and hip-hop elements.
It connects the history of African-American culture with gospel as it first impacted popular culture at large and captures so much of what is special about this music and African-American Christianity.