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Too close to heaven the story of gospel music

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Alternate title:Too close to heaven the history of gospel music
Story of gospel music
History of gospel music
Summary:Using narration and performance footage, this film traces the 200 year history of gospel music from black churches, to the civil rights movement, to its influence on modern jazz, blues, and rock and roll. Includes excerpts of several live performances, and interviews with key figures who provide insight into the cultural and artistic of gospel music.
Contributor:Lewens, Alan
Provider:Films for the Humanities (Firm)
CTVC (Firm)
International Broadcasting Trust
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Jerusalem Productions
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Gospel music
Gospel music History and criticism
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Performing Arts, Music
Religion
Films@UM Browse terms:Music
Performing Arts
Religion, Philosophy
Collection:Films@UM
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