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Rejoice & Shout

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Rejoice & Shout


"Rejoice & Shout" traces the evolution of Gospel through its many musical styles -- the spirituals and early hymns, the four-part harmony-based quartets, the integration of blues and swing into Gospel, the emergence of Soul, and the blending of Rap and Hip-Hop elements. Packed with evocative photos, rare audio recordings, stirring film appearances and TV performances, "Rejoice & Shout" covers the 200-year musical history of African-American Christianity. Culled from hundreds of hours of music, "Rejoice & Shout" features the crème de la crème of Gospel music.
Related reviews:
06/24/2011
PSALM 98 exhorts us to make a joyful noise unto the Lord, and while there have been many honorable attempts, nobody did it like Thomas A. Dorsey. » Read more
06/23/2011
Rejoice & Shout, director Don McGlynn's history of gospel music - going all the way back to the Dinwidee Colored Quartet's first known gospel recording in 1902 - is a relentlessly chronological, talking-head documentary that sets itself the impossible task of telling the whole rousing, spirit-lifting story of African American Christian music from slavery till now. » Read more
City Paper Grade: B-
06/22/2011
No matter what you believe, it’s nearly impossible not to feel the spirit soar in the presence of the vintage gospel sounds presented in Don McGlynn’s documentary. » Read more

06/24/2011
PSALM 98 exhorts us to make a joyful noise unto the Lord, and while there have been many honorable attempts, nobody did it like Thomas A. Dorsey. » Read more
06/23/2011
Rejoice & Shout, director Don McGlynn's history of gospel music - going all the way back to the Dinwidee Colored Quartet's first known gospel recording in 1902 - is a relentlessly chronological, talking-head documentary that sets itself the impossible task of telling the whole rousing, spirit-lifting story of African American Christian music from slavery till now. » Read more
City Paper Grade: B-
06/22/2011
No matter what you believe, it’s nearly impossible not to feel the spirit soar in the presence of the vintage gospel sounds presented in Don McGlynn’s documentary. » Read more

06/24/2011
PSALM 98 exhorts us to make a joyful noise unto the Lord, and while there have been many honorable attempts, nobody did it like Thomas A. Dorsey. » Read more
06/23/2011
Rejoice & Shout, director Don McGlynn's history of gospel music - going all the way back to the Dinwidee Colored Quartet's first known gospel recording in 1902 - is a relentlessly chronological, talking-head documentary that sets itself the impossible task of telling the whole rousing, spirit-lifting story of African American Christian music from slavery till now. » Read more
City Paper Grade: B-
06/22/2011
No matter what you believe, it’s nearly impossible not to feel the spirit soar in the presence of the vintage gospel sounds presented in Don McGlynn’s documentary. » Read more

MPAA rating:
PG
for some mild thematic material and indidental smoking
Cast:
Willa Ward; Darrel Petties; The Selvy Family; Bill Carpenter; Marie Knight; Ira Tucker Jr.; Smokey Robinson; Andraé Crouch; Anthony Heilbut; Mavis Staples
Directed by:
Don McGlynn
Genre:
Documentary
Running time:
01:45
Release date:
2011
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