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Say Amen, Somebody
     

Say Amen, Somebody

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Director: George Nierenberg

Cast: Dr. Thomas A. Dorsey, Sallie Martin, Delois Barrett Cambell

 

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Say Amen, Somebody is an exuberant documentary spotlighting the special world of gospel music. At least two dozen hand-clapping songs are featured within the film's joyous 100 minutes. Special emphasis is given the lives and careers of two giants in the business: Singers "Mother" Willie Mae Ford Smith and "Professor" Thomas A. Dorsey. Other artists spotlighted

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Say Amen, Somebody is an exuberant documentary spotlighting the special world of gospel music. At least two dozen hand-clapping songs are featured within the film's joyous 100 minutes. Special emphasis is given the lives and careers of two giants in the business: Singers "Mother" Willie Mae Ford Smith and "Professor" Thomas A. Dorsey. Other artists spotlighted at work and at leisure include Sallie Martin, the Barrett Sisters, and the O'Neill Brothers. Just try sitting still in your chair while experiencing Say Amen, Somebody.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/30/2007
UPC:
0014431089190
Original Release:
1980
Rating:
NR
Source:
Rykodisc
Region Code:
0

Special Features

Full - length feature film; Newly-recorded director's commentaryby George T. Nierenberg; Photo gallery featuring images that provided the inspiration for the film; Indivually indexed songs; Plus:; 24 page booklet with original photos and extensive essay by gospel music scholar Anthony Heilbut; Bonus 15-song soundtrack CD also included.

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Say Amen Somebody
   Play
   Chapter Selection
      Mother Smith
      ."..Precious Lord"
      Being Called to Preach
      God's Still in Business
      Women Spreading the Gospel
      Sisters and Twins
      Mother Smith's Career
      The Convention
      "Canaan" Finale
      Credits
   Director's Commentary
      Commentary On
      Commentary Off
   Bonus Features
      Musical Numbers
         What Manner of Man
         Singing in My Soul
         Highway to Heaven
         When I've Done My Best
         ...Precious Lord
         That's Alright
         If You See My Saviour
         I'm His Child
         He Chose Me
         No Ways Tired
         We're Blessed
         He Brought Us
         Jesus Dropped the Charges
         I'll Never Turn Back
         Jesus Loves Me
         ...Precious Lord
         Canaan
         If You See My Saviour
      Photo Essay
      Original Trailer

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