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The Resource Say amen, somebody, GTN Productions presents ; a film by George T. Nierenberg ; producer, Karen Nierenberg ; produced and directed by George T. Nierenberg, (videorecording)

Say amen, somebody, GTN Productions presents ; a film by George T. Nierenberg ; producer, Karen Nierenberg ; produced and directed by George T. Nierenberg, (videorecording)

Label
Say amen, somebody
Title
Say amen, somebody
Statement of responsibility
GTN Productions presents ; a film by George T. Nierenberg ; producer, Karen Nierenberg ; produced and directed by George T. Nierenberg
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A documentary that follows gospel singer Willie Mae Ford Smith from her home to jumping church services to emotionally galvanic singing convention. Also features Thomas A. Dorsey, her mentor and the man credited with inventing gospel music ; Delois Campbell Barrett and other gospel singers
  • This film "documents the Golden Age of Gospel Music in its dying hour and pays homage to the music's pioneers in their extreme old age. Though Willie Mae Ford Smith, Thomas A. Dorsey and Sallie Martin lived years after 1980, they would never again be strong enough to both recall and embody the soul of gospel. In the language of the church, each of them had a charge to keep and a story to tell." -- Guide. Also profiles Delois Barrett Campbell and The Barrett Sisters, The O'Neal Twins, and Zella Jackson
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editor, Paul Barnes ; directors of photography, Ed Lachman, Don Lenzer
Dewey number
782.25/4092
Intended audience
Rating: G
LC call number
M2198
LC item number
.S39 2007
PerformerNote
Willie Mae Ford Smith, Thomas A. Dorsey, Sallie Martin, Delois Barrett Campbell, Billie Greenbey, Rhodessa Porter, Edward O'Neal, Edgar O'Neal, Zella Jackson Price, Michael Keith Smith, Billy Smith, Jackie Jackson, Bertha Smith, Rev. Frank W. Campbell, Rev. Melvin Smotherson, Columbus Gregory, Geneva Gentry, Bill White, Johnny E. Roland, Sylvia Wright, Interfaith Choir
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1926-2011
  • 1895-1988
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nierenberg, George T
  • Nierenberg, Karen
  • Smith, Willie Mae Ford
  • Dorsey, Thomas Andrew
  • Campbell, Delois Barrett
  • O'Neal, Edgar
  • O'Neal, Edward
  • Price, Zella Jackson
  • Martin, Sallie
  • Barrett Sisters
  • O'Neal Twins (Musical group)
  • GTN Productions
  • Rykodisc (Firm)
Runtime
100
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Willie Mae Ford
  • Dorsey, Thomas Andrew
  • Campbell, Delois Barrett
  • Martin, Sallie
  • Price, Zella Jackson
  • O'Neal, Edward
  • O'Neal, Edgar
  • O'Neal Twins (Musical group)
  • Barrett Sisters
  • Gospel music
  • Gospel singers
  • Gospel singers
  • Gospel singers
  • African American singers
  • Gospel musicians
Technique
live action
Label
Say amen, somebody, GTN Productions presents ; a film by George T. Nierenberg ; producer, Karen Nierenberg ; produced and directed by George T. Nierenberg, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1982
  • Some production credits from container
  • Booklet contains photos and essay by gospel music scholar Anthony Heilbut
Accompanying material
1 sound disc + 1 booklet.
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
  • unknown
  • quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • (I ain't) No ways tired
  • Jesus dropped the charges
  • I'll never turn back
  • The storm is passing over
  • It's gonna rain
  • He brought us
  • Take my hand, precious Lord
  • Canaan
  • CD.
  • It's a highway to heaven
  • Singing in my soul
  • What manner of man
  • When I've done my best
  • Take my hand, precious Lord
  • I'm His child
  • He chose me
  • Special features: Optional audio feature commentary by director George T. Nierenberg -- photo gallery -- individually indexed songs -- original trailer
Control code
ocm81146930
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • other
Edition
25th anniversary deluxe ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (100 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
014431089190
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
RDVD 10891
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • videodisc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 916983
  • (OCoLC)81146930
System details
DVD; NTSC, Region 0 (all regions) ; 16:9 aspect ratio
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Say amen, somebody, GTN Productions presents ; a film by George T. Nierenberg ; producer, Karen Nierenberg ; produced and directed by George T. Nierenberg, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1982
  • Some production credits from container
  • Booklet contains photos and essay by gospel music scholar Anthony Heilbut
Accompanying material
1 sound disc + 1 booklet.
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
  • unknown
  • quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • (I ain't) No ways tired
  • Jesus dropped the charges
  • I'll never turn back
  • The storm is passing over
  • It's gonna rain
  • He brought us
  • Take my hand, precious Lord
  • Canaan
  • CD.
  • It's a highway to heaven
  • Singing in my soul
  • What manner of man
  • When I've done my best
  • Take my hand, precious Lord
  • I'm His child
  • He chose me
  • Special features: Optional audio feature commentary by director George T. Nierenberg -- photo gallery -- individually indexed songs -- original trailer
Control code
ocm81146930
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • other
Edition
25th anniversary deluxe ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (100 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
014431089190
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
RDVD 10891
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • videodisc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 916983
  • (OCoLC)81146930
System details
DVD; NTSC, Region 0 (all regions) ; 16:9 aspect ratio
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Video recording format
DVD

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