The Story of Gospel Music
“The Story of Gospel Music” traces the evolution of the African-American religious sound through archival footage, interviews and musical segments, including Mahalia Jackson, James Cleveland, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Aretha Franklin, Cissy Houston and Shirley Caesar and the Caravans.
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- Premiered: November 4, 1972
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)