Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory [DVD] [1997]

This insightful documentary on Mahalia Jackson -- widely regarded as the best and most influential gospel singer of all time -- has been given an enriched presentation for its release on DVD. Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1. The narration and interviews are in English, with no multiple-language materials. Bonus features include a discography of Jackson's recordings and more than two hours of additional performances from vintage television broadcasts.
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Overview

Special Features

  • More than two additional hours of rare, vintage television performances
  • Chapter selection
  • Animated menus
  • Dolby Digital 5.1/Stereo
  • Discography
  • Coming attractions

Synopsis

Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory - The Life and Music of the World's Greatest Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson was arguably the finest and most important performer in the history of gospel music; her rich and expressive vocal style proved massively influential, and she was the first African-American gospel artist to sell over a million copies of a record (with the superb "Move on up a Little Higher"), bringing sacred music to a wider audience than it had ever known before. Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory is a documentary that examines the life and music of this watershed artist; author Studs Terkel and activist the Reverend Jesse Jackson share their memories of Jackson as a musician and a friend, and a number of rare film clips of Jackson performing are included, including TV appearances with Louis Armstrong and Dinah Shore. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Dinah Shore
    Dinah Shore
  • Louis Armstrong
    Louis Armstrong
  • Studs Terkel
    Studs Terkel
  • Jesse Jackson
    Jesse Jackson
  • Image coming soon
    George Avakian
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