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

Release Date:01/14/2003
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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    Special Features

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


    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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