The History of Southern Gospel Music | 1997
Documentary explores the history of Southern Gospel music. Part 1 traces the music's history from the influence of the Great Revival in the early 19th century to the expansion of the Sacred Harp system into the seven-shape note system after the Civil War. Part 2 documents the passage of Southern Gospel into the era of television and rock'n'roll to the present day. Features footage of performances by gospel music heroes from the past and present.