Say Amen, Somebody (1982)



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Say Amen, Somebody is an exuberant documentary spotlighting the special world of gospel music. At least two dozen hand-clapping songs are featured within the film's joyous 100 minutes. Special emphasis is given the lives and careers of two giants in the business: Singers "Mother" Willie Mae Ford Smith and "Professor" Thomas A. Dorsey. Other artists spotlighted at work and at leisure include Sallie Martin, the Barrett Sisters, and the O'Neill Brothers. Just try sitting still in your chair while experiencing Say Amen, Somebody.


Critic Reviews for Say Amen, Somebody

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Say Amen, Somebody is the most joyful movie I've seen in a very long time. It is also one of the best musicals and one of the most interesting documentaries. And it's also a terrific good time.

Oct 23, 2004 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Engaging, gospel-infused tribute to the black men and women who first began combining the heart and soul of Negro spirituals with the infectious rhythms of jazz and blues.

Nov 17, 2003 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Presents an inspiring tribute to gospel music and to black men and women who have given it their special service and enthusiasm.

Mar 5, 2002 | Full Review…

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