Say Amen, Somebody (1982) - Rotten Tomatoes

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.

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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.

November 17, 2003 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Presents an inspiring tribute to gospel music and to black men and women who have given it their special service and enthusiasm.

March 5, 2002 | Full Review…
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