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.
G (adult situations)
Documentary , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Faith & Spirituality
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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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March 18, 2006
F5 (Wichita, KS)

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August 17, 2005

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.

Full Review… | November 17, 2003
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