30 May America’s Music Legacy: Gospel

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From reggae to rumba, jazz to juju, Gospel is now expressed in as many ways as there are music genres. The only consistent thread is that it carries a Christian ‘good news’ message and remains defined by the influence of Christian expression in black music. The America’s Music Legacy series was recorded 1983-85 and produced by 20TH Century Home Entertainment. It showcases the musical legends performing the songs that continue to attract and entice the whole world, because they truly are the best of all that is America. The program is hosted by Levar Burton and features performances by Mahalia Jackson, The Chambers Family, Linda Hopkins, Mel Carter, Andrae Crouch, The Winans, and many more.