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Gospel's Jubilee Showcase

Gospel's Jubilee Showcase



It featured everyone from the youngest church performers to the most famous gospel recording artists of the time including: James Cleveland; Grammy Award winner Albertina Walker; the Caravans; Andrae Crouch & The Disciples; the Mighty Clouds of Joy; the Soul Stirrers; the Staple Singers and the Barrett Sisters – all gospel music pioneers. There was even an appearance by the acknowledged inventor of gospel music, Thomas Dorsey. (Source: PBS)


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This documentary features rare performances from an Emmy award-winning Chicago gospel music television show that aired from 1963-1984, "Jubilee Showcase". The brainchild of civil rights activist and producer, Sid Ordower, it features rare footage of many of gospel’s greatest singers. Ordower’s history as a participant in the struggle for equal rights is interwoven with the performances.


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Classification: Variety
Genre: Music | Talent
Status: New Series
Network: PBS ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 09:30 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: December 04, 2013
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