In GOSPEL's hour 3, gospel family dynasties dominate the charts while other children of the church use their musical prowess to influence soul music. Black pastors also distinguish their sound with prophetic voices and sermonettes. Gospel's Platinum Age reflected a new generation embracing secular rhythms to modernize the gospel sound. GOSPEL's hour 4 explores the movement that brought songs about faith to millions at clubs, on cable TV and on urban radio.
Episode Duration: 1 hour 56 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 103
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GOSPEL, the latest history series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., digs deep into the origin story of Black spirituality through sermon and song.