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Bob Dylan- Gotta Serve Somebody - Gospel Songs of
Gold Medal for Excellence Audience Choice for Best Music Documentary 2006 PARK CITY FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL
The best African-American covers of Dylan songs since Jimi Hendrix. --International Herald Tribune
"This DVD overflows with interest, and, more importantly, with music." -Michael Gray, author of The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia and Song & Dance Man III: The Art of Bob Dylan.
An interesting rewind to the powerful gospel music Bob Dylan wrote in the late 70's and early 80's. -Bobdylan.com
Interviews with Dylan musicians: Jim Keltner, Spooner Oldham, Regina McCrary, Fred Tackett, Terry Young, Mona Lisa Young, and producer Jerry Wexler
Participating artists: Bob Dylan, Shirley Caesar, Chicago Mass Choir, Dottie Peoples, Aaron Neville, Sounds of Blackness, Helen Baylor, The Fairfield Four, Great Day Chorale, Arlethia Lindsey, Mighty Clouds of Joy, and Rance Allen.
Commentary by: Paul Williams and Alan Light
This musical documentary premieres 1980 footage of Bob Dylan performing "When He Returns," the first archival performance released from this important era.
Amazon.com Editorial Review
Gotta Serve Somebody - The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan is all about redemption. That's apparent enough in the music, where the struggle between sin and salvation is inherent in the tunes that are interpreted here by a host of superb gospel artists. But in a larger sense, the very existence of this DVD (and the Grammy-nominated CD that preceded it in 2003) can be viewed as redemption for Dylan himself, who weathered another controversy and emerged, if not triumphant, then certainly vindicated. When he plugged in an electric guitar in 1965, he was labeled "Judas" by the folkie faithful; ironically, when he turned to Jesus some 15 years later, proclaiming himself born again and releasing