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Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan
In 2003, an all-star cast of gospel singers took Bob Dylan’s gospel compositions and created a Grammy-nominated album. Artists included Arlethia Lindsey, Sounds of Blackness, Aaron Neville, The Fairfield Four, Rance Allen and others.
Gotta Serve Somebody features roof-raising performances by these spirited artists while documenting the making of the album of the same name.
The DVD interweaves bracing reinterpretations with interviews of these celebrated gospel artists. It also presents commentary by musicians including Jim Keltner, Spooner Oldham, Fred Tackett and Regina McCrary (who recorded and performed with Bob Dylan during his gospel period), legendary record producer Jerry Wexler and respected music journalists Paul Williams and Alan Light who also offer insights on this fascinating body of work.
This musical documentary premieres 1980 footage of Bob Dylan performing “When He Returns” as the first archival performance released from this important era.
Arlethia Lindsey – Every Grain of Sand
Bob Dylan – When He Returns
Sounds of Blackness – Solid Rock
Shirley Caesar – Gotta Serve Somebody
Dottie Peoples – I Believe in You
Aaron Neville – Saving Grace
Helen Baylor – What Can I Do For You’
The Fairfield Four – Are You Ready
Great Day Chorale – In the Garden
Mighty Clouds of Joy – Saved
Chicago Mass Choir featuring Regina McCrary – Pressing On
Rance Allen – When He Returns