Saturday, March 27, 2010

Soul Fixin'

Amazing Grace On The Big Screen
It is with great pleasure that I present the trailer for the upcoming Amazing Grace documentary. Amazing Grace, as in Sister Aretha's landmark 1972 album Amazing Grace. In case you didn't know talk of bringing the long-dormant documentary to the big screen has been discussed for years. Back in '72 Atlantic Record's Jerry Wexler enlisted Sidney Pollack to shoot the two day performance at Los Angeles' New Temple Missionary Baptist Church. For those of us raised in the church, gospel music was nothing new but Aretha's Amazing Grace was nothing short of amazing. In the presence of her father, Rev. C.L Franklin, and her gospel mentors Rev. James Cleveland and Clara Ward, Aretha took all her troubles to Jesus and in the process took us on a scared musical journey of uninhibited conviction and sobering confessional intensity. A release date has yet to be announced, click play and enjoy.