Aretha Franklin Documentary in Barrington

Posted 2/20/20

Warner Bros agreed to film the Amazing Grace live album recording over two nights, and it features Reverend James Cleveland and his Southern California Community Choir. The documentary also includes …

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Aretha Franklin Documentary in Barrington

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Warner Bros agreed to film the Amazing Grace live album recording over two nights, and it features Reverend James Cleveland and his Southern California Community Choir. The documentary also includes the core of Aretha’s best band ever, including soul drummer extraordinaire Bernard Purdie and guitarist Chuck Rainey. Aretha’s father, Rev C.L. Franklin makes an appearance as does a joyously happy Mick Jagger. Amazing Grace would become the highest selling album of Franklin's career and the most popular Gospel album of all time.
However, this film was never released publicly due to issues with matching the sound that director Sydney Pollack found to be exasperating. The film languished for almost 40 years before new digital technology was introduced to match the sound to picture and make a film out of the raw footage.

WHERE: Barrington Public Library, 281 County Road, Barrington
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 20; 6:30 p.m.
COST: Free
MORE INFO: www.barringtonlibrary.org; 401/247-1920

Event Date
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Event time
6:30 PM
Cost / donation
Free
Contact
401/247-1920

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