How They Got Over

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How They Got Over

Runtime: 87 Minutes | Rating: Not Rated
Director: Robert Clem
Genres: Documentary, Music, African-American Experience
Distributor: First Run Features


How They Got Over tells the story of how Black gospel quartet music became a primary source of what would be known as rock and roll, and in the process helped to break down racial walls in mid-twentieth century America.

"Revealing and invaluable documentary which combines historical scholarship with thrilling glimpses of gospel singers." -Robert Hilburn, Los Angeles Times