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documentary When the Saints Go Marching In: The New Orleans Gospel Tradition God's Greatest Hits (IX/XI)

God's Greatest Hits (IX/XI)

When the Saints Go Marching In: The New Orleans Gospel Tradition God's Greatest Hits (IX/XI)

About

When the Saints Go Marching In is often played in traditional funeral celebrations in New Orleans, called “funeral jazz.” It was probably Louis Armstrongs’ celebrated version that pushed this song to the level of timeless classic. This explores focuses on the gospel music tradition of New Orleans.

God's Greatest Hits is a Canadian documentary series that explores the history of some of the best-known spirituals in the world. From Christian hymns to gospel songs, each episode presents information from historical archives and features interviews with music critics, musicians and scholars.

Photo: Rebirth Brass Band

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Jason Charters
    • Liam Romalis
  • Production date: 2012
  • Duration: 22 min
  • Production: © Riddle Films GGH Inc.
  • Available version(s): EN
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