Via our good friend SR, some clips of the magnificent Kitty Parham, then and nowish.
Then (watch her wonderful hand motions … talk about choreography):
Nowish: The embed code for this video has been disabled but I hope people will watch it, not least of all because I’m curious to hear what y’all think about how Gaitherized the setting and style is … there’s the Gaither-like figure pseudo-conducting, the collection of vaunted performers from the genre arrayed around the piano, and famous people who rise up from among the group to take some solo lines … heck, the studio even looks like the early Gaither Homecoming videos. This clip feels like it’s from the early 1990s (someone in the YouTube comments says 93-94), which makes me wonder if one trend might have influenced the other and if so, through what channels or paths? And while I’m blegging, any black gospel gurus out there who can name any of the faces in the crowd, you’d fill in some big gaps in my own knowledge.Email this Post