- Actors: Shirley Caesar, Bob Dylan, Jerry Wexler
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- MPAA Rating:
- Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- Release Date: Feb. 14 2006
- Run Time: 82 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- ASIN: B000C20VK0
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #69,091 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
Bob Dylan Gotta Serve Somebody
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In 2003 an all-star cast of gospel singers took Bob Dylan's gospel compositions and created a GRAMMY-nominated album. Now Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan features roof-raising performances by these spirited artists while documenting the making of the album of the same name.
Gotta Serve Somebody interweaves bracing reinterpretations with interviews of these celebrated gospel artists. It also presents commentary by musicians including Jim Keltner, Spooner Oldham, Fred Tackett, and Regina McCrary, who recorded and performed with Bob Dylan during his gospel period. Legendary record producer Jerry Wexler and respected music journalists Paul Williams and Alan Light also offer insights on this fascinating body of work.
This musical documentary premieres 1980 footage of Bob Dylan performing "When He Returns" as the first archival performance released from this important era.
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We now collect DVD's of the music of the 60s and 70's, and a few months ago we bought "Gotta Serve Somebody". With it's mixture of music, and the stories behind the music, it has become one of our favorites. For the most part the performers voices on this DVD are far superior to Dylan's on the vinyl; but then, whose aren't?
One exception; I'm a big Arron Neville fan and his voice is far superior to Dylan's, yet I prefer Dylan's quite terrible but moving vocals on Amazing Grace.
Over all, this is a great DVD. If you like R&B, and Gospel, this one is a must have.
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When will we see an official release of Dylan's remarkable "Live in Toronto,1980" concert? It is doubtless one of his finest shows and well deserving of being rescued from the many poor quality bootlegs available. C'mon Sony, CBS, do the right thing.
The artists who sing on this film are all terrific musicians. This is one of the best features of this DVD. They also give great commentary on what the songs mean to them which is interesting to hear and gives their renditions of the songs that much more force and intensity.
What is not so interesting are some of the historians and writers who comment on Dylan and this period of his career. They try to explain it or justify it etc. I think that the songs and the artists comments would have been sufficient leaving it up to the viewer to decided his or her own opinion on Dylan and these Gospel songs.
I do recommend this DVD though highly and I think the CD would also be a great purchase!