Bill Gaither & T D Jakes - Build A Bridge

Published Monday 27th June 2005
Bill Gaither & T D Jakes - Build A Bridge
Bill Gaither & T D Jakes - Build A Bridge

STYLE: Southern Gospel
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHDVD4497
FORMAT: DVD Music video
RELEASE DATE: 2004-02-06
RRP: £7.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

The DVD version of the groundbreaking concert which endeavoured to bridge the gap between Southern gospel and black gospel styles. There are some giants of both genres here (though it could be argued that the inclusion of Latin pop/R&B team The Katinas seems slightly out of place); the cameras capture the exuberant atmosphere of the event and only staunch supporters of the black/white divide would fail to enjoy at least some of the performances here. The duet between Jessy Dixon and the late Jake Hess on the old spiritual "Get Away Jordan" is fascinating though for me, a cultural eclectic if ever there was one, the thing I appreciated most was the ol' time gospel emoting of Cissy Houston (Whitney's mum) followed immediately by the plaintive country of Jess & Sheri Easter. Bridge-building indeed.

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Product Description
This live performance from the Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, is the fulfillment of a dream shared by Bill Gaither and his friend, Bishop T.D. Jakes. With a rainbow of glorious gospel voices, Bill and Bishop Jakes build a bridge across the distinctions of the children of God.ic. Featured are: The Statler Bros., Oak Ridge Boys, Sandi Patty, Guy Penrod and others.

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