For those of you who also live in the Bay Area, this Friday Mike McGonigal, the founder of Yeti Publications and a contributor over at Pitchfork, will be hosting a screening of Shout Troubles Over: The Ultimate Gospel Video Bootleg, Volume 1, his home brewed compilation of rare scenes of early-to-mid twentieth century gospel music. Sponsored by Hott Lava and hosted in the Oakland gallery and artist space ABCo, the show will also feature two DJ sets from McGonigal, before and after the movie screening.
“Get ready for super rare scenes of gospel music from the dawn of motion pictures to last month, with footage of everything from quaint traditional gospel songs to otherworldly lining hymns, Pentecostal sermons and Church of God in Christ ‘praise breaks.’ The music is from such well-known artists as the Staple Singers, Rev. Charlie Jackson and Sister Rosetta Tharpe to obscure artists and congregations. Approximately one-third of the program comes from the Southern gospel and bluegrass traditions, while the rest is African-american gospel with a focus on music from the 1950s-‘70s.”