Synopsis by Mark Deming
In the early '50s, Ray Charles took the fiery passion of gospel and the hard-hitting sound of the blues, and by putting them together he created a whole new sound in rhythm & blues that helped make him a legend in American music. Nearly half a century later, Charles revisits his gospel roots in this performance video, in which he joins forces with the 120-member vocal group the Jubilation Gospel Choir for a stirring program of Christmas music. Ray Charles Celebrates a Gospel Christmas With the Voices of Jubilation includes the songs "The First Noel," "Silent Night," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Christmas Song," and many more.
celebration, choir, Christmas, gospel-music, jazz