Playlist: Say Amen, Somebody

DJ Citizen Dorian S

Jun 18, 2019

A scene from the documentary Say Amen, Somebody, screening June 21-22, 2019 at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University. Image courtesy of Milestone Films

In the 1983 documentary Say Amen, Somebody, director George T. Nierenberg captures the joy and emotion of gospel music while focusing on two of its legendary performers, Thomas A. Dorsey and Willie May Ford Smith. Unseen for nearly 30 years, it's been newly restored and is coming to the Wex June 21–22. Before you see the doc, enjoy a playlist from Wex DJ and patron services staffer Dorian Ham that immerses you in the work of Dorsey, Ford Smith, and other classic gospel artists like Mahalia Jackson, Clara Ward, and Aretha Franklin. Also, included in the mix: the fiery track "You," from Snoop Dogg's 2018 hit gospel album, Bible of Love.


Say Amen, Somebody image courtesy of Milestone Films