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There are moments captured on film which leave an invaluable social etching on the soul of society. Gospel music is one form of music that has been used over the years in movies to set the tone.

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The Academy Awards will be held this weekend rewarding the greatest moments on film. There is a key facet of film that often gets overlooked. It is the music. Music shapes a scene. It is our visceral reaction to what is going on in a scene that leaves an indelible mark on our minds and souls

#6 The Blues Brothers Meet Reverend Cleophus James

The story is a tale of redemption for paroled convict Jake and his brother Elwood, who take on “a mission from God” to save from foreclosure the Catholic orphanage in which they grew up. To do so they must reunite their rhythm and blues band and organize a performance to earn $5,000 to pay the tax assessor. On their adventure they meet Reverend Cleophus James. Reverend Cleophus James gave sermons at the Triple Rock Baptist Church in Chicago. He was also known to travel across America with Reverend Morris, occasionally performing in Tent Revival Meetings.

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