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A best of the best compilation covering a span of over 40 years, this DVD/CD set was compiled by gospel music expert Anthony Heilbut and is filled with great film of gospel icons as well as many all-time classic music tracks. The 26 track CD covers the 1940s through 1960s and features Mahalia Jackson, Rosetta Tharpe, Marion Williams, Swan Silvertones, Clara Ward, Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, Soul Stirrers, Dixie Hummingbirds, and more including 9 previously unissued performances. The DVD, also 26 tracks, features an all-star lineup filmed in the early 60s, including James Cleveland, Alex Bradford, Rosetta Tharp, Marion Williams, Soul Stirrers, Sensational Nightingales, and more. Also included is a 32-page booklet of biographical notes, gospel music history overview (both written by Anthony Heilbut), and many rare period photos.