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WQED Pittsburgh's music programming continues to expand into new musical genres. American Soundtrack: Soul and Inspiration unites doo-wop and gospel music creating magnificent sounds on one stage -- for one powerful, stimulating show.

"Doo-Wop has roots in gospel and church," says T.J. Lubinsky, executive producer of the program and WQED's executive producer of fundraising programming and syndication. "Vocal harmony is one uniting, glorious sound."

American Soundtrack: Soul and Inspiration, filmed in conjunction with "R&B 40" last November at Heinz Hall, is the latest special that stems from WQED Pittsburgh's American Soundtrack Concert Series. While focusing on vocal-group harmonies (like the "R&B 40" and the "Doo-Wop" programs before), American Soundtrack: Soul and Inspiration presents songs about America, hope, faith and inspiration.

Sam Moore

The audience

The Impressions

Little Anthony

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The Dixie Hummingbirds, the Jordanaires and The Impressions are a few of the many legendary groups that ignite the stage with gospel favorites including "Swing Low", "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "Amen." Little Anthony and The Imperials perform "Wind Beneath My Wings" and the Jordanaires sing "God Bless America."

Other featured groups include Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, the Fairfield Four, the Reflections plus a special rendition of "The Lord's Prayer" by Sam Moore.

Music lovers of all ages will enjoy the uplifting sounds by these renowned vocal groups from the '50s and '60s, celebrating faith, hope and inspiration in song.

 

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