The Urban Gospel Ministry of Robert and Lily Butler Entire Folkstreams

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The Urban Gospel Ministry of Robert and Lily Butler

Film by Nick Doob, Steven Zeitlin
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Cinematographer: Nick Doob
Sound: Judy Karp, Eric John, Troy Matthews, Peter Schneider
Editing: Nick Doob
Copyright: City Lore, Inc
40 minutes, Color
Original format: 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic, 1998
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Ms. Butler, celebrated for her complex old time gospel singing as well as her incisive, melodic guitar style, made her concert debut in 1990 at the age of 76. She and her husband taught the traditional gospel songs of their heritage to their many children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Ms. Butler and her son, the Reverend Robert Butler, play at folk festivals and churches throughout the region, and also practice a gospel ministry.