Special guests: Bishop Rance Allen, Yolanda Adams, and others*
The documentary Music Majors chronicles the rise to fame of the innovative Rance Allen Group (RAG), one of the most explosive groups to emerge from the legendary Stax Records label in the 1970s. The group's hits—including "Ain’t No Need of Crying," "I Belong to You," and their cover of the Temptations’ "Just My Imagination"—placed them among soul legends such as Otis Redding and Isaac Hayes.
The Rance Allen Group is often credited with establishing the sound of contemporary gospel music. Through performance footage, interviews, and tributes from fellow musicians including Kirk Franklin and Shirley Murdock, Music Majors traces RAG’s career from the early days in Detroit and discovery by Stax Records producer Dave Clark to the group's Stellar Gospel Music Awards success.
*After the screening, the audience is invited to stay for a panel discussion featuring Bishop Rance Allen; Grammy Award-winning Houston native Yolanda Adams; A&R director Sidney L. Scott of Tyscot Records and Film; gospel-music advocate Carl Davis; songwriter V. Michael McKay; and Charles L. Hudson from KTSU-FM.
Presented in association with the office of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, U.S. Congresswoman for the 18th District of Texas; and the Gospel Music Heritage Foundation.