Whether you call yourself religious or not, there is something compelling and mysterious, intoxicating even, about this music. It's a far cry from the modern 'pop' and sugar coated versions of religious yearning. There is soul, grit and honesty here that bears repeat listening.
I have the book of vintage postcards. A treasure.
One of my favorite films. Granted, much of it has a staged feel but you just know that behind all that there is something real to be found here.
No info needed, permeates American culture.