“Amen” Performed By The Impressions (1964), Sidney Poitier (1963) & Jester Hairston (1981)

December 12, 2011


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This is the original version of Amen #7 Pop, #17 R&B in 1965 | A second version, Amen 1970 #44 R&B,  was released in 1970

“Amen” was the first hit song for the Impression that lead singer, musician and songwriter Curtis Mayfield had not written. Dr. Jester Hairston wrote this holiday classic for the 1963 Sidney Poitier film “Lilies of the Field.” Here is Sidney’s lipsynched performance of the song in the final scene of the film.

Harry Belafonte, accompanied by a choir, sings AMEN at the closing of the AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Sidney Poitier in 1992.

Here Dr. Jester Harrison sings his composistion at Fra en koncert i Odense d. 28. april 1981.

Happy Holidays,

 

 

 

 

 

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