The Prisonaires were a vocal singing group in the 1950's made up of incarcerated inmates serving time at the maximum penal facility in Nashville, Tennessee. The Prisonaires recorded several tracks at the now famous Sun Records and several hit songs including "Just Walkin in the Rain". Johnny Bragg and Sam Phillips brought the vocal perfection of The Prisonaires to the public through very extraordinary measures and difficult political times. Thanks to the ernest efforts of then Governor Clement's prison reform, The Prisonaires forever changed the landscape of music history.
In the halls of American pop culture there is a legend about music setting the prisoner free. The story of The Prisonaires has been identified as one of the earliest known cases where the prisoner truly was set free by the power of music. This documentary tells the story of The Prisonaires, 5 amazing men in the Tennessee State Prison who captured the hearts of officials with their music. The most famous song was "Just Walkin' in the Rain". Take a captivating look back at the realities of life, hardship, music, racism and ultimate triumph over extreme adversity.
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