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Gospels, Spirituals & Hymns
     

Gospels, Spirituals & Hymns

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by Mahalia Jackson
 

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Hard-core gospel traditionalists will delight in this 36-track retrospective set of digitally enhanced masters originally recorded in the mid-'50s and '60s. Quite simply, this is the stuff that got her crowned "the World's Greatest Gospel Singer" -- signature hits like "I Found the Answer", "Didn't It Rain," In the Upper Room," and "His Eye Is on the Sparrow."

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Hard-core gospel traditionalists will delight in this 36-track retrospective set of digitally enhanced masters originally recorded in the mid-'50s and '60s. Quite simply, this is the stuff that got her crowned "the World's Greatest Gospel Singer" -- signature hits like "I Found the Answer", "Didn't It Rain," In the Upper Room," and "His Eye Is on the Sparrow." Incorporating a variety of rhythms and styles, from innovative hymns to classic spirituals, the generous selection of tunes fills out the complete picture of her vocal skills and depth. For vintage material, the sound couldn't be better, as Jackson maneuvers the seemingly effortless riffs with spirit-filled abandon -- accompanied on many of the cuts by the renowned Mildred Falls Trio. Among the buried treasure likely to excite diehard church purists is "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen," the Thomas Dorsey classic, "Precious Lord, Take My Hand," "Walk Over God's Heaven," and the jubilant and rousing "Elijah Rock" recorded live during a 1961 performance in Stockholm, Sweden.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Leo Stanley
Although it's missing some of her classic performances, the double-disc set Gospels, Spirituals & Hymns is nonetheless an excellent introduction to Mahalia Jackson, arguably the greatest gospel singer of all time. The box set features 36 performances she recorded for Columbia between 1954 and 1969, offering a comprehensive, but by no means exhaustive, introduction to Jackson and her most popular work.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/18/1998
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646559420
catalogNumber:
65594
Rank:
8894

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mahalia Jackson   Primary Artist,Vocals
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Shelly Manne   Drums
Jimmy Raney   Guitar
Aaron Bell   Bass
Falls-Jones Ensemble   Ensemble
Walter Page   Bass
J. Williams   Drums
Clifton Best   Guitar
Frank Carroll   Bass
Mildred Falls   Piano
Addison Farmer   Bass
Milt Hinton   Bass
Gus Johnson   Drums
Osie Johnson   Drums
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Marty Paich   Conductor
Alfred Miller   Organ
Edward David Robinson   Piano
Art Ryerson   Guitar
Norris "Bunny" Shawker   Drums
Willie Webb   Organ
K. Mitchell   Bass
Lilton Mitchell   Organ
A. Goodson   Organ
Gordon "Specs" Powell   Drums
Jack Halloran   Background Vocals
Tommy Bryant   Bass
A. Hendrickson   Guitar
Ralph Jones   Organ

Technical Credits

James Cleveland   Composer
Mahalia Jackson   Arranger
Roberta Martin   Composer
Billy Preston   Programming
Falls-Jones Ensemble   Contributor
Mildred Falls   Contributor
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Michael James Jackson   Composer
Marty Paich   Arranger
H. Smith   Composer
David Weston   Composer
Mark Wilder   Remixing
Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey   Composer
Nedra Olds-Neal   Contributor,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Horace Clarence Boyer   Liner Notes
Jack Rhodes   Composer
Theodore Frye   Composer
Rev. B.W. Smith   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Reverend Andrew Jenkins   Composer
Joseph Hayes   Composer

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Gospels, Spirituals & Hymns 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
adopted1 More than 1 year ago
....to make my Daddy happy. He has always loved Mahlia Jackson. I so enjoy listening to him sing around the house while he does his chores (he is 90 yrs old). I remember as a child listening to Mahalia all the time. What memories!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago