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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Gospel great Marion Williams possessed one of the strongest voices in the history of American music, and with a four-octave range coupled with her uncanny rhythmic timing and a dynamic grasp of melisma that kept it from being mere ornamentation, she stalked the gospel stage like few have before or since. Remember Me is a powerful retrospective of Williams' solo years, and includes several live and previously unissued tracks, all of which feature her stunning, dynamic singing. Her version of "God Bless the Child" here exhibits none of the apparent resignation that many singers have given the song over the years, but instead instills it with a strength of will that turns it...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Gospel great Marion Williams possessed one of the strongest voices in the history of American music, and with a four-octave range coupled with her uncanny rhythmic timing and a dynamic grasp of melisma that kept it from being mere ornamentation, she stalked the gospel stage like few have before or since. Remember Me is a powerful retrospective of Williams' solo years, and includes several live and previously unissued tracks, all of which feature her stunning, dynamic singing. Her version of "God Bless the Child" here exhibits none of the apparent resignation that many singers have given the song over the years, but instead instills it with a strength of will that turns it from resigned acceptance to hard statement from note one. Similarly, her take on "O Death" changes the tone of the song from a desperate request to a flat-out demand for "another day." Williams' 1981 version of "City of Heaven" is a huge, ominous masterpiece, and the bluesy emotion in her voice is almost terrifying in its immediacy. Had she aimed her talents at the secular side, Williams would have undoubtedly been widely acknowledged as one of the greatest singers of her era following her death in 1994, Rolling Stone actually proclaimed her "the greatest singer ever", but she stuck to gospel, which limited her audience. Her influence in the pop field, though, has been quietly immense, and every soul singer on earth owes her a great deal. Remember Me is the perfect introduction to this amazing singer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/24/2005
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351606327
  • Catalog Number: 6063
  • Sales rank: 201,121

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marion Williams Primary Artist, Piano
James Cleveland Piano
Jessy Dixon Organ
Buddy Crosby Piano
Jonathan DuBose Jr. Guitar, Drums
Marion Franklin Piano
Roy Markowitz Drums
James Perry Organ, Keyboards
Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey Narrator
Lloyd Gary Piano
Gladys Gordon Piano
Eddie Brown Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Robin Keith Williams Drums
Brother Andrew Jay Bass
Technical Credits
Marion Williams Composer
Billie Holiday Composer
Andrew Heermans Engineer
Anthony Heilbut Producer
Hank O'Neal Cover Photo
M. Thomas Composer
Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey Composer
Charles Albert Tindley Composer
Rev. William Herbert Brewster Composer
Simon Albury Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    fabulous!

    This is the best collection of Marion's gospel performances yet. Fantastic throughout. Don 't miss this from the woman who was called America's "greatest singer."

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