The Best Of Mahalia Jackson

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Mahalia Jackson
The Best Of Mahalia Jackson

[ Hallmark / CD ]

Release Date: Monday 11 June 2007

Wifely regarded as the finest gospel singer in history, Mahalia Jackson could have excelled in almost any musical genre - although offered almost every financial enducement to record 'secular' music (a forerunner of soul), Mahalia rejected every overture in order to maintain her gospel career. That she should go on to become a major star by concentrating on gospel music when lesser talents were rising through the soul ranks says volumes about her abilities. This album gathers together 21 of her finest performances, perfomances that are still put up as the epitome of gospel music. Indeed, her versions of Go Tell It On The Mountain and Amazing Grace are undoubtedly the finest versions of these songs ever committed to vinyl.


1. Go Tell It On The Mountain
2. His Eye Is On The Sparrow
3. In The Upper Room (Parts 1 & 2)
4. I Will Move On Up A Little Higher
5. What Could I Do
6. Even Me
7. I'm Going To Tell God
8. Dig A Little Deeper (In God's Love)
9. Walk With Me
10. In My Home Over There
11. Just Over The Hill (Part 1)
12. Just Over The Hill (Part )
13. Walking To Jerusalem (Up In Jerusalem)
14. I Have A Friend (Above All Others)
15. Amazing Grace
16. These Are They
17. Child Of The King
18. Prayer Changes Things
19. Do You Know Him
20. Bless This House
21. He's The One