Mahalia Jackson – Gospels, Spirituals & Hymns (1991/2015) [AcousticSounds FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Mahalia Jackson – Gospels, Spirituals & Hymns (1991/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 2:10:37 minutes | 1,29 GB | Genre: Gospel
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

If the bazillion packagings and repackagings of Mahalia Jackson’s music confound you and you don’t know where to start, this expertly compiled, carefully annotated double-disc box set is for you. Jackson wasn’t just gospel music’s first international superstar-she was among its earliest adherents and inventors. Working with the great composer and former blues singer Thomas A. Dorsey in the late 1930s, Jackson gave a distinctly blues-trained, jazzy sass and grace to Dorsey’s material and the other hymns and spirituals she sang. More than any other performer, she helped to define gospel music itself as a transcendent, rootsy, melismatic, and heady spiritual sound. Culled from her sides for Columbia in the 1950s and 1960s, some of the arrangements in the set are not ideal and may sound quite a bit dated, but that voice shines and soars and dives straight to the center of your heart. Whether backed by a simple organ or piano or with full studio accompaniment, Jackson’s booming, instantly recognizable contralto is indescribable, exciting, and forever a wonder to behold. And if you think that’s an exaggeration, you don’t own this record.


01 – Didn’t It Rain
02 – My God Is Real (Yes, God Is Real)
03 – Walk Over God’s Heaven
04 – If I Can Help Somebody
05 – Come On Children, Let’s Sing
06 – What A Friend We Have In Jesus
07 – I Found The Answer
08 – It Is Well With My Soul
09 – Great Gettin’ Up Morning
10 – You Must Be Born Again
11 – Elijah Rock
12 – Jesus Met The Woman At The Well (Live)
13 – A Satisfied Mind
14 – Keep Your Hand On The Plow
15 – Roll, Jordan, Roll
16 – Calvary
17 – In My Home Over There
18 – I Will Move On Up A Little Higher

01 – In The Upper Room
02 – The Christian’s Testimony
03 – If We Never Needed The Lord Before (We Sure Do Need Him Now)
04 – A City Called Heaven
05 – Trouble Of The World
06 – Without God I Could Do Nothing
07 – Take My Hand, Precious Lord
08 – Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho
09 – His Eye Is On The Sparrow
10 – God Put A Rainbow In The Sky
11 – He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands
12 – A Rusty Old Halo
13 – Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen
14 – Dear Lord, Forgive
15 – I’m Going To Live The Life I Sing About In My Song
16 – Search Me Lord
17 – If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again
18 – Walk On By Faith