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Mahalia Jackson
Best of
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B, Christian, Gospel
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All Artists: Mahalia Jackson
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 5/30/1995
Release Date: 5/30/1995
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B, Christian, Gospel
Styles: Urban & Contemporary, Traditional
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074646691120, 5099748095220

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Best Gospel album I've ever heard
Gary F. Taylor | 06/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I know almost nothing about gospel music. But music itself has always been an important part of my life. This was the first gospel album I ever purchased and it is one of the best albums I own. Mahalia has such an AMAZING, inspirational voice.Every song on this album is a timeless classic. I like the upbeat 50's style of much of her music. Her slower songs draw you in because Mahalia's voice is such a powerful instrument. I listen to her sing and it puts me in a euphoric mood. I'm not as crazy about her album of hymns, it's a little too heavy-handed for me. If you love music, this album is for you. Mind you, I am not a particularly religious person. I just keep my eyes peeled for the best music that's out there. This album has upbeat songs like "God Put a Rainbow in the Sky," "Didn't it Rain" and "Walk in Jerusalem." It also has songs that mesmerize me, such as "I Will Move On Up a Little Higher" and Gershwin's "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess.A MUST BUY."
My Goodness!!!
R. E. Belfrey | Atlanta, GA United States | 02/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My Goodness this is quite a compelation!!! I thank my God for annointing this woman to sing, well, I don't even know how to describel her. You can actualy feal what she sings. You can feal the sense of longing and expectation for rest and reward after a life filled with trial and tribulation. You can also feal the joy and serenity I'm sure she had due to the One she loved to sing about most: her life's Love, and mine: Jesus of Nazareth! This cd has wonderful sound quality and a lovely selection of some of her different modes-- from jubilee, to sorrow/longing, to almost classical-slash-jazzy! You won't be dissapointed! May she rest ever in God's peace."
Gospel in a Nutshell
Alf Kremer | Denver CO | 03/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For anyone wondering what the deal is with gospel music (I was), pick up this disc and find out. The liner notes say " you can close your eeys and feel the breeze provided by the funeral home fan as it brushes air past your cheek." That's no lie - it's hard not to "feel church" listening to this album, no matter how strong your religious conviction. Excellent sound quality, and very good song selection (including several non-gospel numbers) make this a killer collection for everybody. If you're not singing along by time "Didn't It Rain" comes on, check your pulse - you could be dead."