Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Gospels Spirituals & Hymns Vol. 2
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B, Christian, Gospel
What's not to love about a Mahalia Jackson CD?..
Superwoman | San Diego, CA United States | 04/23/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD and Volume I back in 2002. My mother loved Mahalia Jackson, so I grew up listening to her in vinyl round the clock it seemed. I actually thought I couldn't stand to hear another Mahalia Jackson song as long as I lived. But as an adult, I found myself humming some of the songs my mother had played over and over, and one day I realized I missed Mahalia's voice. When I bought these collections of hers, I actually went searching specifically for Mahalia Jackson music. Imagine my mother's surprise when I told her I had Mahalia Jackson blasting in my house the way she'd done when I was growing up! :-) There are still more Mahalia Jackson songs that I'm looking for that, in all the songs on these collections, weren't included. That's my only disappointment with these. But the quality of the recordings -- classic Mahalia Jackson!"
Robert M. Lindsey | Pittsburg, Kansas, USA | 05/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Volume 2 is a little different than volume 1 in a couple of ways. I think more of these songs are a later Mahalia, and somehow that age, experience and maturity come through. Also, there are a few songs with a bluesy touch, and I was surprised at one non-gospel song, "Summertime" from Porgy & Bess. But a few of the Gospel songs sound like blues as well. Perhaps indicative of the times and changing music styles in general? I'm not sure, but I sure do like them. I bought this for my wife since she loves Mahalia and can't wait to give her a big hug when they meet in Heaven."
Such a Voice!
Mujer | Cleveland, OH | 05/01/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Undeniably, Mahalia Jackson had a strong, clear, vibrant, emotional, BEAUTIFUL voice! While I liked volume 1 of this set a little better (due to the selections), I am also glad to have this set in my collection."