37 Songs, 2 Hours 26 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

James in San Francisco ,

Mahalia Jackson was born to sing

My mother, born and bred in the Deep South, brought me up listening to this exceptionally gifted singer, the incomparable Mahalia Jackson. I learned to appreciate the stirring and soulful musicality of this beautiful American gospel singer's voice and stylings, which transcend categorization and that never fail to uplift. The legend is that Mahalia Jackson was aggressively pursued by big-record labels, even back in the 50s and 60s, but declined, because they wanted her to sing blues or jazz or pop. She stayed true to her deep spiritual values and her voice and grace will live forever. If you'd like to see images of Mahalia Jackson, look her up on YouTube, where she is recorded for posterity. Thank you, Mahalia, for your gifts and for gracing us all with your music.

La, Greta70726 ,

Trouble of the World

This song along with her songs of praise and worship, uplifts my spirit and gives me a feeling of God's awsome presence

tatiml.va ,

Some Comments on the Essential Mahalia Jackson

This album is beautiful, and every song preserves the classic sound of pop while also pushing in some old-time religion tunes. I love it very much, especially when I need a little pick-me-up. It's inspiring, and it fills me with hope and faith when I feel slightly worse than usual.

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