Format: Compact Disc
Released Date: July 28, 2008
Genre: Classic Gospel
Number of Discs: 0
Label Name: Frémeaux & Associés
These recordings were instrumental in launching Mahalia Jackson to international fame. Though she had already been a popular figure on the black gospel circuit for some time, these mid-1950s sessions, with their tight, professional arrangements and high-quality production, were the first to bring her to the attention of white America. Standards such as "Walk All Over God's Heaven," "You'll Never Walk Alone," and "Didn't It Rain," with their simple yet effective piano and organ accompaniment, allow her formidable voice to soar in a way that would soon become familiar to a worldwide audience.