Columbia publish Mahalia Jackson’s debut album : ‘The World’s Greatest Gospel Singer’ (1955)

Mahalia Jackson’s ‘The World’s Greatest Gospel Singer’ is her debut album recorded on November 23, 1954 and released on March 14, 1955 By Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.I’M Going To Live The Life I Sing About In My Song (Thomas A. Dorsey) – 02:37 . 2.When I Wake Up In Glory (Traditional) – 04:20 . 3.Jesus Met The Woman At The Well (James W. Alexander, Kenny Morris) – 02:28 . 4.Oh Lord Is It I? (Robert Anderson) – 02:51 . 5.I Will Move On Up A Little Higher (Rev. William Herbert Brewster) – 05:26 . 6.When The Saints Go Marching In (Traditional) – 03:54 . 7.Jesus (Aaron Coleman) – 02:18 . 8.Out Of The Depths (T. Gross) – 03:43 . 9.Walk Over God’S Heaven (Thomas A. Dorsey) – 02:38 . 10.Keep Your Hand On The Plow (Traditional) – 02:31 . 11.Didn’T It Rain (Traditional) – 02:32

Musicians : Mahalia Jackson – Vocal . The Falls-Jones Ensemble – Band . Mildred Falls – Piano . Ralph Jones – Organ . Jack Lasberg – Guitar . Frank Carroll – Bass . Bunny Shawker – Drums

Production : Produced By George Avakian

Recorded November 23, 1954 At Columbia, New York.

Released March 14, 1955 By Columbia.


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No doubt about it, these players cook bacon while they juggle musical chairs. If the hair stands up on the back of your neck all the way through this CD, then good for you. It just means you are getting it. Of course, center of the holy musical storm is Mahaliah Jackson herself. […]


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