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Mahalia Jackson rewrote the rules for singing gospel in the late '40s by bringing blues phrasing and other secular elements into sacred song, and with her powerful alto, she sang with an immediacy and conviction that are still startling when they break out of the speakers some 30 years after her death. This two-disc set collects tracks from Jackson's long stay at Columbia Records, as well as a few tracks from her previous label, Apollo Records, where she recorded from… read more

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    wonderful and beautiful and strong in the Lord!
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    Traditional Gospel Southern Gospel Black Gospel Gospel Spirituals
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    Affirmation Freedom Empowering Celebration Sunday Afternoon
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    Spiritual Passionate Elegant Fiery Intimate Earnest Raucous Reverent Earthy Cathartic Gritty Energetic Intense Rousing Exuberant Joyous Party/ Celebratory

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