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Essential Mahalia Jackson [Original recording remastered]

Mahalia JacksonAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. How I Got Over (Live)Mahalia Jackson 7:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Trouble Of The World (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 4:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. He's Got The Whole World In His Hands (Live)Mahalia Jackson 2:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Walk To Jerusalem (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Were You There? (Live)Mahalia Jackson 5:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Walk On By Faith (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 3:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. His Eye Is On The Sparrow (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 4:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. I Found The Answer (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 4:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Take My Hand, Precious Lord (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 2:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. The Lord's Prayer (Live)Mahalia Jackson 3:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Walk Over God's Heaven (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. My God Is Real (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 3:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Just A Little While To Stay Here (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 3:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. There Is A Balm In Gilead (Live)Mahalia Jackson 5:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. When The Saints Go Marching In (Live)Mahalia Jackson 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Let The Church Roll On (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 1:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. You'll Never Walk Alone (Live)Mahalia Jackson 4:38$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. In The Upper Room (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 7:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 3:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Calvary (Live)Mahalia Jackson 3:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Didn't It Rain (Live)Mahalia Jackson 3:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. If I Can Help Somebody (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 3:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. I'm On My Way (Live)Mahalia Jackson 2:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. I Can Put My Trust In Jesus (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 3:15Album Only
listen  8. It Don't Cost Very Much (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Part IV (aka Come Sunday)Duke Ellington 7:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Down By The Riverside (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 2:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Dig A Little Deeper (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 2:55Album Only
listen12. Come On Children, Let's Sing (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 1:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. I've Been Buked (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 6:30Album Only
listen14. I Will Move On Up A Little Higher (Part 1)Mahalia Jackson 2:40Album Only
listen15. I Will Move On Up A Little Higher (Part 2)Mahalia Jackson 3:19Album Only
listen16. Great Gettin' Up Morning (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 3:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. I'm Goin' To Live The Life I Sing About In My Song (Live)Mahalia Jackson 4:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. The Treasure Of Love (Album Version)Mahalia Jackson 4:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Elijah Rock (Live)Mahalia Jackson 4:52$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 2, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0001FGBB6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,904 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Her breathtaking interpretations of traditional songs made Mahalia the greatest gospel singer of all. Her recordings are wonders, and here are 36 of the finest from across her career: Walk On by Faith; Precious Lord; I Found the Answer; In the Upper Room; Calvary (live); Dig a Little Deeper; Walk in Jerusalem , and more, plus vintage photos and detailed notes. As uplifting as music gets!

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars *SLOWER* Mostly Live Mahalia! July 20, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'm only giving 4-stars to THE ESSENTIAL MAHALIA JACKSON because of the song section on this two CD set.

Most of the songs are slower-tempo gospel songs and, although they show off Jackson's immense vocal prowess, they just didn't really move me like another Mahalia Jackson CD that I own (The World's Greatest Gospel Singer).

Even though a lot of the tracks are performed live they don't capture the excitement of a live performance and Jackson sounds like she's holding back some on many of these songs.

On the plus side you do get some live performances and Jackson sounds really good and even hits some really high notes every now and then. And as far as the poor audio quality on "I've Been Buked," I believe this is the live performance that Mahalia did at the "march on Washington" where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have A Dream..." speech.

Anyway, it's not a bad CD but for my taste I like the rocking gospel songs that make me want to move and tap my feet.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Essential Mahalia Jackson March 31, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The quality of sound on this CD is excellent. My favorite disc is #2 because of several toe tapping songs back to back. The placement of the songs in a certain sequence makes a CD very enjoyable. Of interest, the date of the recording is given & we are told if the song is a single & on what other albums it can be found if applicable. I wish the lyrics were printed out. I was very glad that I purchased this particular CD. I love all of Ms. Jackson's music. I am very fortunate to be able to obtain a new Cd 38 years after her death at the age of 60.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forever, Mahalia Jackson March 23, 2012
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There's so many good words to describe Mahalia Jackson. Very spiritual-minded, very devoted to God, a REAL Christian and the greatest gospel singer EVER. Her heavenly deep voice is so emotionally moving, especially on the song "Trouble of the World". I first heard this song in the movie "Imitation of Life" starring Lana Turner. Ms. Jackson has a cameo in the end of the movie singing this song at a funeral. The song is so beautiful and emotional that it makes me cry every time I hear it. There's not one bad song on this masterpiece at all. May Mahalia Jackson rest in peace.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent February 8, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is the best CD that I could find for Mahalia Jackson. I grew upistening to her and am trying to introduce her to a new generation. I play songs cevery SAturday when I volunteer @ a Senior Care Home.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Mahalia Jackson March 20, 2011
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This CD was gift to my spritual mom & she listens to it all the time. She also has said to me that she listens to this Cd before going to church & it has made her get happy.
The quality of this CD is excellent.
Thank you for putting the songs together for this CD of Mahalia Jackson.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most Powerful voices Ever May 30, 2004
Format:Audio CD
a great Collection from One of the Most Powerful voices to grace us.Mahalia Jackson truly left a strong uplifting element within Her feel the Gospel&where she is coming from in this Collection.this is a Must have Set.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mahalia Jackson June 24, 2014
By jas
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This has many of Ms. Jackson's renditions of classic gospel songs and hymns, including "Trouble in the World", the song I was looking for. I purchased this as a gift. The combination of Ms. Jackson and Ms. Falls on piano is something that should not be missed or forgotten.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great songs June 23, 2014
By Gina
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The music is great and it was in the rotation on my last road trip. I am not giving this 5 stars because the case immediately broke and I thought I was going to have to return it when the second disc started skipping at the end. I have not had any issues with the songs skipping so I am not sure what the issue was. For the amount of money it cost and the amount of music , I think it's a great deal. Very happy with the purchase.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
She is amazing!
Published 19 days ago by Shelley Saxton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My mom loves it
Published 2 months ago by Kalilah Wiley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 3 months ago by Elbert Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Mahalia Jackson
Just can't express myself enough concerning this CD. This is the music that tells me, better days will come, and God is still on his throne. Music that comforts the soul. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Phyllis Lovelace
5.0 out of 5 stars You can not ignore this album!
I do not know why I like Mahalia Jackson? Her Voice has the anointing of the Lord as always I have felt. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Nara
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic that should be in every library
I bought this album for my grandad as a 'just because' gift and he loved it so much it brought him to tears. Read more
Published 11 months ago by A. Bunneh
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful voice and heartfelt worship
I love Mahalia's unique style singing these wonderful gospel songs. You can feel her deep conviction and honesty as she sings from her soul. Read more
Published 11 months ago by pjs
3.0 out of 5 stars more Mahalia
I have loved Mahalia's Christmas album since childhood. I was looking for more. This album is more upbeat and not as easy to listen to. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Lois Seeger
5.0 out of 5 stars The music exceeded my expectations!
We needed this music for a special event and then gave the music to the family! The Lord's Prayer was sung like an angel!
Published 15 months ago by Janet Kunert
4.0 out of 5 stars Quality
Product is of poor quality. Sound is distorted at time. Artist seems to be off tune. Would not order again.
Published 15 months ago by claude L Gouin
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