Various Artists

Gospels & Spirituals: The Gold Collection

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America's Favorite: Gospels & Spirituals: The Gold Collection is a budget-line collection that contains an odd cross-section of traditional gospel, country-gospel and contemporary gospel. It's unclear where many of these performances come from -- it's a jumble of original recordings, live tracks and re-recordings -- but it actually gels into an entertaining listen, especially if it's judged alongside other budget-line gospel collections. Among the featured artists are Mahalia Jackson, Aretha Franklin, the Golden Gate Quartet, the Mississippi Singers, the Oak Ridge Boys and Sarah Vaughan.

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