The undisputed queen of gospel music, Mahalia Jackson had the gift of making every song feel like a true spiritual event. Accordingly, the tunes gathered on THE LEGENDARY MAHALIA JACKSON stir the soul deeply, as she gives her all on such key items from her repertoire as the slow-burner "Didn't It Rain" and the jubilant "In the Upper Room." On some tracks, traces of blues and even early jazz can be heard in both the arrangements and Jackson's singing, but rest assured that this is ground zero for pure, unadulterated gospel.
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