Albertina Walker

The Best Is Yet to Come

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Albertina Walker has a deeper, sometimes huskier voice than Inez Andrews or Shirley Caesar, but is no less a vocal magician. She stretches out the lines and lets the mood build on such songs from this LP as "Thank You For One More Day," "He's My Everything," and "Let Jesus Come Into My Heart..." There's a grandiose, smashing feeling that Walker puts into every verse on this album, allowing her to lift up the occasional flat tune or spice up the overdone references. She also holds her own when the Allegro Triboro Mass Choirs come in...