Please try again later. The review of June 27, contains an intriguing opinion about "people who don't like black gospel music" which I won't dwell on; the author needs to be aware that there are many in this climate of political correctness that would take considerable offense at that statement. No that I do; I am a classical orchestra conductor who is always on the lookout for great gospel music, especially choral.
The point isas is well-documented in the liner notes--the album WAS a major departure in musical idiom for Mahalia Jackson, and she did indeed approach the project with hestitation and lack of confidence, since she had never worked with symphonic arrangements, a full orchestra and conductor. And occasionally things DO seem a bit "loose" in terms of coordination between singer and accompaniment.
I wouldn't necessarily suggest that anyone listen to it at one sitting, since the hymns all travel pretty much the same path. Percy Faith's arrangements are routine in some cases, exceptionally bold in others. You may find Ms.
Jackson's odd pronunciation of some words in the opening lyric a bit off-putting at first, but by the time Percy's arrangement picks up steam with back-up chorus and the most off-beat yet compelling harmonization of this great anthem imaginableyou will find yourself swept along until Mahalia nails the final note with a white-hot intensity that defies description. But she also uses her amazing technique to caress and nuance the music throughout; the closing ABIDE WITH ME has both a sense of heavy emotional weight and sadness to it, yet is uplifting and inspiring at the same time.
My only complaint is the brevity of this track and some of the others. The sound is typically dry and edgy Columbia, which in a way adds to the bite of the performances. This is, of course, a subjective review. I am only writing it so that a buyer like myself might be able to avoid the disappointment which I experienced when I listened to this City Called Heaven - Mahalia Jackson - The Warm And Tender Soul Of Mahalia Jackson - Vol.
2. This is Ms. Jackson singing to some significantly pompous arrangements and orchestrations of mainly white Christianity anthems. Think of a football game halftime in Christian Texas with Fresh - Willie Peyote - Non è il mio genere, il genere umano very good marching band with some strings added.
Perhaps in the 's this made perfect sense. Sorry, just not what I was hoping for. Why is it that the only Mahalia Jackson recording which I really, really want is the one that has never, to my knowledge, been released on cd. This would be the Columbia recording titled "Bless This House. I'm thankful for all of Mahalia's recordings. It's wonderful that she was able to expand her art to include albums like this. These later Columbia projects became my introduction to Mahalia in the middle s.
Since then I've been allowed to enjoy all of her recordings and I love each one of them. I actually believe Mahalia played a large part in my becoming a Christian and she City Called Heaven - Mahalia Jackson - The Warm And Tender Soul Of Mahalia Jackson - Vol.
2 definitely helped me in my spiritual walk with Jesus. I vividly remember when the LP first came out. Mahalia Jackson, an untrained gospel singer who sang only in her church "for her GOD" was approached by Columbia records to make an LP with the fabulous Percy Faith, with his own arrangements. She was terrified by the prospect but after meeting with him and discussing the project she reluctantly agreed. The result was one of the most electrifying recordings I had ever heard.
From the opening bars of the first track I was almost in a state of shock. Whether you are religious or not this recording will stun you. Percy Faith,arguably the best arranger ever, has brought this collection of old gospel and church standards alive as never before and the fabulous Mahalia Jackson delivers one of the most emotional and heart-felt performances you'll ever hear on record.
She pronounces words incorrectly,she breathes in the middle of words, at times she mangles the English language and breaks every rule of good singing and none of this matters one bit because what we hear is a woman singing "to her GOD" with all her heart and soul. It took me 40 years to finally get a commercial CD of this amazimg recording to replace my worn out LPs.
One person found this helpful. I first knew this recording from an lp I owned decades ago. When I found this cd I took a chance and ordered it. I am not disappointed.
Many, many years ago this was one of our favorite records. Mahalia Jackson's marvelous voice accompanied by the Percy Faith orchestra is a work of beauty.
Our album was unfortunately lost through the years. As a Christmas present this year for my husband, I purchased this for his mp3 player. Mahalia Jackson had truly one of the finest voices ever to be recorded. I have listened to this Mahalia Jackson album every since I was a little girl and my father would wake me up every Sunday morning with this LP album playing.
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