Mahalia Jackson - Recorded Live in Europe (1961)

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Mahalia Jackson - Recorded Live in Europe (1961)

Mahalia Jackson - Recorded Live in Europe During Her Latest Concert Tour (1961)
Vocal Jazz, Gospel | Easy CDDA rip (FLAC tracks, no cue, no log) | 316 MB | full scans
Columbia/Sony (2001) | 53:45 | RAR with 5% recovery

Jackson is accompanied only by pianist Mildred Falls on these songs, recorded in Sweden on April 18, 1961. There's not much to distinguish these from other Jackson performances of the period, other than perhaps the sparse accompaniment, a slightly distant quality to the recording of the vocals, and a sense of event from a live audience that didn't have the opportunity to see Jackson nearly as often as Americans did. Her favorites "Elijah Rock" and "Down By the Riverside" are here, as are compositions by Thomas Dorsey and Clara Ward, and – more unexpectedly – Rodgers-Hammerstein's "You'll Never Walk Alone." The 2001 CD release on Columbia/Legacy adds two previously unreleased songs recorded a week later in France, "Didn't It Rain" and "When the Saints Go Marching In." - by Richie Unterberger, AMG

1. Tell The World About This (Traditional) 2:43
2. There Is A Balm In Gilead (Traditional) 5:18
3. Down By The Riverside (Traditional) 4:33
4. In My Home Over There (H.J. Ford) 6:36
5. He's Right On Time (Dorothy Love) 3:01
6. Elijah Rock (Jester Hairston) 4:51
7. It Don't Cost Very Much (Thomas Dorsey) 3:57
8. You'll Never Walk Alone (Oscar Hammerstein II/Richard Rodgers) 4:44
9. How I Got Over (Clara Ward) 7:23
10. Din't It Rain (Roberta Martin) 4:29
11. When The Saints Go Marching In (Traditional/arr. Mahalia Jackson) 6:04

Mahalia Jackson (Vocal)
Mildred Falls (Piano)