The intention is to give one of the greatest singers of our time
the appropriate forum. You will find a discography here (mainly
records published in Europe) as well as a detailed song list to
each record. Such a list can never be complete or without
mistakes. We will greatly appreciate any help you can give.
Yet they are getting better! Try for example the CD
edition of BLACK, BROWN AND BEIGE with additional tracks never
Mahalia Jackson with Elvis Presley and Barbara McNair
Some very fine live performances from Mahalia, recorded in Europe
and the United States are available. I wish I had seen her on
stage. From the re-issue of her 1958 concert in Newport you can
experiance and feel the power of a powerful woman. Listening to
her "Lordīs Prayer" from that performance, you can
feel shivers running down your back...
Today, the CD contains the original version of "Didnīt it
rain" as performed during the concert.
For those of you who live in the United States of America, it
might be easier to get hold of one of the early records. For me
in good old Bavaria, it is far more difficult. With the help of
the World Wide Web I try to get as much information on Mahalia as
possible. Also, I try to increase my collection of disks of her.
(Check out the Collection page).
Remember: I donīt list them here to show how many I possess! The intention is to complete something like a world-wide discography of her.
You will find issues from different countries. There are
records published by Apollo, CBS, Vogue (issued the Apollo
recordings mainly in France and Germany), Metronome (issued the Apollo recordings mainly in Scandinavia), Philips and many more. And, for CDs, Sony, too. But
donīt forget: Sony only picks the jewels from the original CBS
catalogue to present them as original Sony recordings.
If you can contribute to this page, please contact me via e:mail.
I greatly appreciate any information on her discography as well
as on Mahaliaīs live. I would love to learn about other fans of
What makes the best even better? Well, this question is easy
to answer when you refer to music! Music is at itīs best when it
comes alive. What I mean is that music is an event for the moment
and can hardly be conserved.
Concert handbill for an evening with Mahalia in Symphony Hall, Boston, on October 29th, 1961
check out text on the back of this brochure
Mahalia Jackson started her recording career with two takes on
DECCA. Financially, these were not successful. She recorded quite
a lot for APOLLO in New York and had her first million-selling
single. In the fifties she changed to COLUMBIA. At that time her
fame spread all over the world.
From my own experiance I know about the difficulties in obtaining
records from Mahalia Jackson, either on vinyl or CD.
Unfortunately it takes good research skills to find any at all,
especially if you are looking for special items (45s, EPs,
oversea editions...). Not every record was published in every
What I can offer is some help in finding your desired record. But:
no promises! And you will have to accept "unusual"
prices for some items. On catalouge items, I will not add any
surcharges. Extras are shipping and handling. And, of course, you
will be informed about the price upfront!
Please remember, I am not a record dealer. I am just a great fan,
who wants as many people as possible to have the chance to enjoy
Mahaliaīs music. In some cases I can offer to send you a tape
from my own collection. Again, this is not to earn a lot of money
on them. It is just a necessety, for most of the original
recordings have long been deleted from the various catalogues.
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