Mahalia Jackson – Christmas With Mahalia

Christmas With Mahalia

Mahalia JacksonChristmas With Mahalia CBS S 63450 (1968)

If you already have some christmas music by Bing Crosby, Johnny Mathis, and the like, Christmas With Mahalia is good way to expand your collection.  Mahalia is supported with string arrangements by Marty Paich.  Her renditions of holiday favorites compare favorably with the best crooner versions, though her approach is distinctly more solemn.