Albertina Walker - The Best Of Albertina Walker: 11 Songs

Monday 10th September 2001
Albertina Walker - The Best Of Albertina Walker: 11 Songs
Albertina Walker - The Best Of Albertina Walker: 11 Songs

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Verity 01241431792
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

The phrase "gospel legend" is one that can be applied to relatively few people, but not many would argue that Albertina Walker is not a worthy candidate for the accolade. She started out under the wing of the one and only Mahalia Jackson; she was a long time member of the seminal gospel outfit The Caravans and she's a veteran of over 60 albums, a truckload of Grammys, GMWA and other awards, and a career spanning over 50 years. Sadly, however, this album is only the best of her recent work, taken as it is from albums recorded for Zomba since 1993. All very good and worthy, and there are some cracking cuts here, notably when Albertina was live in Memphis, but I'd love to hear some of her classic earlier work for Savoy. With today's technology, even tracks from the '50s can come up as good as new.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Don't Let Anybody Turn You Around [Listen]
2. When God Dips His Love In My Heart [Listen]
3. You Believed In Me [Listen]
4. Lord Keep Me Day By Day [Listen]
5. Working On A Building [Listen]
6. I Can Go To God In Prayer [Listen]
7. I've Got Feeling [Listen]
8. In Shady Green Pastures [Listen]
9. Wait On The Lord [Listen]
10. You Can't Tell It [Listen]
11. I'm Still Here [Listen]

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