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The Great Gospel Women

  • 1. Just a Closer Walk with Thee - Mahalia Jackson (live)
    2. These Are They - Mahalia Jackson
    3. Just as I Am - Mahalia Jackson
    4. Dig a Little Deeper - Mahalia Jackson
    5. Just Over the Hill - Mahalia Jackson
    6. Just Keep Still - Mahalia Jackson
    7. What Manner of Man Is This? - Willie Mae Ford Smith
    8. What a Friend - Roberta Martin
    9. I Looked Down the Line - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
    10. Nobody's Fault But Mine - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
    11. Peace in the Valley - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
    12. Ain't That Good News - Mary Johnson Davis
    13. Walk with Me - Marie Knight
    14. Just One Moment - Clara Ward
    15. Last Mile of the Way, The - Clara Ward
    16. Come Out the Corner - Marion Williams
    17. Nobody Knows, Nobody Cares - Marion Williams
    18. Prayer Changes Things - Marion Williams
    19. Shall These Cheeks Go Dry - Marion Williams
    20. Feel Like My Time Ain't Long - Marion Williams
    21. There's a Man - Marion Williams
    22. This Old World - Goldia Haynes
    23. Didn't It Rain - Cora Martin (live)
    24. There's a Place - Cora Martin
    25. Hark the Voice - Frances Steadman
    26. I Must Tell Jesus - Sister Jessie Mae Renfro
    27. I'll Do What You Want Me to Do - Bessie Folk
    28. Trouble - Dorothy Love Coates
    29. Elijah - Dorothy Love Coates
    30. O What a Time - Lucy Smith
    31. Tell the Angels - Gladys Beamon Gregory
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 6004

  • Credits
    ProducerAnthony Heilbut; Anthony Heilbut (Compilation)
    EngineerBob Blank

    Recorded between 1948 and 1991.
    Personnel: Marion Williams (vocals, piano, background vocals); Dorothy Love Coates, Gladys Beamon Gregory, Roberta Martin (vocals, piano); Clara Ward, Mahalia Jackson, Mary Johnson Davis, Sister Jessie Mae Renfro, Willie Mae Ford Smith (vocals); Jonathan DuBose, Jr., Samuel Patterson (guitar); Grady Martin (electric guitar); Gwendolyn Cooper (piano, organ); Lloyd Gary, Bertha Smith, Mildred Falls, Bishop Jeff Banks (piano); Edward David Robinson, Willie Webb, James Perry (organ); Gertrude Ward, Frances Steadman, Bernice Johnson, Thelma Jackson, The Anita Kerr Singers (background vocals).
    Liner Note Author: Anthony Heilbut.
    Like its male counterpoint, this anthology spotlights contributions from both famous stars (Mahalia Jackson, Marion Williams, Dorothy Love Coates, Sister Rosetta Tharpe) and obscure figures (Mary Johnson Davis, Jessie Mae Renfro, Lucy Smith, and Goldia Haynes, among others), presenting a hefty 31 selections. While some might quibble that celebrated stars Jackson and Williams get six tracks apiece, it's hard to argue with the greatness of what's presented by them. Others who give head-turning performances include Frances Steadman, Roberta Martin, and Clara Ward. ~ Ron Wynn

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (10/15/93, p.76) - 5 Stars - Classic - "...[THE GREAT GOSPEL WOMEN] provides posthumouus recognition for innovators of superior achievement..."
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