I was introduced to Mahalia Jackson by a previous lover. He adored her. I found her very talented, yet very campy. Her voice is amazing, her timing perfection and her style classic high church drama.
Even though I prefer more contemporary mid century holiday classics and am not too keen on the christiany carols, I can listen to her every year and her CD is a staple in my Xmas playlist.
So we present to you our favorite of her repertoire, Sweet Little Jesus Boy.
Mahalia Jackson – Sweet Little Jesus Boy – 1962
Get a load of that organ accompaniment, pure perfection.