Mystery surrounds these never before reissued on CD recordings by Mahalia Jackson that were only ever released on three LPs in France. One theory is that over the Summer of 1947, Mahalia recorded the sides collected here. Why these excellent recordings were never issued anywhere until after Mahalia's death when they appeared in France is beyond comprehension. A second theory holds that Mahalia recorded this material during her first trip to Paris in 1952. Whatever the truth, Acrobat is proud to present these rare recordings for the first time on CD by the greatest of all female Gospel singers. Acrobat. 2005.