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Worship Songs you know and Love

Worship Songs you know and Love

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Very AmazingMusic:http://www.youtube.com/GETVNETWORK
Very AmazingMusic:http://www.youtube.com/GETVNETWORK

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 ==== ====GETV Network; Gospels Finest Musichttp://www.youtube.com/GETVNETWORK ==== ====Born in 1929 in Chicago Illinois, Albertina was one of nine children raised within a deeply religiousChristian Baptist family. Her singing career started at the age of 10 when she and her sister joinedthe choir at their local church, the West Point Baptist Church, from which a children's groupevolved to be known as the Williams Singers. This group became well known throughout Illinoisand surrounding Mid Western states. During her formative teenage years at the West Point Baptist Church, Walker was deeplyinfluenced by Mahalia Jackson and other notable gospel singers who appeared in concerts held atthe church. It was during this time that she began to sing with established musicians RobertAnderson and Willie Webb, gaining increasing exposure on radio through church performanceswith Anderson's group. As her public exposure began to rise, Walker soon made her first recording with RobertAnderson's band and on Anderson's retirement, formed the Caravans in 1952 with some of themembers of Anderson's former ensemble. James Cleveland, then a young keyboard player soon joined the Caravans, the first of a long line of illustrious gospel musicians that was to includeDorothy Norwood, Bessie Griffin, Inez Andrews, Imogene Greene and others. For the rest of the fifties the Caravans dominated the gospel musical arena, appearing all over theworld. The group was uniquely characterised and blessed in that every member was endowed withstrong and rich vocals; and Walker, astute as ever, allowed rotation of the lead vocalist among hertalented female ensemble. In 1958 a young Shirley Caesar joined the band and soon became theirlead vocalist. The Caravans remained a leading force in gospel music well into the sixties. But with such depthof rich vocal talent in abundance within the group, individual members gradually began to pursuesolo careers and in 1967, the group was disbanded by Walker. The group's original founder,Walker also found herself pursuing a solo career. Walker's solo career developed throughout the seventies. She made her first solo record deal withSavoy Records and later signed with other big name record companies, working on gospelprojects with numerous choirs including her home church choir, The West Point Choir. Her firstsolo work, Put A Little Love In Your Heart, was recorded in 1975 and she went on to conductseveral gospel projects with Reverend James Cleveland and others. Over a long illustrious career,Walker has churned out over sixty albums, many of them golden hits. Walker's contribution to gospel music is widely acknowledged and she is often referred as the

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