Elvis Presley His Hand In Mine on 180g Import LP from Speakers Corner
Almost everyone loves gospel songs. After all – it is inspirational music about good news and hope and warms the heart without demanding religious belief. But what in God’s name makes these songs so enjoyable? Why are they music to one’s ears? Is it because of the simple yet unique melodies, the soft or rocking grooves, or the prayer wheel-like verses that are sung alternately by a soloist and chorus?
Elvis Presley fans might well be able to answer this question just by taking a quick look at the cover, while other more undiscerning lovers of black folk spirituality would say that His Hand In Mine is a well-produced, professional album that cannot be equalled. Elvis lets his young, flexible voice swing sonorously here, lightly and airily there, all the while supported by the top-notch vocal backing group The Jordanaires.
The rich vocal harmonies are sung with true passion, and it is certainly no coincidence that one is reminded of the sound of the Golden Gate Quartet. In one moment the voices soar to celestial heights, in another they plunge down to a deep rumbling bass, not to forget the soft and springy rhythm section.
Elvis Presley's gospel classic His Hand In Mine was recorded with the vocal quartet The Jordanaires in October of 1960 at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee with production by Steve Sholes.
Elvis Presley His Hand In Mine Track Listing:
1. His Hand In Mine
2. I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs
3. In My Father's House
4. Milky White Way
5. Known Only To Him
6. I Believe In the Man In the Sky
7. Crying In The Chapel (Take 1)
8. Crying In The Chapel (Take 2)
9. Joshua Fit the Battle
10. He Knows Just What I Need
11. Swing Down Sweet Chariot
12. Mansion Over the Hilltop
13. If We Never Meet Again
14. Working On the Building