Episode 291: "Move On Up a Little Higher"

BMA: Black Media Archive show

Summary: This episode is a recording of gospel legend Mahalia Jackson singing "Move On Up a Little Higher", recorded September 12, 1947 in New York accompanied by Mildred Falls on piano and Herbert James Francis on organ. Released in early 1948, the single became the best-selling gospel record of all time, selling eight milion copies - such great quantities that stores could not even meet the demand.