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Silent Night, Holy Night (Album Version) <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silent-Night-Holy-Album-Version/dp/artist-redirect/B001GU95MW">Mahalia Jackson</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Listening to Mahalia Jackson sing "Silent Night" gives me chills. She finds it. She gets it. She never oversings the song, holding back, making sure the song is never about her. Rather than say, "Look at my skills," she is calling us out, asking, "Worship with me the child of God."

The music is sparse. It starts with piano and bells, but mostly, it is Jackson with a soft layer of bells and a humming choir. It sounds like it was performed without an audience in a large cathedral.

I fully recommend, "Silent Night, Holy Night" as sung by Mahalia Jackson.

Anthony Trendl
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Gospel ~ The Weavers
Gospel ~ The Weavers
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The Weavers are folk music. Like Woody Guthrie, their name is synonymous with what folk music is. They did not sing for money, but for what they believe.

No one ever thought of the Weavers as a faith-driven group. They are nowhere on the Larry Norman-> Michael W Smith-> Sara Groves Christian music continuum. What they have done, though, is collect the most popular Christian folk songs and play them well.

This is a coffee house collection. This is crowd pleasing and not always obvious as spiritual songs ("If I Had A Hammer (The Hammer Song)"). There are none of the great hymns like "Amazing Grace," "How Great Thou Art," or even, "Be Thou My Vision." Too bad. I can only… Read more
The Long Tail: How Endless Choice is Creating Unli&hellip by Chris Anderson
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"The Long Tail: How Endless Choice Is Creating Unlimited Demand" by Chris Anderson claims that thar's gold in them thar hills. He tells us it is not a few big chunks we want, but many small nuggets.

Modern examples are Amazon.com and NetFlix, both of which sell plenty of Harry Potter products and the like. They also (or rent, as is with NetFlix) lots of less popular products. They hit the niche market hard. That's the gold.

The long tail is the curve's far end. At the top of the curve is Harry Potter, for example, along with other New York Times Bestsellers. These products certainly represent a significant amount of sales. However, so do the accumulated number of books… Read more