Albertina Walker

Albertina Walker

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Albertina Walker was an American gospel singer. Walker was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Ruben and Camille Coleman Walker. Her mother was born in Houston County, Georgia, and her father in Bibb County, Georgia. They moved to Chicago between 1917-1920 where they lived out their lives. Albertina had four siblings born in Bibb County and four born in Chicago. Albertina began singing in the youth choir at the West Point Baptist Church at an early age, and joined several Gospel groups thereafter, including The Pete Williams Singers and the Robert Anderson Singers. Albertina was greatly influenced by Mahalia Jackson, her friend and confidante. Mahalia Jackson took her on the road when she was just a teenager. "Mahalia used to kid me. She'd say, 'Girl, you need to go sing by yourself.' " recalled Walker in a recent Washington Post Interviewshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6133998695
  • 9786133998698