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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Albertina Walker RIP

From Bob Corritore

RIP Albertina Walker - August 29, 1929 to October 8, 2010. Gospel legend Albertina Walker has passed away. Per the Chicago Tribune "Albertina Walker, the Grammy-winning vocalist known around the world as the "Queen of Gospel" who helped launch some of the biggest names in traditional gospel through her vocal ensemble, the Caravans, has died. She was 81. Walker died of respiratory complications Friday morning at RML Specialty Hospital in Chicago." Simply an amazing and charismatic vocalist Albertina, will forever leave her definitive mark on gospel music. To hear an example of her fine singing with the Caravans, click here. For the Wikipedia biography of Albertina Walker, click here .  

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