Climbing Higher Mountains

A nice gospel piece from Aretha from her “Amazing Grace” album recorded at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles during January 1972, The album ultimately sold over two million copies in the United States alone, earning a double platinum certification!

  1. Climbing Higher Mountains Aretha Franklin 2:46


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The personal on this recording is pretty amazing too:

     Aretha Franklin – vocals, piano
     Rev. James Cleveland – piano, vocals
     Rev. C.L. Franklin
     Chuck Rainey – bass
     Cornell Dupree – guitar
     Kenneth Lupper – organ
     Pancho Morales – percussion, conga
     Bernard “Pretty” Purdie – drums
     Southern California Community Choir – background vocals

One thought on “Climbing Higher Mountains”

  1. Fantastic! Pretty sure my husband, Patrick, met Bernard Purdie a couple of years ago in Quincy at an event for drummers.

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