Monday, September 2, 2013

Mahalia Jackson

         "Gospel music is nothing but singing of good tidings -- spreading the good news. It will last as long as any music because it is sung straight from the human heart."

– Mahalia Jackson

                 "How I Got Over" - Mahalia Jackson

                 WE SHALL OVERCOME!!!

                 "Keep Your Hand On The Plow" (Live)- Mahalia Jackson

Born on October 26, 1911, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Mahalia Jackson started singing as a child at Mount Moriah Baptist Church and went on to become one of the most revered gospel figures in the U.S. Her recording of “Move On Up a Little Higher” was a major hit and she subsequently became an international figure for music lovers from a variety of backgrounds. She worked with artists like Duke Ellington and Thomas A. Dorsey and also sang at the 1963 March on Washington at the request of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She died on January 27, 1972.

                 Mahalia Jackson Precious Lord, Take My Hand

Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel". Jackson became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world and was heralded internationally as a singer and civil rights activist. She was described by entertainer Harry Belafonte as "the single most powerful black woman in the United States".  She recorded about 30 albums (mostly for Columbia Records) during her career, and her 45 rpm records included a dozen "golds"—million-sellers.

                 "Have You Any Rivers"- Mahalia Jackson


                 Mahalia Jackson Just a Closer Walk With Thee

                 Never Seen Before Footage of Mahalia Jackson and her Funeral

No comments:

Post a Comment