Mahalia Jackson
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1911-10-26
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Mahalia Jackson

Biography

Mahalia Jackson ( mə-HAYL-yə; October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel". She became one of the most influential gospel singers in ...

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Biography

Mahalia Jackson ( mə-HAYL-yə; October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel". She 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.

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Duke Ellington, Mahalia Jackson & Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Come Sunday
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Come Sunday
Mahalia Jackson
In The Upper Room
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In The Upper Room
Mahalia Jackson
Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
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Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
Mahalia Jackson
White Christmas
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White Christmas
Mahalia Jackson
Lord, don't move the mountain
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Lord, don't move the mountain
Mahalia Jackson
I'm Going To Live The Life I Sing About In My Song
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I'm Going To Live The Life I Sing About In My Song
Mahalia Jackson
How I Got Over
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How I Got Over
Mahalia Jackson
If We Never Needed The Lord Before (We Sure Do Need Him Now)
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If We Never Needed The Lord Before (We Sure Do Need Him Now)
Mahalia Jackson
Go Tell It on the Mountain
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Go Tell It on the Mountain
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Didn't It Rain
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Didn't It Rain
Mahalia Jackson
I Found The Answer
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I Found The Answer
Mahalia Jackson
In My Home Over Here
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In My Home Over Here
Mahalia Jackson
I'm Going Down the river
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I'm Going Down the river
Mahalia Jackson
Walk On by Faith
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Walk On by Faith
Mahalia Jackson
Move On Up A Little Higher
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Move On Up A Little Higher
Mahalia Jackson
Elijah Rock (Live)
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Elijah Rock (Live)
Mahalia Jackson
Tired
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Tired
Mahalia Jackson
IF I COULD HEAR MY MOTHER PRAY AGAIN
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IF I COULD HEAR MY MOTHER PRAY AGAIN
Mahalia Jackson
If We Never Needed
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If We Never Needed
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Summertime/Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
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Summertime/Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Mahalia Jackson
No Room At The Inn
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No Room At The Inn
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Trouble Of The World
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Trouble Of The World
Mahalia Jackson
Let The Church Roll On 
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Let The Church Roll On 
Mahalia Jackson
He's Got the Whole World in his Hands (Live)
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He's Got the Whole World in his Hands (Live)
Mahalia Jackson
Lord's Prayer
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Lord's Prayer
Mahalia Jackson
Dear Lord, Forgive
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Dear Lord, Forgive
Mahalia Jackson
I'm On My Way
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I'm On My Way
Trad & Mahalia Jackson
Walk In Jerusalem
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Walk In Jerusalem
Duke Ellington
Come Sunday (feat. Mahalia Jackson)
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Come Sunday (feat. Mahalia Jackson)
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Elijah Rock
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Elijah Rock
Mahalia Jackson
Silent Night
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Silent Night
Mahalia Jackson
I Love the Lord
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I Love the Lord
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Mahalia Jackson Biography

Mahalia Jackson ( mə-HAYL-yə; October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel". She 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.

"I sing God's music because it makes me feel free", Jackson once said about her choice of gospel, adding, "It gives me hope. With the blues, when you finish, you still have the blues."

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