Today’s Birthday: MAHALIA JACKSON (1911) (He’s got the whole world – Lord don’t move the Mountain)

Mahalia Jackson (1911)

As a child, Jackson sang at the New Orleans church where her father preached. After moving to Chicago, she sang with a touring gospel quintet. Her warm, powerful voice first came to wider public attention in the 1930s. Called “The Queen of Gospel,” she sang at an inaugural party for US President John F. Kennedy, at the 1963 March on Washington, and at the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr. Despite many offers, she refused to sing secular songs. Jackson was born with what physical deformity? More… Discuss


3 responses to “Today’s Birthday: MAHALIA JACKSON (1911) (He’s got the whole world – Lord don’t move the Mountain)

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  2. Hi,
    Mahalia was indeed a woman who sang from her heart. I am presently living in Europe and everyone knows about Mahalia. In fact, when someone speaks of Gospels or Spirituals, the first name that comes out of their mouths is Mahalia Jackson. She was a great woman of faith.

    Ciao,
    Patricia

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    • Well Patricia,
      You’re right about that, I know it. It was a rare opportunity for people like myself, behind the Iron Curtain, back when, to hear suck spiritual voice, but we listen to her, and many others music, with every breath, each time it was possible.
      Thank you for your lovely comment, and for visiting euzicasa!

      George.

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