Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson

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Popular Songs

Lord, Don't Move the Mountain
5:30
Happy Birthday to You, Our Lord
0:19
I'm Going to Live the Life I Sing About in My Song - Live
4:08
He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
2:43
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
2:35

Singles

Black, Brown And Beige, Part IV (COME SUNDAY)
7:57
My God Is Real (Yes, God Is Real)
3:37
It Is No Secret
3:01

Biography

Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson (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 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."