Mahalia Jackson

By Lee Hildebrand

 

Mahalia Jackson is the most celebrated and successful of all African American gospel singers. In her lifetime, she sang for presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy and for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who counted her as his favorite vocalist. She performed at Carnegie Hall and on other concert stages throughout the United States and Europe, yet she remained a heroine to the regular church folk who had first embraced her. And while the blues of Bessie Smith were reflected in Jackson’s booming contralto tones, melismatic moans, chilling sustains, and rhythmic flow,... Read More

City Of Origin:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Genre:
Gospel & Christian, Gospel, Traditional Gospel
Birthdate:
10/16/1911
Death date:
01/27/1972
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Tracks

White Christmas

Mahalia Jackson: Silent Night
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Mary's Little Boy Child

Mahalia Jackson: Silent Night
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What Can I Give

Mahalia Jackson: Silent Night
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O Come, All Ye Faithful

Mahalia Jackson: Silent Night
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Sweet Little Jesus Boy

Mahalia Jackson: Silent Night
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A Star Stood Still

Mahalia Jackson: Silent Night
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Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

Mahalia Jackson: Silent Night
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