What is Mahalia Jackson?

  • (noun): United States singer who did much to popularize gospel music (1911-1972).
    Synonyms: Jackson

Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson ( /məˈheɪljə/ 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". 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.

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Mahalia Jackson Theater Of The Performing Arts
... The Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts is a theater located in Louis Armstrong Park in New Orleans, Louisiana ... It was named after gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, who was born in New Orleans ...
Fantasia Barrino - Music Career - 2011-present: Grammy Award, Film and Fourth Studio Album
... was cast in her first film role, playing gospel singer Mahalia Jackson in a biopic based on the 1993 book Got to Tell It Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel ... It was later reported that the film was fully endorsed by the Mahalia Jackson estate ... film role after she announced her pregnancy in August 2011, with members of Mahalia Jackson’s estate reportedly being unhappy that Barrino got pregnant by a married man, and ...
Thomas A. Dorsey - Life and Career
... recorded by Albertina Walker, Elvis Presley, Mahalia Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Clara Ward, Dorothy Norwood, Jim Reeves, Roy Rogers, and Tennessee Ernie Ford, among ... at the rally the night before his assassination, and, per his request, at his funeral by Mahalia Jackson ... Dorsey wrote "Peace in the Valley" for Mahalia Jackson in 1937, which also became a gospel standard ...
Mahalia Jackson - Columbia Records Discography
... Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord Silent Night Mahalia Jackson's Greatest Hits Let's Pray Together Mahalia Garden of Prayer My Faith Mahalia Jackson in Concert Easter Sunday ...
Apollo Records (1944) - LPs and After
... Mahalia Jackson figured very prominently in this reissue program, and one of Apollo's last releases from 1962 were two LPs titled Apollo Records Requests the Honor of Your Presence at the Command Performance of ... Packaged to look like a live recording taken from Jackson's 1961 tour—and therefore, competing directly with Columbia album Mahalia Jackson Recorded in Europe During Her Latest Concert ... albums and added a few more compilations, hanging around long enough to release a Mahalia Jackson memorial album when she died in 1972 ...

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