The Mother Of Gospel Music: Mahalia Jackson

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The Mother of Gospel Music

Mahalia Jackson's powerful contralto brought saints to their knees and had angels rejoicing at the gates of heaven! Pioneering gospel through her blend of traditional Baptist spiritual and soulful blues, Ms. Jackson's music would influence generations of singers to come. Her voice is one of the most distinctive and celebrated of our time. Let's take a look back at the life of a woman who's voice was truly touched by God. 

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