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Mahalia Jackson

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Born in:New Orleans, Louisiana,
United States of America
Year of Birth:1911
Year of death:1972

Biography

(source: wikipedia)

Mahalia Jackson ( ; born Mahala Jackson; October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an American gospel singer, widely considered one of the most influential vocalists of the 20th century. With a career spanning 40 years, Jackson was integral to the development and spread of gospel blues in black churches throughout the U.S. During a time when racial segregation was pervasive in American society, she met considerable and unexpected success in a recording career, selling an estimated 22 million... more

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