Queen of Gospel

Queen of Gospel

Mahalia Jackson was the link between ‘Empress of the Blues’ Bessie Smith and ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin. Yet, she was not a Blueswoman, considering the Blues to be ‘songs of despair – Gospel songs are the songs of hope’.

Artist: Mahalia Jackson

Genre: Soul

Label: Not Now Music

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Jackson took Gospel to the world, but would claim it was on her own terms. She didn’t sing the Blues, but helped put a beat into Gospel Music, bringing it nearer the mainstream and making it attractive to a wider audience. Gathered on this album are hymns and sacred songs; Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho, When The Saints Go Marching In, Amazing Grace and Were You There? Her success resurrected an interest in Gospel Music and Initiated what would become the ‘Golden Age of Gospel’.

About the artist

Mahalia Jackson 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.

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