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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The Gospel According to Mahalia Jackson

I just spotted this on BBC website. A tribute on Radio 4.
Do you remember when BBC had epilogues before you switched off the old b/w TV and watched that white spot in the middle slowly fade away?
It would often be Mahalia singing gospel - The Lords Prayer and others. Intensely moving.  Looking back I think it was part of the process of me getting into jazz music.
I suppose it must have been back in the late 50s and into the 60s?
Seeing this just brought it back. She was wonderful. 

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