Mahalia Jackson

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Interviews with Mahalia Jackson 1967


Interviews with Mahalia Jackson

She was the most famous gospel singer of the world. "Jesus is the base of gospel, he is being praised." She distinguishes between gospels and negro spirituals. She does not look at herself as a star but wants to be a musical correspondent of a message. She believes in god and sings what she is convinced of. "Part of my money I give to people who live under worse conditions than I do."

Time of interview approximate 14 min. (tape)

In English with German translation.

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