Mahalia Jackson Biography

Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972 ) was a U.S. gospel singer, widely regarded as the best in the history of the genre. Born on 26th October 1911, Jackson grew up in the "Black Pearl" section of the Carrollton neighbourhood of uptown New Orleans, Louisiana, and began singing in a Baptist church. In 1927 she moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she sang with the johnson brothers, one of the earliest professional gospel groups.

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Short Information
Mahalia Jackson
Birth Name
Mahala Jackson
Halie Jackson
Birth Date
26 October 1911
Birth Place
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
27 January 1972
[[Evergreen Park, Illinois]], U.S.
Gospel music|Gospel
Years Active
Decca records|Decca Coral
Apollo Records (1944)|Apollo
Columbia Records|Columbia
Associated Acts
Albertina Walker
Aretha Franklin
Dorothy Norwood
Della Reese
Cissy Houston