Mahalia Jackson – I
Believe - 847 075 - (Condition 80-85%) - Cover Colour Photostate - LP Record
(/məˈheɪljə/ mə-hayl-yə; October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an American
gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred
to as "The Queen of Gospel". She became one of the most influential
gospel singers in the world and was heralded internationally as a singer and
civil rights activist. She was described by entertainer Harry Belafonte as
"the single most powerful black woman in the United States".
She recorded about 30 albums (mostly for Columbia Records) during her
career, and her 45 rpm records included a dozen
"golds"—million-sellers. I sing God's music because it makes
me feel free", Jackson once said about her choice of gospel, adding,
"It gives me hope. With the blues, when you finish, you still have the blues.