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Mahalia Jackson Quotes

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Mahalia Jackson
October 26, 1911 - January 27, 1972
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

Baby, black promoters oppressed me before white promoters ever got hold of me. Don't talk skin to me.


I'll come to any benefit if I see SCLC get all the money.


Without a song, each day would be a century.


I close my eyes when I sing so I can feel the song better.


I hope to bring people to God with my songs.


It is easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing, that's the Lord's test.


Anybody singing the blues is in a deep pit yelling for help.


They thought I was a success as soon as I started paying the bills.


One thing about playing the real jazz is that you can't count it.


My hands, my feet, I throw my whole body to say all that is within me.


This is the place to see the stars - Hollywood Bowl.


Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.


The Lord doesn't like us to be dead. Be alive. Sometimes I dance to the glory of the Lord, because He said so.


If you want me to sing this Christmas song with the feeling and the meaning, you better see if you can locate that check.


Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.


When you sing gospel you have a feeling there is a cure for what's wrong.


You're blessed if you have the strength to work.


Put your mind on the gospel. And remember - there's one God for all.


Gospel music rhythms are not African in origin, although I know that's what the jazz experts say.


Anybody that sings the blues is in a deep pit, yelling for help.


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