Mahalia Jackson - Quotes

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

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

If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you.

If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you.

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

Sometimes you ask God for something and you don't know what you're asking.

Sometimes you ask God for something and you don't know what you're asking.

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.

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.

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

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

The old Devil gets mad when you're trying to do good. Pray that God will move the stumbling blocks. ---->>>

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

God can make you anything you want to be, but you have to put everything in his hands. ---->>>

Money just draws flies.

Money just draws flies.

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

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

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

Without a song, each day would be a century.

Without a song, each day would be a century.

Everybody needs somebody. ---->>>

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

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

Do you know most of the Jewish songs have the same trend of sadness as Negro spirituals? ---->>>

How can you sing of amazing grace and all God's wonders without using your hands? ---->>>

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

I hope to bring people to God with my songs. ---->>>

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

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

The mind and the voice by themselves are not sufficient.

The mind and the voice by themselves are not sufficient.

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

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. ---->>>

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

I don't worry too much about the script, I just ad lib, like Pearl Bailey. ---->>>

Time is important to me because I want to sing long enough to leave a message. I'm used to singing in churches where nobody would dare stop me until the Lord arrives! ---->>>

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

The trouble with records is that they're too short. ---->>>

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

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

When you are through with the blues, you've got nothing to rest on. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 10-26, 1911
Birthplace:
Die: 01-27, 1972
Occupation: Musician
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Mahalia Jackson ( 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 (wikipedia)