Mahalia Jackson — American Musician born on October 26, 1911, died on January 27, 1972

Mahalia Jackson 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 during her career, and her 45 rpm records included a dozen "golds"—million-sellers... (wikipedia)

Anybody singing the blues is in a deep pit yelling for help.
Sometimes you ask God for something and you don't know what you're asking.
Without a song, each day would be a century.
Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.
When you sing gospel you have a feeling there is a cure for what's wrong.