Find the best quotes by Mahalia Jackson.
Without a song, each day would be a century.
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…
When you are through with the blues, you’ve got nothing to rest on.
The trouble with records is that they’re too short.
The mind and the voice by themselves are not sufficient.
This is the place to see the stars – Hollywood Bowl.
I close my eyes when I sing so I can feel the song better.
I’ll come to any benefit if I see SCLC get all the money.
Anybody that sings the blues is in a deep pit, yelling for help.
Baby, black promoters oppressed me before white promoters ever got hold of me. Don’t talk skin to me.
My hands, my feet, I throw my whole body to say all that is within me.
The old Devil gets mad when you’re trying to do good. Pray that God will move the stumbling blocks.
Everybody needs somebody.
I don’t worry too much about the script, I just ad lib, like Pearl Bailey.
One thing about playing the real jazz is that you can’t count it.
I hope to bring people to God with my songs.
They thought I was a success as soon as I started paying the bills.
Do you know most of the Jewish songs have the same trend of sadness as Negro spirituals?
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.
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