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Monday, 25 October 2010

Mahalia Jackson - First Queen of Gospel



If memory serves, I've once before shared a small anecdote about the time I was chided for having an improper fondness for gospel music. It was a few years ago, in the lunch room of a place I used to work. Music was the topic of discussion, specifically that which elicits a strong emotional response. I mentioned gospel music and a tight-faced, shallow-minded woman from the next table (with whom I had had a few previous verbal jousts on subjects that pique many of the faithful) piped up: "How can you like gospel music? You're not even a Christian." I replied, "I'm not a vegetarian either, but I like peas." (Read more...)