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    Linda Hopkins (b. December 14, 1924, New Orleans) is an American blues and gospel singer.Born Melinda Helen Mathews, Hopkins was discovered at age eleven by Mahalia Jackson. She grew up singing and studying with Jackson. Hopkins idolized Bessie Smith and won critical plaudits for her rendition of Smith in the theatrical presentation “Jazz Train”.She left New Orleans in the 1950s to become one of ...more

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