Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson

  • Mahalia Jackson - NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 02: Steve Young and family attend the 2nd Annual NFL Honors at Mahalia Jackson Theater on February 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mahalia Jackson - NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 02:  Robert Kraft (L) and Ricki Noel Lander attend the 2nd Annual NFL Honors at Mahalia Jackson Theater on February 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mahalia Jackson - NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 02:  NFL head coach Leslie Frazier (L) attends the 2nd Annual NFL Honors at Mahalia Jackson Theater on February 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mahalia Jackson - NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 02:  NFL player Trent Richardson attends the 2nd Annual NFL Honors at Mahalia Jackson Theater on February 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mahalia Jackson - NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 02:  Miss USA Nana Meriwether attends the 2nd Annual NFL Honors at Mahalia Jackson Theater on February 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mahalia Jackson - NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 02:  NFL player Adrian Peterson attends the 2nd Annual NFL Honors at Mahalia Jackson Theater on February 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mahalia Jackson - NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 02:  (L-R) Monique Brown, NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown, actor Alec Baldwin, and Hilaria Thomas attend the 2nd Annual NFL Honors at Mahalia Jackson Theater on February 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mahalia Jackson - NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 02:  Actress Nina Dobrev attends the 2nd Annual NFL Honors at Mahalia Jackson Theater on February 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mahalia Jackson - NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 02:  Actor Alec Baldwin (L) and Hilaria Thomas attend the 2nd Annual NFL Honors at Mahalia Jackson Theater on February 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mahalia Jackson - NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 02:  Model Christine Teigen (L) and singer John Legend attend the 2nd Annual NFL Honors at Mahalia Jackson Theater on February 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mahalia Jackson - NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 23:  Recording Artist Irma Thomas performs as part of The Irma Thomas Tribute to Mahalia Jackson featuring Jacqueline Mayfield at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival  held at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 23, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mahalia Jackson - NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 23:  Recording Artist Irma Thomas performs as part of The Irma Thomas Tribute to Mahalia Jackson featuring Jacqueline Mayfield at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival  held at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 23, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mahalia Jackson - NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 23:  Recording Artist Jacqueline Mayfield performs as part of The Irma Thomas Tribute to Mahalia Jackson featuring Jacqueline Mayfield at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival  held at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 23, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mahalia Jackson - NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 23:  Recording Artist Irma Thomas performs as part of The Irma Thomas Tribute to Mahalia Jackson featuring Jacqueline Mayfield at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival  held at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 23, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mahalia Jackson - NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 23:  Recording Artist Irma Thomas performs as part of The Irma Thomas Tribute to Mahalia Jackson featuring Jacqueline Mayfield at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival  held at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 23, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mahalia Jackson - NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 23:  Recording Artist Irma Thomas performs as part of The Irma Thomas Tribute to Mahalia Jackson featuring Jacqueline Mayfield at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival  held at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 23, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mahalia Jackson - NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 23:  Recording Artist Irma Thomas performs as part of The Irma Thomas Tribute to Mahalia Jackson featuring Jacqueline Mayfield at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival  held at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 23, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mahalia Jackson - NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 23:  Recording Artist Jacqueline Mayfield performs as part of The Irma Thomas Tribute to Mahalia Jackson featuring Jacqueline Mayfield at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival  held at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 23, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mahalia Jackson - NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 23:  Recording Artist Irma Thomas performs as part of The Irma Thomas Tribute to Mahalia Jackson featuring Jacqueline Mayfield at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival  held at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 23, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mahalia Jackson - NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 23:  Recording Artist Irma Thomas performs as part of The Irma Thomas Tribute to Mahalia Jackson featuring Jacqueline Mayfield at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival  held at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 23, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
General critical consensus holds Mahalia Jackson as the greatest gospel singer ever to live; a major crossover success whose popularity extended across racial divides, she was gospel's first superstar, and even decades after her death remains, for many listeners, a defining symbol of the music's transcendent power. With her singularly expressive contralto, Jackson continues to inspire the ...more


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