Mahalia Jackson

On Wednesday, August 28, 1963, 250,000 Americans united at the Lincoln Memorial for the final speech of the March on Washington. As Martin Luther King Jr. stood at the podium, he eventually pushed his notes aside. The night before the march, Dr. King began working on his speech with a small group of advisers in […]

Bill Duke brings his years of talent and experience to direct and executive produce The Mahalia Jackson Story, a music biopic chronicling the life of…

The march was organized by the “Big Six” leaders of the civil rights movement: A. Philip Randolph, Whitney M. Young, Jr., Dr. Martin Luther King,…

Thomas Dorsey‘s National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses appropriately labeled Sallie Martin “the Mother of Gospel”.  Yes, she sang and her group the Sallie Martin Singers, had a following, but that is not why she’s Mama Gospel.  She merits the title because the publishing firm she and Kenneth Morris launched in 1940, Martin & Morris Music, […]

  According to the Chicago Tribune, gospel icon Inez Andrews was the last of her kind, a towering figure from a golden age when giants such as Mahalia Jackson, Albertina Walker and DeLois Barrett Campbell still toured the world. Andrews’ throaty contralto made her low notes thunder, while the enormous range of her instrument enabled […]

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognizes gospel music as the foundation for other musical genres during the ” Rock My Soul Gospel Music Celebration” Honoring Gospel Music legend, Kirk Franklin. Kirk Franklin will perform along with various Gospel artists including Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, and church ensembles from across Cleveland. Gospel music was […]

According to Billboard, Nothing short of a living legend, The World's Greatest Storyteller, Dorothy Norwood, has been entertaining, preaching, uplifting, mentoring, writing and producing for more than fifty years.