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The Golden Gate Quartet - 100% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel Jazz
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Sister Rosetta Tharpe - 87% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Rosetta Nubin, 20 March 1915, Cotton Plant, Arkansas, USA, d. 9 October 1973, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. After first singing in a church choir, Tharpe quickly became a solo singer. In addition to her deeply held religious views, she was influenced by blues singers and musicians and took up the guitar to help broaden her repertoire. By the late 30s she was a popular per Read more

The Swan Silvertones - 80% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This gospel vocal quartet was formed in 1938 in West Virginia, USA, by four coalminers, Claude Jeter (lead), Eddie Boroughas, John Myles and Leroy Watkins. The Swan in their name refers to their early sponsors, the Swan Bakery. Their first sessions were recorded for King Records in Cincinnati in 1946. At this time Henry Brossard (bass) and Soloman Womack (joint lead) joined. Th Read more

Shirley Caesar - 50% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 October 1938, Durham, North Carolina, USA. A deeply spiritual and affecting gospel singer, Caesar’s emotive vocals were first discovered in a church choir when she was 10 years old. Through her teenage years and early 20s she toured widely through the Carolinas and Virginia in the company of choirs such as the Dixie Hummingbirds, Gospel Harmonettes and Mahalia Jackso Read more

Yolanda Adams - 39% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 August 1961, Houston, Texas, USA. One of the biggest stars of contemporary gospel music, Adams began her recording career in 1987. She had previously worked as a fashion model and a teacher before joining the Southeast Inspirational Choir as a soloist. She toured and recorded widely with the choir from the age of 13 onwards. During this time her talent was recognized by T Read more

The Edwin Hawkins Singers - 38% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1970s
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The Staple Singers - 35% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Christian & Gospel Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This well-known US family gospel group was formed in 1951 by Pops Staples (Roebuck Staples, 28 December 1914, Winona, Mississippi, USA, d. 19 December 2000, Dolton, Illinois, USA) and four of his children, Mavis Staples (b. 10 July 1939, Chicago, Illinois, USA), Cleotha Staples and Pervis Staples, who was later replaced by Yvonne Staples. The group fused an original presenta Read more

Marion Williams - 30% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal
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CeCe Winans - 27% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Priscilla Winans, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Part of the famous Winans gospel clan, CeCe was the eighth of 10 children. She worked with her brother BeBe in the PTL Singers, before recording with him as the Grammy award-winning duo BeBe And CeCe Winans. The duo became highly influential figures in modern gospel, their blend of soulful vocals and modern swingbeat rhythms also pro Read more

Mississippi Mass Choir - 27% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This gospel choir was formed in 1988 by Frank Williams who was a member of the Jackson Southernaires and an executive of the gospel division of Malaco Records. The choir signed immediately to Malaco under the musical directorship of David R Curry. Serving God Through Song is the motto of the choir. The group’s first rehearsal was in 1988 followed by the release of their fi Read more

Donnie McClurkin - 25% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Christian & Gospel Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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9 November 1959, Amityville, New York, USA. This bestselling gospel vocalist’s lifelong friendship with Andrae Crouch has informed his own exuberant style. McClurkin’s troubled childhood was redeemed by his strong faith, and his path in life was made clearer when he was introduced to Crouch at the age of 11 by his aunt Bea Carr, who sang backing vocals for the gosp Read more

Charles Brown - 24% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 September 1922, Texas City, Texas, USA, d. 21 January 1999, Oakland, California, USA. Brown’s mother died only six months after he was born and he was raised by his grandparents. Despite learning piano and church organ at the insistence of his grandparents while a child, Brown became a teacher of chemistry. In 1943, living in Los Angeles, he realized that he could ea Read more

Irma Thomas - 23% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Irma Lee, 18 February 1941, Ponchatoula, Louisiana, USA. The ‘Soul Queen Of New Orleans’ was discovered in 1958 by band leader Tommy Ridgley. Her early records were popular locally, but an R&B hit came in 1960 with ‘(You Can Have My Husband But Please) Don’t Mess With My Man’. The following year Thomas rejoined producer/writer Allen Toussaint, wi Read more

Johnny Adams - 22% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lathan John Adams, 5 January 1932, New Orleans, Mississippi, USA, d. 14 September 1998, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. A former member of several gospel groups, Adams’ first recordings appeared in 1959 on Ric Records. Three years later he secured a minor R&B success with ‘A Losing Battle’, a slow ballad co-written by Dr. John. In 1968 he joined Shelby Single Read more

Odetta - 22% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Blues Folk Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Odetta Holmes, 31 December 1930, Birmingham, Alabama. d. 2 December 2008, New York, New York. This legendary folk singer moved to Los Angeles when she was six, adopting the surname of her new stepfather, Felious. A classically trained vocalist, Odetta sang in the chorus of the 1947 Broadway production of Finian’s Rainbow, before opting for a career in folk music. Succes Read more


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