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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 - 89% 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

Mavis Staples - 66% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Christian & Gospel Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 July 1939, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The exceptional lead voice of the Staple Singers began a simultaneous solo career when the group was signed to the Stax Records label in 1968. Here she began recording distinctly secular material including songs by Otis Redding (‘Good To Me’, ‘Security’), Sam Cooke (‘You Send Me’) and Joe Simon (‘The C Read more

The Staple Singers - 66% 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

Blind Boys Of Alabama - 60% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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Rosemary Clooney - 59% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Vocals Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 May 1928, Maysville, Kentucky, USA, d. 29 June 2002, Beverly Hills, California, USA. Although her heyday was back in the 50s, this popular singer and actress remained close to the peak of her powers well into the 90s. Rosemary and her sister Betty sang at political rallies in support of their paternal grandfather. When Rosemary was 13 the Clooney children moved to Cincinn Read more

Odetta - 52% 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

Edwin Hawkins - 50% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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The Edwin Hawkins Singers - 50% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1970s
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Eartha Kitt - 47% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Christian & Gospel Disco Holiday & Seasonal Jazz R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 January 1927, Columbia, South Carolina, USA. The daughter of a white dirt farmer and a black Cherokee mother, Kitt was born in the cotton fields of South Carolina. After being given away by her mother she was raised in Harlem, where after a period of struggle she ended up attending the High School for Performing Arts. She later joined Katherine Dunham’s famed dancing Read more

The Soul Stirrers - 45% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Christian & Gospel R&B / Soul
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Sarah Vaughan - 43% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sarah Lois Vaughan, 27 March 1924, Newark, New Jersey, USA, d. 3 April 1990, Los Angeles, California, USA. Although she was not born into an especially musical home environment (her father was a carpenter and her mother worked in a laundry), the young Sarah Vaughan had plenty of contact with music-making. As well as taking piano lessons for nearly 10 years, she sang in her c Read more

Aretha Franklin - 42% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Christian & Gospel Electronic & Ambient Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 March 1942, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Aretha Franklin’s music is steeped in the traditions of the church. Her father, Rev. C.L. Franklin, was a Baptist preacher who, once he had moved his family to Detroit, became famous throughout black America for his fiery sermons and magnetic public appearances. He knew the major gospel stars Mahalia Jackson and Clara Ward, who in Read more

Brook Benton - 41% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin Franklin Peay, 19 September 1931, Camden, South Carolina, USA, d. 9 April 1988, New York City, New York, USA. A stylish, mellifluent singer, Benton’s most ascendant period was the late 50s/early 60s. Although he began recording in 1953, Benton’s first major hit came in 1959 on forging a songwriting partnership with Clyde Otis and Belford Hendricks. ‘I Read more

Doris Day - 38% match to Mahalia Jackson

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Doris Von Kappelhoff, 3 April 1922, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. One of popular music’s premier post-war vocalists and biggest names, Kappelhoff originally trained as a dancer, before turning to singing at the age of 16. After changing her surname to Day, she became the featured singer with the Bob Crosby Band. A similarly successful period with the Les Brown Band saw her rec Read more


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