Song of the Day: Mahalia Jackson, “My Lord And I”

The great gospel singer Mahalia Jackson was born on this day in 1911. This performance of “My Lord And I” was taped for a short daily broadcast called Mahalia Jackson Sings in 1961. It aired over WBKB-TV in Chicago on weekday mornings in the ’50’s and ’60’s.

7 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Mahalia Jackson, “My Lord And I”

  1. I remember seeing her on TV now and then. Didn’t care much for her style of music back then, but began to appreciate it more as my musical horizons expanded.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


    1. The three of them really changed a lot of minds and hearts about gospel music. A lot of people who didn’t even care about gospel liked how the three of them sang. Sister Rosetta Tharp was a tremendous guitar player. She couldn’t do anything spectacular, but it was the way she did it.

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