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“It is easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing — that's the Lord's test.”
“Gospel music in those days of the early 1930s was really taking wing. It was the kind of music colored people had left behind them down South and they liked it because it was just like a letter from home.”
“Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.”
“... the person who sings only the blues is like someone in a deep pit yelling for help ...”
Mahalia Jackson, U.S. blues/gospel singer
(1911 - 1972)