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Black Music Month: Mahalia Jackson

Through the amazing power of her voice and the expressive spirituality of her singing Mahalia Jackson brought the traditional songs of “gospel” to the forefront of Black religious music and in the process became a world-famous singer. In spite of her fame and success, however, the “Queen of Gospel” always remained true to what she

 
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Black Music Month: Jimi Hendrix

Born Johnny Allen Hendrix (later changed to James Marshall) on 27 November 1942, in Seattle, Washington. Learning to play guitar as a teenager, Hendrix grew up to become a rock guitar legend. He had a difficult childhood, sometimes living in the care of relatives and even acquaintances at times. His mother, Lucille, was only 17-years-old

 
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Black Music Month: Leontyne Price

Leontyne Price (born February 10, 1927) is an American soprano. Born and raised in Laurel, Mississippi, she rose to international acclaim in the 1950s and 1960s. Widely regarded as the first African-American singer to earn international acclaim in opera, Price is known for her roles in Il Trovatore, Antony and Cleopatra and Aida. Price’s fame

 
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