‘Mahalia Jackson has been a part of my life as long as I can remember,” says singer and playwright Sharon E. Scott, speaking of the legendary New Orleans gospel singer and civil rights activist.
“My grandmother was a pastor’s wife, and we could only listen to sacred music. She was a maid, cooking dinner every Sunday starting at 5am. I remember her in the kitchen, singing along with Mahalia’s records as she cooked.
“So growing up,” Scott says, “Mahalia’s music was always wrapped up with all of those delicious smells.”
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