LG016 Interview: Mahalia Jackson (LG016Goreau_Side1)
Side 1 and 2: Interview with Mahalia Jackson at her South Indiana Avenue home in Chicago, Illinois on 1967-06-23. [00:00 - 31:34] Mahalia Jackson talks about her first serious heart attack during a performance - 1:32. Jackson describes this and a dream she had a few days before involving a religious statue - 2:37. Jackson describes the trouble she had in the hospital and how working in New Orleans in her youth could have made her ill years later - 9:36. She mentions the letters she received while in the hospital from the President and famous actors and musicians - 15:50. Jackson briefly talks about local medicine traditions in New Orleans - 17:40. She talks about being sick during her tour of Europe and then recovering enough to perform for President Johnson at the White House - 21:37. Jackson then talks about her early involvement in political movements shortly after the second World War - 28:10. [00:00 - 31:33] Continued on LG016Goreau_Side2, Mahalia Jackson talks about the dreams she had and her relationship with Jesus. She also talks about recording her first record and being discovered, followed by an excerpt from that record - 10:00. Jackson describes her memories of Christmas.