LG037 Concert and Interview: Mahalia Jackson; John Hammond; Xernona Clayton (LG037Goreau_Side1)
Side 1: Recordings from Mahalia Jackson Japan/India Tour in May 1971, Mumbai, St. Thomas Cathedral. Side 2: Interview with John Hammond on 1973-08-10. Interview with Xernona Clayton from Atlanta, Georgia, conducted by telephone, continued from Tape ID: LG026. Abstract for India recording, Hammond, and Clayton: [00:00–55:14] LG037Goreau_Side1 contains a recording from Jackson's Japan/India Tour in May 1971, at Mumbai's St. Thomas's Cathedral. [00:00–02:37] LG037Goreau_Side2a begins mid-interview with record producer John Hammond speaking briefly about his time at Mercury, Vanguard, and Columbia records. [02:42–59:20] In this September 16, 1973 interview, Xernona Clayton, civil rights leader and broadcaster, shares various anecdotes about Jackson from different time periods, spanning their meetings in Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. She describes first meeting Jackson in 1956 in Chicago, at a dinner Jackson made for Clayton and her husband – 04:40. She goes on to discuss how Jackson was a "quiet, undercover force" between politicians and civil rights reforms, especially in regards to creating her temple to teach children – 14:45. Clayton also shares her experience of Jackson and Martin Luther King's appearance at the "Freedom Rally" in Los Angeles in 1961, an event she helped promote – 42:40. Interview continues on LG037Goreau_Side2b.